Come On In!

Please come on in to the community activism section of the site and see if you are inspired enough to help our local heroes.

These are everyday Barrians who are fighting tooth and nail to campaign for what our town, and wider community sometimes, needs so desperately.

Currently I have three Campaigns close to both my heart, and my blog.

Firstly, there is the new fight to keep Cadstock Musical Festival alive.

The event, which celebrated a decade in August 2019, is the completely free yearly happening in Victoria Park that brings the town together for a weekend of music and community. Jonathan Greatrex is a key figure at the not for profit treat but due to its growing success he needs some funding to keep it as fabulous, fun…and safe, as it always is.

Click for Cadstock updates here.

Secondly, there is Rachel’s Degaetano’s courageous Campaign to help set up the Suicide Support Centre that our town so desperately needs, following the death of her son, and many more young people since. Rachel has raised cash through a series of events and now also has the help of the Community Support Hub to move the Gobaith (Barri) dream forward.

Read Rachel’s courageous story here.

Finally, my first ever Campaign was with breast cancer survivor Soraya Kelly. Soraya, through the #glovesareon Campaign, raised both awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of cancer. And also lots of cash for cancer based and other charities. She has now formed the Soraya Kelly Foundation, registered as #theglovesareon, a charitable organisation that will focus on helping our young people. especially those who are disaffected and disadvantaged.

See Soraya’s inspirational story here.

Thank you Jonathan, Rachel and Soraya for stepping up to the plate and fighting to start, set up, and save, what you believe in, and what we in the town need.

Please do get in touch if you have any news, views, campaign, controversies, businesses or ventures you’d like me to take a look at.

Trust me, I will do whatever I can to help.

Speak soon.



Sue Vincent-Jones, writing as Mrs SVJ, is a Barry born journalist, editor, and communications specialist.

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