Scroll below to see some of the amazing things our members have achieved. We're so proud of them all!
If you see yourself in any of these stories and would like to see how we can help you, get in touch at any time.
Thank you to our amazing members who nominated us for the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizens Award - Health & Wellbeing category. A fabulous night celebrating some amazing people who have achieved some remarkable things.
This one is for all our staff and volunteers, without your hard work, we would not be able to do the amazing work we do. Thank you!!
Outstanding Member of the Month for March went to one of our Gym Users - Rhodri
We wanted to recognise Rhodri's personal journey and the amazing progress he has made since coming to The Bulldogs.
"I love this place, it's like a second home to me. I always leave feeling so much better".
Well deserved Rhodri - onwards and upwards.
Well done to Mandy Davies who was Februarys Member of the Month
Mandy has made huge improvements to her health and wellbeing and is always a pleasure to coach.
A massive congratulations to Robin, for winning the Bulldogs outstanding member of the month award for January.
We have seen big positive changes in Robin over the last few months, his present dedication to training is inspiring
“My self-confidence has improved along with my fitness …my mental health has gradually improved during the course and I am glad I took part”.
A big well done to Daz, one of our Veterans. Daz has completed his Level 2 in Gym Instructing and is now a qualified fitness instructor. As well as volunteering at The Bulldogs, Daz has been helping other organisations as a peer mentor.
“The Bulldogs was recommended to me as I was not in a good place. It has been great meeting new people and I see The Bulldogs as an extended family. I would say that coming here has saved my life”.
We were proud to recieve the Unsung Heroes Award Certificate of Appreciation to acknowledge our contribution to the wellbeing of our local community.
Tom has been volunteering with our Veterans Drop-in, having successfully completed his Level 2 in Gym Instructing course.
"I'd like to say a huge thank you as a volunteer. During my time on the courses and being allowed the opportunity to make some teas and coffees for the guys here at the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs has allowed me to gain life skills and I can only see the project as a positive difference. I feel safe and the guys at the Bulldogs have been very welcoming to me, at a time when I have had little confidence. I am grateful for a few hours and this has been a good experience for me. The work around has allowed me to develop as an individual".
Well done to Ryan who has successfully completed his Level 1 in Fitness and Leisure through our WCVA Bridges to a Brighter Future programme. Ryan has been volunteering with us and we have seen his confidence bloom. Ryan has now got employment as a Security Guard and we would like to wish him the best of luck for the future.
A very big well done to Nicola Osborne who has won the Bulldogs Outstanding member of the month award!
Nicola has been attending the Bulldogs for a few years now. we have seen Nic develop in fitness, strength and well-being over that time. Just recently Nic has been volunteering on a Friday and doing a top job in the kitchen. She has also recently started a new job we have seen her go from strength to strength!
She’s always up for a social….a giggle and a cuppa…… well done Nicola.
Taylori is Young Person who successfully completed his Level 2 in Gym Instructing through our Bridges Programme. Taylor is now volunteering with us, acting as a peer mentor to the following cohorts.
When I left school I had no direction, didn’t know what to do or where to go for help. I have really enjoyed the Bridges to a Brighter Future course, especially the Anatomy and Physiology side of things which I find really interesting. I am a bit more confident now and much more positive about all things in my life. The exercises I do here at The Bulldogs, learning how to box and being part of this group has helped with that. I am even thinking of taking part in a white collar event. I can now at least see myself working in the future which I couldn’t before”.