10 YEARS OF SUPPORT

The Really Amazing Charity, better known as TRAC2, is based in Trevethin and services all of Torfaen. We were established in April 2011 and have supported thousands of families in our 10 years of operation.

The Really Amazing Charity was born in April 2011. TRAC2’s CEO, Sue Malson, identified a need in the community and worked hard to address the rising poverty levels that were an ever-increasing issue throughout Torfaen.

2013

In 2013, a successful CED bid brought Stan the Van to the small TRAC2 family allowing Sue to collect more of those much-needed items, generously donated by members of the community she was supporting.

2014

In 2014, TRAC2 Outreach offices was launched. A central hub that housed much needed supporting agencies such as Communities First and Citizens Advice. This allowed the community to access the help they needed, quickly and locally.

2015

In 2015, TRAC2 reached the incredible milestone of 100 ton of items saved from landfill. This amazing target is the equivalent of an aeroplane, train, or a blue whale in weight. An amazing accomplishment for one determined woman and her van.

2016

2016 was an incredible year for TRAC2. TRAC2 were nominated and won an MRW award, Sue was listed in NESTA’s top 50 New Radicals and we were honoured to have a visit from Hollywood star Michael Sheen.

TRAC2 Visit From Michael Sheen

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2018

In 2018, Sue was presented with the Jo Cox Community Champion Award at the Senedd.

In 2018, we were again delighted by a visit from Michael Sheen, who gave a rousing and inspirational speech at our annual Evening of Thanks. Michael campaigned tirelessly for the rights and safety of homeless teenagers in Wales, and we were honoured to have been linked to his amazing campaign.

2019

Then, in 2019, Sue was delighted to have been nominated as a Community Champion that resulted in a Stagecoach Gold bus being named in her honour.

2020

The last 10 years have brought us so many amazing successes, however, in 2020 the world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Millions of people lost their lives to this virus and it humbled us all. TRAC2 powered through. We remained open throughout the crisis, carefully protecting our staff and clients. We are a crisis support charity and we were facing the biggest crisis Torfaen had ever seen. We created a food store to provide emergency provisions, we supported with PPE equipment, we supported other organisations and pop-up groups to enable them to deliver support in their communities. But more importantly, we were there. We were on the end of the phone or a message. We video called, and listened, even at end of life. The support we received from donators made this possible, so thank you for being there for our community through TRAC2.

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