Tonnes saved from landfill since 2004!
Local people, helping local people.
Enfys Foundation started its life as the the Rainbow Group in 1998 in Swansea. Richard & Kathy Gaunt-Morris owned a Guest house in Uplands in Swansea and took home a guy “D” that had become homeless due to an argument with his Dad. “D” offered to open and run a Charity Shop to bring in funds to support Orphans in Africa.
The Guest house was turned into a house for Homeless people and we soon had another house in Plasmarl again for Homeless people to be restored and move on back into society.
When the shop in Swansea was opened we saw there was a great need here in Swansea and Wales especially for furniture and our attention quickly changed to support Wales all our proceeds from our outlets goes to supporting and providing people from homeless and low incomes to have household items. We were offered a van and “D” drove the van fetching in donated items. We quickly outgrew the first small shop as we had so much support with many donations.
In 2004 the Rainbow Group became a registered charity and was re named Enfys Foundation. The charity has continued to grow from our humble beginnings and we now have a large warehouse in Swansea, a shop in Pontardawe and a shop in Neath. The most recent addition to our retail outlets is a joint venture with F.C.C Environment and Neath Port Talbot Council based at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre at Briton Ferry. We run a reuse shop, which stops items going to landfill. Through the reuse shop we are saving about 10 tons every month from filling a landfill site.
The demand is increasing more than ever before but with the wonderful support of kind donations we are able to continue to supply the needs. Enfys still help in Africa . We helped to start up in Zambia with work projects to support Orphans there and with encouragement they have become self sufficient and are registered as a Charity in there Country earning their own funds. The work expanded into Kenya and they are Registered there and starting work projects to help Orphans and people in need there in Mombasa.