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Letter from Grangetown Junior School to Joan Gallagher, Secretary of Grangetown Community Concern. As part of the Grangetown Community Festival, Grangetown Community Concern organised a schools concert at St Paul's Church at 7pm on Thursday 19 June. (The archive has a similar letter from Ninian Park Primary School.) Another document in the archive shows Grangetown Community Concern made £20 donations to the four local primary schools: Grangetown Junior School, Ninian Park Primary School, St Patricks (RC) Primary School and St Paul’s CIW Primary School.

The school concert was part of the 2003 Grangetown Festival Week. Other events during the festival included a carnival and fete, open air service, teddy bears picnic, inter-schools sports, baseball game, and an art exhibition.

Joan Gallagher was a prominent member of Grangetown Community Concern (GCC) from its establishment in 1977 until her death at the age of 85, in September 2010. Joan's many years of dedication to Grangetown were rewarded with an MBE in 2004. She also served as a Labour councillor in Cardiff for 12 years - both with Cardiff City Council and South Glamorgan County Council before local government reorganisation. She was also dedicated to the Scout movement both in Cardiff and Scotland, a family tradition which was inherited by her daughter Christine, who is also administrator at GCC. Joan was treasurer of the 13th Cardiff Scout troop and was also involved in other organisations, including the local food co-op.
(Grangetown Community website http://188.65.112.140/~daftscou/steve/Grange8.htm.)

Grangetown Community Concern is a voluntary group, partly funded by Cardiff Council but almost entirely run by volunteers. It was established in 1977 and is a registered charity. The group was set up as an umbrella group for other voluntary organisations with its aims and objectives to provide and encourage services for all age groups, with a particular focus on older people.

The group organises the week-long Grangetown Festival in June. It also organised lunches and trips for older people, and produced a quarterly local newspaper. The organisation has awarded community cups to children from local primary schools who have shown community spirit and has also been responsible for arranging an annual carol service.

The group was renamed Grangetown Community Action in 2014.

Glamorgan Archives, D1070/112
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