Meet Merlin!

Introducing the first resident of LWD woodland home… Meet Merlin!!! Merlin is a 3 year old welsh mountain pony and he is awesome! He arrived here at midday today and is already settling in great. With a bit of tlc this will be one proud pony! Will update with all of our progress soon, Lads…

What a difference some sunshine makes!

What a difference some sunshine makes! After having a few dry and bright days last week I managed to strim over an acre of the field, re-plant 15 new trees, cut and process many dead-standing trees, establish some new pathways, start sowing some seeds (tomatoes, chilli’s, cucumbers, peppers, radish and many more) build up boundaries…

Fantastic news!   Thank you so much to miss Louise Wride, formerly known as The Lady Mayor of Llandovery, who very generously donated £1000 to Lads Without Dads just before Christmas.   Louise organised the Mayors Charity Ball and Raffle in December and very kindly donated the proceeds to Lads Without Dads and Llandovery parks….

Good afternoon all! We have been unable to write a post for a while as have been working full time on the land and signal is very limited… We have been making great progress and have completed many jobs including a temporary composting toilet and compost store.. We were hoping to be able to start…

It’s just another day…

Our thoughts are with everyone who is spending today without their father and the mums who do both jobs… We are doing everything in our power to secure, develop and get our woodland home ready for Lads Without Dads.. Plans are underway, assistance is appearing and visions are being realised. Thank you to everyone for your…

HYGGE { HOO-GAH } !

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Hoogah Swansea who are very kindly supporting Lads Without Dads with their special this month!   Hoogah is a beautiful, boutique cafe bar and kitchen based in Brynmill which offers a delicious and unique range of locally sourced, wholesome produce. For the month of June they are offering a 🔥Peppered Beef…

Making Progress!

LWD Woodland Home, Making Progress… After 2 cold evenings sleeping in the shed and 3 days non stop strimming and clearing, we are starting to make some good progress.. A big thank you to Antaine Doinn and Si Dimmock from Monkey Tree Care Ltd. in Swansea for their hard work starting to fell and clear out the dead trees and branches…

One good turn deserves another…

Would like to say a big THANK YOU to Chris Guts Griffiths from Guts Surfboards in Swansea! Mr Griffiths has voluntarily donated one of his unique resin bowls for us to auction towards equipment for us to develop our woodland home… Chris only recently had the ingenious idea of recycling the left over polyester resin from the custom surfboards…

Seeing the wood for the trees!

FANTASTIC NEWS! I have recently met with the owner of the woodland after becoming increasingly frustrated with the mammoth task of raising the deposit pretty much alone. After explaining the situation to him and reiterating my plans for the area he has given me all of the confirmation I needed to be able to start…

United we stand, divided we fall…

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! WE ARE DOING THIS AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! PLEASE SHARE! We have been working towards raising funding to purchase a local piece of woodland with the vision of this becoming our base as opposed to a rented building in the city centre. This will significantly reduce our future running costs as we…

Generous donation from The Toy Box Boutique for us to auction…

Fantastic! The Toy Box Boutique in Swansea have very kindly donated one of their beautiful, personalised toy boxes worth £90 for us to auction towards our woodland home! These boxes are made to order with an awesome choice of fabrics and styles… This would make an ideal Christmas present for any youngster and really help us…