Our Chosen Charity

Each year at Swansea Comic and Gaming Convention, we donate 50% of each ticket sold to a local charity.

Our chosen charity this year is Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary (WAMS)

Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary is located in the lovely Brecon Beacons National Park area of South Wales.

The sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, such as Chimpanzees, Baboons, Mandrills, Spider monkeys, Vervets, Capuchins, Japanese macaques, Gibbons, Lemurs and Marmosets.

Although they specialise in the care and protection of primates staff at the sanctuary cannot stand by and see other animals in need of help. You will therefore find wolf dogs, horses, donkeys, meerkats, goats, pigs and various others at the sanctuary. All animals are equally important members of their extended family.

The sanctuary undertakes a number of rescues from zoos, the pet trade and laboratories where animals have suffered mistreatment and deprivation or are no longer wanted. As they are not equipped for survival in the wild, we can only endeavour to make the rest of their lives as enjoyable and stress free as possible.

Visitors are welcome to visit and see the animals and the work undertaken at WAMS.

Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary do not receive any government funding or lottery help. They rely heavily on the generosity of the public.

Our charity this year was chosen by a public poll. Here are the results of the poll;


Previous Years’ Charities


This year we raised £2612 for Wales Air Ambulance.

2018 This Year we raised £2974 for Blood Bikes Wales.
2017 This year, we raised £3154 for Maggie’s Centre Swansea
2016 This year, we raised over £3000 for Maggie’s Centre Swansea