Tesco bags of Help Scheme

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during May and June who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. CISS is one of the groups on the shortlist, looking for funding to pay for specialist children & young people counselling training.

Until now this support has been limited to adults but hopefully, with the support of Bags of Help, this can be extended to young adults and children. We have noticed a significant increase in demand from young people and whilst all our counsellors are fully trained working with this age group requires specialised training.

CISS Charity Manager Ian Addison said “We are very grateful to Tesco and Groundwork for the opportunity to benefit from this great community project. The specialised training we are looking to fund will mean we can help young people who have cancer or an immediate family member who has cancer. Our unique outreach service will mean this can be delivered, if preferred, in the familiar surroundings of their own home.”

Please support CISS by voting for us when you shop at any of these Tesco stores:-

Tesco Express

De La Beche Road



St Helen’s Road

Fabian Way (University Campus)

Langdon Road (SA1)

Newton Road, Mumbles


Extra or Larger Stores



Swansea Marina


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Rebrand complete!

Our rebrand exercise is now complete, following the fitting of our new signs at Swansea shop yesterday!

High Sheriff’s Award


Here are Ian Addison, CISS Charity Manager and Ffion Owens, CISS Outreach Counsellor accepting our award from the High Sheriff of Dyfed, Prof.Medwin Hughes, for his recognition of the the work carried out by our volunteers. We are proud to accept the award for the contribution of CISS to the support of the community of Carmarthenshire.

The Dynamic Duo run again!

Swansea friends Sophie Dark and Mari Thomas teamed up earlier this year to complete the World Half Marathon and Paris Marathon over the course of a week. Having successfully completed both runs they have been busy collecting
sponsorship and are delighted to have handed over a cheque to CISS for £1398.45. Thanks to both for their untiring support of CISS!

Donation from llanelli rural council

Donation from Llanelli Rural Council

Many thanks to the council for their kind donation. Here is our Manager Ian Addison and Fundraiser Andrew Jones accepting the cheque from Council Chairman Martin Davies and Consort Ruth Thomas.

Donation from pontlliw & tircoed council

Donation from Pontlliw & Tircoed Community Council

Many thanks to the council for choosing CISS as one of their charities of the year and their kind donation. Here is our Fundraiser, Andrew Jones accepting the cheque from Council Chairman Gerwyn Davies

Sophie and Mari

The Dynamic Duo!

Good luck to Sophie and Mari who are running the Paris marathon for CISS on Sunday! Here they are having successfully completed the Cardiff half marathon last weekend!

Hospital Saturday Fund

The Hospital Saturday Fund

We are very grateful to the Hospital Saturday Fund for their generous donation of £3000. CISS has recently extended its support into the Borough of Bridgend, and this donation will allow us to sustain this.

Pictured below is one of our Trustees, Dr Sharon Williams, accepting their cheque from Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of the HSF and John Hartson, founder of the John Hartson Foundation.