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Community groups cash in on £20,000 fund

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

Gwent Amatuer Boxing Club will receive £1,304.38.

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FIFTY community groups across South West Wales are celebrating a windfall, thanks to the Evening Post's Cash For Your Community campaign.

Members collected tokens printed in the paper — the more they had — the greater their share of the £20,000 cash pot sponsored by Western Power Distribution (WPD).

Gwent Amateur Boxing Club, based on Dyfed Avenue in Swansea, collected the most and will receive £1,304.38.

Other big winners included Montana Park Senior Citizens, 32nd Swansea Scouts and Swansea Sea Cadets.

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Post editor Jonathan Roberts said: "Once again this campaign has been a great success and I'm sure all the groups and organisations that entered will put their share of the £20,000 to good use.

"I'd like to congratulate all who took part and thank our sponsor WPD for their continued support."

Karen Welch, on behalf of WPD, said: "We have been delighted with the response to the campaign and it's a real pleasure to see so many groups represented.

"As a major employer in South Wales we believe we have a responsibility to play a full and active role in the communities we serve, which is why we provide practical and charitable assistance whenever we can.

"Western Power Distribution already supports many good causes in both the charity and voluntary sectors.

"We are immensely proud of our track record of achievements to date which has seen a range of individual organisations and communities benefiting in practical and realistic way.

"WPD has supported Cash For Your Community for two consecutive years and it has helped us to offer our support to a wide variety of small local groups in South West Wales."

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