Mulligan Community hopes plan will ‘combat poverty’

By GEM Staff Reporter in Local People

Bridgend AM and First Minister, Carwyn Jones, joined local service providers in Bridgend recently, to hear the latest plans by Mulligan Community for their MC Centre.

The location of the MC centre was unveiled at a major launch event at the Bridgend Life Centre, together with their latest plans regarding services and facilities that they aim to provide.

Mulligan Community is a non-profit, social enterprise set up in 2014 to support families and individuals in Bridgend who are at risk of living in poverty.

It aims to give people a “second chance, regardless of age, race or gender, disability, postcode, religion or bank balance.”

The event was sponsored by Community Sustainability Business (CSB) Ltd. Some of the organisations who attended included the Stroke Association, Macmillan Cymru, Action on Hearing Loss, Western Bay Adoption Services, the local Community Health Council, Hafal, PaCE, Red Cross, SPLICE, 2by2 and Calan DVS.

It was revealed that the MC Centre will be located at the former ironworks site at Parc Tondu.

Mr Jones said: “I have been very impressed with Amanda and Ed Kirk, the Directors of the Mulligan Community and their drive and ambition to set up the MC Centre. I first met Amanda and Ed earlier this year at the grand opening of their MC third sector offices located at Western Avenue on the Bridgend Industrial Estate.

This offers third sector organisations affordable office spaces to rent. Providing this service, means that many organisations can continue to provide their vital services to the community.

“I would like to wish Amanda and Ed all the very best as they look to progress the MC Centre. I have no doubt that once the MC Centre is up and running that it will quickly establish itself as an important facility in the community.”

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