Social Christmas and Toddler’s at Techniquest
Since 1982 Wales Co-Operative Centre has been supporting the growth of co-operatives and social enterprises, bringing communities together and helping the Welsh economy. Over the festive period this year, Wales Co-Operative Centre and Social Business Wales are promoting social enterprises in Wales that people can support over Christmas, including events and small businesses as part of their Social Christmas campaign. If you’re wondering what a social enterprise is, it’s a business that values people, the community and the environment and reinvests profits back into the business to support their values. That’s definitely the type of business I want to support, as I’ve talked before about how parents can choose Fairtrade and about environmental values that are important to me like cutting back on plastic use, and supporting organic produce. Bringing those values to the local community is something I’m very keen to support. Over the next few weeks I’ll be visiting a few social enterprises with my son William, showcasing some exciting events in South Wales such as Techniquest in Cardiff, Bryngarw Christmas Craft Fair and Reindeer Trail in Bridgend, and Breakfast with Santa at Bedwellty House in Tredegar (that’s going to be good!). I’ll also be talking a bit about the products and small business sellers that support these values. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep in the loop and you can also give Social Business Wales a quick follow too to support their work and get all the latest news.
Note I’m working with Social Business Wales / Wales Co-Operative Centre on their Social Christmas campaign. I received free entry to this event.