- May 20, 2016
- Posted by: Mark Drakeford AM
- Category: Cardiff West News
Mark was delighted to accept a unique picture made by and representing the aspirations of young people in Ely and Caerau, on the steps of the Senedd yesterday.
Mark has always supported young people fulfil their aspirations in Ely and Caerau. Before entering politics, he used to be the local Barnardos organiser and a Probation Officer in the area. He helped organise and put together the mosaic collage on the North Ely Youth Centre on Pethybridge Road too, so it was especially appropriate fro him to take possession of the picture.
Mark will be handing the picture on to the First Minister, who agreed to put the painting in his office after the Accountability Assembly in March, attended by some of the same young people.
Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE) helped organise the event. It is a member of the Citizens Cymru Alliance, which brings together local organisations and communities organising for power, social justice and the common good.