Mining memorial garden will ‘develop and thrive’ thanks to Slice of the Pie
The Welsh National Mining Memorial Garden (WNMMG) in Senghenydd has benefited from Peter’s Slice of the Pie Community Fund.
The Aber Valley Heritage Group, who raised funds for the memorial, were successful in their bid for £250 for new plant pots and plants from Wales’ premier pie-maker.
The site was officially opened on October 14th to mark the 100th anniversary of the British mining disaster and relies solely on grants and donations.
The memorial garden won the prize after completing the Peter’s Food online application form with a strong bid for funding.
Jack Humphreys, Chair of the Aber Valley Heritage Group said: “The funding from Peter’s has allowed us to start landscaping the garden earlier than we had planned; needless to say we were elated when we heard we had won.
“The new planters and flowers are a wonderful addition to the memorial and will help to protect the grassy areas.
“We would like to thank Peter’s Food for their Slice of the Pie and this brilliant contribution.”
Claire Conway, Marketing Manager at the Caerphilly-based food giant said: “The memorial means so much to the Senghenydd community and indeed people across Wales.
“It is a beautiful tribute and Peter’s is thrilled to support it with this funding.
“We hope everyone enjoys the new additions to the garden.”
Patron Roy Noble said: “The memorial is important to local people as a focal point for remembrance and education. It is also a sacred reminder of the harrowing ‘ cost of coal’ throughout the Welsh coalfield and it is important that the sacrifice is, forever respected in memory. It stands as a symbol to our forebears, for a life that nurtured a nation.
“I am very grateful for Peter’s support in helping the garden to develop and thrive , so that future visitors will reflect and on one of the great influences that shaped us all.”