A LOCAL photographer’s latest charity exhibition showcasing images of last year’s Homeless World Cup has been praised by South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies.

The exhibition by Rhoose-based Nigel Whitbread has been on display at Foxy’s Deli on Victoria Road in Penarth.

The title, Dragons Warriors – Dreidiau Rufelwyr, is taken from Welsh actor Michael Sheen’s passionate speech at the competition’s opening ceremony held in Cardiff last summer.

Funds raised from the collection will be used to highlight the issue of homelessness and will be donated to charities associated with the project – the Homeless World Cup Foundation, Adref, and Llamau.

Mr. Whitbread is also crowdfunding to raise £1,500 for the charities.

Mr Davies said: “It was a privilege to have the opportunity to see Nigel’s exhibition, which not only showcases some inspiring images from last year’s Homeless World Cup, but also highlights the issue of homelessness more generally.

“It is fantastic local people have had the opportunity to pop into Foxy’s Deli to take a look, and that the collection will now be touring South Wales.

“The monies raised will go directly towards combatting homelessness, and I’d like to thank Nigel for taking the time to meet and explain the project.”

When asked about the project Nigel said: “The exhibition aims to reflect at its core and represent a cross section of homeless people in South Wales and how they are all, despite their differences, trying to overcome the isolation they can feel from the rest of society and how preparing for and taking part in the Homeless World Cup gives them a sense of empowerment.”

Now it has left Penarth, the exhibition will tour other locations around South Wales.