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Winter Wonderland at Selwyn Samuel Centre

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AROUND 500 children attended a recent fun-filled fundraising event at the Selwyn Samuel Centre.

The aim of the event was to raise money for Ty Hafan and Anyone Waiting donated £1000, Joe’s Ice Cream donated £350, Bouncy Beans donated £50, Mike Clarke Printing donated £50, Morrisons Cakes donated £50, JW Entertainment donated £400 and The BEAN Network donated £500 to make sure everyone had a fantastic time.

There was a bouncy castle, meet and greet with Santa, Santa’s post-box, colouring competition, guess the sweets​, and other​ entertainment. All the children were given a meal, and if that wasn’t enough, there were two donkeys in attendance – one of which showed a fondness for Joe’s Ice Cream!
A spokesperson for Anyone Waiting told The Herald that they were pleased to hold large-scale community events.
“We endeavour to meet the needs of our community here in Llanelli. The aim of the event was to reach out to families and make sure that they had a good time, in turn their contribution helped out all of the children in Ty Hafan,” they added.

“Our company​,​ along with other companies that merged​,​ ensured over £2,000 of goodies were given to transform the room into a ‘Winter Wonderland’, we feel that we achieved this and there were lots of smiles from everyone. We’ve recently raised a substantial amount for CYCA (Carmarthenshire Youth & Children’s Association, this event was specifically for Ty Hafan.

“Each event seems to get bigger and better and December doesn’t slow things down.”

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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