Charity Night in Aid of Food Banks and other stories
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported my Charity Italian Evening in Altalia, Llanelli on 10th October. The event raised nearly £500, and I intend visiting the three Food Banks in Carmarthenshire – namely, Ammanford, Carmarthen and Llanelli a few weeks before Christmas in order that I can hand over the money raised. This will help ensure that families in need will be able to enjoy that special day, without worrying about putting food on the table. If anyone would like to make a donation, 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.
My Vice-Chair attended a Tea Dance with a Twist in Pontyberem, an event celebrating Older Persons Day.
My wife, Catrin and I attended Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Civic Service – and our thanks go to the Mayor for his kind invitation.
In mid October, Catrin and I visited City Hall, Cardiff, where the Muslim Council of Wales celebrated 20 years of Devolution in Wales. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting evening.
The same week, I attended Hywel Dda University Local Heath Board’s Conference: Occupational Therapy; Value and Impact from Cradle to Grave, where Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal was guest of honour. The event acknowledged the whole occupational therapy workforce, past, present and future, health and local authority, support workers, administrative staff, occupational therapists and leaders throughout the workforce. In addition, those who may not have occupational therapy in their title, but use their occupational therapy philosophy and influence in other roles within our local organisations.
Ending a busy week, we attended the annual Priory for Wales of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem Priory Visitation Service to Dyfed, held at St Davids Cathedral.
My Vice-Chair, Councillor Ieuan Wyn Davies, represented me at a ceremony presided over by the Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards. Mr Michael Clive Norman from Llanybydder was awarded the MBE.
Towards the end of October, I visited Maes Lliedi Day Services and Tir Einon Care Home, both in Llanelli. This was an opportunity for me to thank our staff who work so hard to care for our residents who are in need.