Volunteers' Week 2022 - Meet Tony
2 Meh 2022
I find volunteering has many physical benefits and spending time with others has helped to reduce stress levels and the health effects on my body, but more importantly it is so good to see the fitness of some of the walkers improve as time goes by to the extent that some have joined other walking groups which offer advanced walks and some have become walk leaders in their own right and I have many of these walkers in my group.
Volunteers' Week 2022 - Meet Julie
30 Mai 2022
This year, SWA is marking Volunteers' Week with profiles of some of our own amazing volunteers, without whom we could not operate as we do today. Most of our volunteers work at the Green Wood Centre, helping us to maintain the site, or at local woodlands and community projects close by. In Wales, volunteers are essential for assisting us to run numerous social forestry programmes throughout the country.
The launch of Bendigedig!
18 Mai 2022
Earlier today, we were delighted to watch Dafydd, a woodland owner from Ceredigion, launch ‘Bendigedig’ - a S&S 43 yacht he has been refitting to compete in a round the world sailing event and raise money for Coed Lleol.
Naturefix - new films released!
28 Mawrth 2022
Following on from the release of Woodlands for Wellbeing, we are delighted to introduce the rest of a series of films in collaboration with the LEADER Rural Development Programme.
Woodlands for Wellbeing
10 Mawrth 2022
To mark social prescribing day on 10th March, Coed Lleol is raising awareness of the benefits of green social prescribing with a short film – ‘Woodlands for Wellbeing’ - showcasing our work across Wales.
International Women's Day 2022 - Women in the Woods!
8 Mawrth 2022
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
At Small Woods, we are proud to employ women in a wide range of roles throughout the organisation. Here's Anna, an engagement officer who works for Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) at Craig Gwladus in Neath, to tell you what it's like to be a woman in the woods in 2022.
Our first outdoor health strategy meeting of 2022
3 Chwef 2022
Last week, some of the team got together for our first outdoor health strategy meeting of 2022. Not only was this a welcome opportunity to meet face to face (some of us for the first time!) but also a chance to reflect on our strengths and start developing the strategy for outdoor health with this new funding in mind.
£1.5m of funding secured for our nature-based programmes
4 Tach 2021
Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) has secured £1.5m to help fund nature-based programmes
Round the world yacht race to fundraise for Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)
2 Gorff 2021
Ceredigion woodland owner Dafydd Hughes is going to the end of the world and back again to fundraise for Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales).