Getting my knees wet!
Getting my knees wet!
The main event for me during December was the Walrus Dip in Cefn Sidan on Boxing Day. I took part in this annual event to raise funds for my charities – the three Food Banks in Carmarthenshire – Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli. It was pleasing to see so many people turn up on not such a nice day, raising lots of money for various different charities. I visited the three Food Banks during the first week of December, the second visit so far during my year in office. I was able to hand over £460 to each of them, and the staff were very grateful for this money. To date I have raised £3,240.
Can I thank all those who have supported me in my fund-raising efforts. I would especially like to thank the following Town and Community Councils for their contributions: Llandybie Community Council; Trimsaran Community Council; Trelech a’r Betws Community Council; Cwmaman Town Council; Bronwydd Community Council; Llanelli Rural Council; Llanllawddog Community Council; Llangyndeyrn Community Council; Llanddeusant Community Council; Llandyfaelog Community Council; Cilymaenllwyd Community Council; Pendine Community Council; Llanfihangel Aberbythych Community Council; St Clears Town Council; Llanllwni Community Council; Manordeilo & Salem Community Council; Llangennech Community Council. And it’s not too late if anyone would like to contribute to the Food Banks. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Carmarthenshire County Council Chair’s Account’ and sent to Eira Evans, Chief Executive’s Department, Carmarthenshire County Council, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP.
Together with the Vice-Chair, I finished off my visits to wish staff and service users Seasons Greetings, when we visited Llys y Bryn, Y Bwthyn, Caemaen and Y Plas Care Homes in the Llanelli area; Steps 1 in Cross Hands; Dol y Felin Care Home in St Clears, Maesllewellyn Care Home in Newcastle Emlyn and Awel Tywi Care Home in Ffairfach;
Catrin and I attended several Christmas Carol Services, Concerts, Fayres and Lunches during December, and our thanks go to those who organised them.
During December I had the privilege of visiting two ladies who celebrated their 100th birthdays – a great milestone. Mrs Louvain Davies in Drefach Felindre, and Mrs Jessie Davies who is now living in Awel Tywi, Ffairfach.