WWH Chief Executive Anne Hinchey presents WWH's donation to David Pugh, Chief Executive of Prime Cymru and Hayley Ridge- Evans, Director of Operations
People aged 50 and over throughout Wales who are looking to capitalise on their skills are set to benefit from a donation of £5,000 from the Board of Wales & West Housing to charity Prime Cymru.
PRIME Cymru (Prince’s Initiatives for Mature Enterprise) was founded in 2001 by the Prince of Wales who felt that the experience and skills of many older people were going to waste.
Chief Executive Anne Hinchey met with David Pugh, Chief Executive of Prime Cymru, and Hayley Ridge-Evans, Director of Operations at WWH’s offices in Cardiff to presented them with the cheque.
“We have been providing housing and services specifically for the over 50s in Wales for almost 50 years. We are very aware of the challenges that this age group faces so we are delighted to support the work of PRIME Cymru, the only organisation in Wales aimed at helping the over 50s to remain or become economically active,” said Anne.
Over the years PRIME Cymru has helped over 2,700 people back into jobs, supports over 6,000 unemployed workers a year, and has 300 dedicated front line mentors who deliver face-to-face advice and support.
“I am delighted to accept this generous donation from Wales & West Housing towards the activities of PRIME Cymru,” said David Pugh, Chief Executive. “In Wales we have in excess of 200,000 people between the ages of 50 and state pension age who are economically inactive and facing older age poverty in retirement.
“This donation will enable us to continue to develop and deliver innovative dedicated support to assist individuals to change their lives by becoming economically active, enabling them to provide for their own futures and contribute to the communities in which they live.”