ACTION for Children - a charity that helps children in need - celebrated its 150th birthday last week.

The audience, which gathered at the Senedd, were treated to a historical performance on the charity from Headlands School’s drama group – a residential home run by Action for Children.

Those gathered also took time to hear from young people who have benefitted from the charity’s services and spoke to Action for Children staff.

Vaughan Gething AM said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to sponsor a celebration event for 150 years of Action for Children in the Senedd.

“I have Action for Children’s Headlands School in my constituency but more than that, I can see the continuing value of their work.

“So a past to celebrate but also a future to be proud of helping to improve the lives children and young people right across the United Kingdom.”

Brigitte Gater, national director for Action for Children in Wales, added: “It was a wonderful celebration in a beautiful venue.

“The Headlands children stole the show as they always do and it was lovely to take a moment to appreciate what Action for Children does for children and young people across Wales.

“We never stand still and that passion was evident in the Senedd as everyone got together to celebrate.

“We proudly provide innovative children’s homes, family support and wellbeing services in Wales and I’m delighted we could showcase our many projects at the seat of Welsh Government.”