Recently, Bridgend AM and First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Mayor of Bridgend, Coun Richard Young, attended the opening of the Mulligan Community third sector offices on Bridgend Industrial Estate.
Mulligan Community is a non-profit social enterprise set up to support families and individuals in Bridgend. The opening of the offices is the first step on the road to the MC Family Centre, which it hopes to open in late spring. This will provide third sector organisations with affordable office spaces to rent.
It is currently home to Home Start Bridgend and Barnardo’s Cymru and meeting rooms can be hired out, asa well as three family assessment rooms.
Mr Jones said: “I was very pleased to attend the grand opening of the Mulligan Community Third Sector Offices. It was also an opportunity to hear more about their plans for the Mulligan Community family centre in Bridgend.
"The aim will be to provide a family centre for families and individuals, open from Monday- Saturday, 8am to 8pm, that will offer a variety of support groups, facilities and services.”
Amanda Kirk, the director of the Mulligan Community, said that the opening was a success; over 100 people attended, from charities, businesses and public services.
She said that many local businesses were “lining up to be involved with business sponsorship and making their mark in stamping out poverty and social exclusion in Bridgend.
"It’s a very exciting time for Bridgend,” she added.