Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon has kick started Red Nose Day in Wales by visiting Comic Relief funded project Nu Life Furniture in Cardiff.
Nu Life Furniture recycles people’s old furniture and household goods so that they can be provided to vulnerable people on low incomes. Volunteers at its white goods servicing centre learn health and safety procedures, function tests and safety tests, improving their confidence and career prospects.
During his visit, Iwan met 25 year-old volunteer James, who after leaving school at 16 had no stable work and struggled with mental health issues. “I spent a lot of time in and out of hospital,” James explained, “My support worker suggested I come to Nu Life. Now I volunteer here every day. I’ve got skills now and it’s given me more confidence. It’s given me a reason to get up in the morning. I don’t know where I’d be without it.”
“Nu Life is a fantastic project,” Iwan added, “It’s so important to get involved with this year’s Red Nose Day to help projects like this keep changing lives here in Wales. Make your laugh matter, and raise as much as you can.”