7 Million Steps For Elle Dennis

Elle Dennis from Townhill is just 21 and in November last year, she was rushed into hospital feeling unwell. It was confirmed she had Sepsis and then also diagnosed with Leukaemia. Elle and her family are currently travelling back and forth Cardiff receiving treatment for the Leukaemia. Elle may need a bone marrow transplant.

All staff at the Phoenix wanted to do something to support Elle and her family at this difficult time.

Throughout March, Cancer Research is running a campaign called “Walk over Cancer”

As a team, The Phoenix Centre staff and community members of the Local People Project, are committing to walking 10,000 steps per day. By the 31st March, they would have completed a staggering 7 million steps.

Please help us raise money for Elle and her family. Each participant has sponsor forms or you can donate on this page. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/seven-million-steps-for-elle-dennis

Thank you, The Phoenix Centre & Local People Project.

Community Christmas Lantern Parade 2019

What another great turnout from our community for our annual lantern parade, proudly funded by the Local People Project.

With help from our volunteers and staff, we’ve been running lantern workshops since early November. Children from our community came along to create their very own lanterns

Our workshop co-ordinators, Leanne, Ricky and Laura.

We set off from The Phoenix Centre and braved the stormy weather singing Christmas songs, led by the police and followed by St John’s Ambulance . It was great to see so many local residents come out to wave and cheer on the children along our route.

After the parade was complete, we then headed to St Nicholas church for the annual ‘Christingle’ service. The children loved learning about Christmas and making their very own ‘Christingle’

Refreshments were then available in the Church hall for everyone to rest their legs and warm up with a cuppa.

A huge thank you to those who participated and made this years one of the funniest yet – the hail, thunder, lightning and sleet certainly didn’t stop us and what a giggle we had. We can’t wait for next year already.

We would like to say a massive thank you to the following:-

Ricky, Leanne & Laura for holding the workshops.
Phoenix Café for helping us with the refreshments
Our Local People Project committee members for supporting the event and giving up their time
St John’s Ambulance & our local Police members for ensuring we were safe along our route.
St Nicholas & St Jude’s church for a brilliant service and use of the church hall.
And finally the Local People Project, for funding another great event that brings our community together, at Christmas time.

Lantern Parade 2019

This year we see the annual ‘Lantern Parade’ return to Townhill.
Workshops for children to make their lanterns start on November 6th and run every Wednesday 4-6pm and Saturday 10am-12pm until the event.
Route to be confirmed in due course but this year we promise to make it bigger and better than before. If you would like to get involved, feel free to get in touch.