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Matt Crowcombe the Director of SOS Africa, a charity set up when he lived in Swansea in 2003 has organised an event to help fund the education and care of African township children. On the 6th/7th December in partnership with the Swansea-Siavonga Charity they will be hosting an abseil from the top of Swansea Bays 120ft Civic Centre building on Oystermouth road.


Participants will courageously abseil from the building’s 120ft peak dressed as their favourite festive characters!

To motivate the abseiling teams and if you are at the top of their fundraising leader board by 6pm on Sunday 11th January, you will win TWO  FLIGHT TICKETS TO VISIT ONE OF THEIR PROJECTS IN AFRICA!


Join the event this Christmas and change the fortunes of children in Africa in the New Year.


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Merry Christmas Everyone.

Fun, fundraising, food and frolics promised at FCA gala dinner

One of South Wales’ leading foster providers is gearing up for a night of fun, fundraising, food and frolics when Foster Care Associates (FCA) Cymru host its annual Gala Dinner in aid of local children’s hospice T Hafan on 10th December.


The much anticipated event at the Marriott Hotel Swansea is appealing to local businesses who haven’t yet booked their Christmas party to consider taking a table at the event, in the knowledge that they'll be supporting one of South Wales' much loved charities.


Organisers promise that the event will not disappoint with performances from Jimi Webb, one of the UK’s best Michael Buble tribute acts, and members of The Rising Stars Theatre Company - a performing arts charity of young people aged between 15 and 30, from across the Swansea region, who have a range of conditions including Down's Syndrome, and ADHD to Autism.


One of the highlights of the evening will include an auction to raise money for Vale of Glamorgan based hospice T Hafan. Over the past 15 years more than 600 children and their families have benefited from the care and support the charity provide at their hospice and homes.


Dozens of businesses from across the region have kindly donated prizes, however FCA Cymru are appealing for more auction prize donations to ensure that this year’s event is the most successful ever in terms of attendance and fundraising.


Victor Thomas, operations director, at FCA Cymru, said: “FCA Cymru feel privileged to be able to play an active role in supporting T Hafan in its 15th year, and the Gala Dinner is our fundraising highlight of the year. The event also marks FCA’s 20th anniversary so it promises to be the best event ever.  I’d urge local businesses to support by either taking a table or perhaps donating an auction prize.”


Rebecca Chick, Business and Community Fundraiser at hospice T Hafan Hafan, said: “We are extremely grateful to Foster Care Associates for supporting T Hafan at their annual Gala Dinner. It promises to be a fantastic evening, and we hope that as many people as possible buy a ticket or help by donating an auction prize. We need to raise £3.7m every year to provide our services to life-limited children and their families, which is why events like these are so important as we simply could not continue our care without the public’s support.”


Tickets for the event are £35 per person. Any individuals or organisations interested in buying tickets or donating an auction prize should contact Deborah Jones on 01792 315800 or email.

FESTIVAL OF THE SENSES lights up Christmas

The festival runs from Friday until Sunday and is Llandeilo's annual pre-Christmas festival which offers a unique chic and free experience for all the family. The festival hosts an amazing array of shops and restaurants offering a preview day with many discounts on offer throughout the weekend. Late night shopping was available on Friday as the town comes alive with the party atmosphere. The markets were in full swing and the towns Christmas lights were switched on plus live music to follow on the main stage in King Street. Magnificent horses from the Welsh Horse Yeomanry were on display with the soldiers dressed in uniforms of that era. Also pleasing the crowds was a 1910 Policeman and a sergeant in WW1 uniform. Major Gareth Blyth showed off a Cob (shetland pony) which was a big hit with the kids. Businesses all around Llandeilo offered free glasses of Mulled Wine with mince pies and brandy flavoured cake. The festival finishes on Sunday.

Magnificent horses with soldiers in their uniforms of that era. Glamorgan Policeman enjoys a cup of mulled wine and a piece of cake. The Mayor of Llandeilo Cllr Neil Craven-Lashley attended the festival. Llandeilo's male choir was just one of many acts on the main stage. Crowds gather in Kings Street. DSC_8523

Baby it’s cold outside, so have yourself a merry little Christmas with The Siren Sisters. Let their warm harmonies and darling dresses put you in the festive mood as they sing your favourite Christmas classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s. The Siren Sisters are appearing in the Grand Theatre on Wednesday at 2pm. Tickets priced at £11.50

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As the festive season approaches, the Christmas market once again opens in the City Centre. From great gifts and presents to mouthwatering varieties of European cuisine, make sure you don’t miss out! The Christmas market starts on November 28 (Friday) 10:00 am - December 21 (Sunday) 5:30 pm.