Below is a list of some of the charities that the trust has supported (and will hopefully continue to support) over the last 10 years.
Wales’ Oldest Art Gallery: In 2007 Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw celebrated its centenary-and-a-half making it not only one of Wales’ most picturesque art venues but also its oldest. Nestling in the village of Llanbedrog on the Llŷn Peninsula, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Gothic styled Mansion stages changing exhibitions by premier artists from Wales and beyond. You can also enjoy adult and kids art workshops, concerts, lectures, craft fairs along with many other activities, throughout the year.
The John Andrews Charitable Trust (and John himself before the trust was formed) was a keen friend of the gallery. Indeed his porcelain collection is on loan to the gallery to this day and where possible the trust helps keep this national treasure running at full capacity.
Cardiff Model Engineering Society
Miniature train rides – steam, diesel and electric – and tram rides – in delightful parkland on the outskirts of the capital city of Wales. John was an avid supporter of the society (with a plaque in his memory) and the trust continues to support its operation.
With some of the family history being involved in the build and operation of trams and buses in a bygone era the trust still owns a number of reconditioned carriages. The best were donated to the London Bus Museum and are on show at their Brooklands museum. Terrifyingly every now and then they get them out and still use them!
A PHABulous organisation creating opportunitites for kids of all ages to enjoy life with residential holidays and specially designed acessible care and infrastructure.
“A simple and unique project that aims to benefit imprisoned mothers from South Wales held at HMP Eastwood Park and their children still living across the region.”
Groundwork North Wales works alongside local communities, public bodies, private companies and other voluntary sector organisations to support communities in need. The John Andrews Charitable Trust has funded a specific project (see the projects page) and hopes to continue the excellent work done by this charity.
Coleg Elidyr is a residential Camphill Community College providing further education and training for young people aged 18-25 with learning difficulties and disabilities. Founded in 1973, Coleg Elidyr has many years’ experience of working with young people with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities, behavioural and emotional difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions.
Tools for Self Reliance aims to contribute to poverty reduction in Africa by working with its partner organisations and supporters in the UK to empower people to build viable and sustainable livelihoods through the delivery of technical, business and life skills training and through the provision of tools for their trades.