As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the lives of people across the world, many businesses are looking to their local communities for ways to give back and support those most in need.

One such business is Cardigan-based deli, brunch and coffee bar, Crwst

A business with strong Welsh roots, Crwst felt driven to support a Wales-based charity supporting people across Wales, and approached us about setting up a CPA that would donate £5 from the sale of each of their Bake at Home Kits to Llamau. At the time of writing, Crwst has raised a fantastic £780 for Llamau.

We’re so grateful to Crwst for supporting Llamau at a time when a lot of our traditional fundraising methods, such as fundraising events, simply can’t happen. Thanks to the support of businesses like Crwst, we have been able to keep our essential services running at a time when the people we support need us more than ever.

Here's what Catrin Parry Jones, Co Director at Crwst, said about setting up a CPA to support Llamau:

“The reason we chose Llamau is that we wanted to donate to a Welsh charity supporting people across Wales. Llamau does some amazing working supporting homeless young people and women to live independent and purposeful lives. We can’t imagine how difficult vulnerable individuals must have found trying to live purposeful lives during the lockdown, but Llamau ensured that their support continued no matter what.

The CPA was super easy to set up, we just chose a charity that we wanted to support during this unprecedented time, got in touch with the fundraising team and took it from there.

Llamau got on board right away and helped us shout about the initiative on their social media pages. In return, this also helped raise awareness of our brand to their followers and we had a great response and gained new followers.

We have raised £780 so far, and will continue to support Llamau with this particular initiative until the end of the summer holidays.”