Farm charity fixes storm damage thanks to donation from Tarmac

February 28, 2022

Havoc wrought by a rough winter will soon be put right at Amelia Trust Farm after Tarmac gave 20 bags of postcrete to the community charity for repairs.

The charity, which has a long-standing partnership with Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant nearby, helps disadvantaged young people gain skills, confidence and experience to help them move forward at a critical time in their lives.

The postcrete will be used to mend fences that suffered seasonal wear and tear and to help keep animals and visitors safe.

Amelia Trust Farm director, Karen Turnbull, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Tarmac for your recent donation. As a small charity, we rely on support from local businesses and supporters to continue our work with vulnerable young people across South Wales, and our animals play an important role in the sessions we run with our young people.

“Through interacting with our animals, youngsters learn vital skills they can carry with them later in life and having a safe environment for our animals is essential. Thank you!”

The farm, which opened 30 years ago, is a countryside sanctuary for the local community and home to a variety of animals from rabbits and ferrets to pigs, alpacas and donkeys.

Stuart Escott, Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant manager, added: “We’re pleased to be able to make another positive contribution towards the vital work that the charity does for everyone in the local community.”

For more information about the Amelia Trust Farm, visit

Picture – Glyn Davies (right), from Amelia trust farm, and Tarmac’s Tim Hotchin, Aberthaw packing plant manager