The Xcel Community Shop and Xcel Furniture are social enterprise provisions of Towy Community Church, a not for profit limited company, no.07181550; Registered Charity no.1136394, which also includes Xcel Bowl, Carmarthen Foodbank and Carmarthen Community Money Advice.
The charity employs nearly 30 staff and provides volunteering opportunities for over 100 people, serving the local community and economy in the retail, leisure and tourism industry. Any profits generated by Xcel Bowl are utilised in supporting the Community Shop and Furniture, as well as in partnership with Trussell Trust, providing the Carmarthen Foodbank and Carmarthen Community Money Advice.
The vision statement of the organisation is reaching people, changing lives. The aim of the projects is to provide an affordable source of good quality clothing, household items, furniture and white goods to those who are on low incomes, or disenfranchised. In addition the site is utilised as a community hub space, providing opportunity for local social interaction.
We work in partnership with over 50 public and third sector agencies offering social support, providing short term solutions to food, clothing and furnishing issues, particularly where lack of income or funds demands those items are provided without cost to the individual family involved.
In addition, Carmarthen Community Money Advice Xcel has been established to address the causes of food poverty and provide a free debt advocacy service to those in need in Carmarthen. Finally, Xcel sponsors and supports other local charities and events as appropriate, including concessionary rates at Xcel Bowl for a number of local social service providers.
Your giving allows us to provide support to your local community at the point of need, whilst enabling the recipients of our services to retain dignity and find stability at difficult times in their life journey.
To date, we estimate over 20000 people, including approx. 8000 children in Carmarthen and the surrounding area have benefited significantly from our efforts and your generosity. Thank you for joining with Towy Community Church in reaching people, changing lives.