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MISPLACED £41.000 HAS RESURFACED!

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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.

AMAZING - £50.000 FOR THE NSPCC

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SWANSEA'S WATERFRONT WINTERLAND OPENS 

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.

POLICE closed the West bound lane of the new Boulevard last night after a pedestrian was hurt on the new crossings into the Winter Wonderland Park. This caused huge traffic jams along Fabian Way.

 

Families who had just watched the Christmas Parade were horrified at the situation at these new crossing, they then realised they could not get their cars out of Sainsbury's car park for some time.

 

The accident happened at about 6pm. an ambulance was called which transferred the injured person to hospital, after about an hour the police re-opened the road.

Helen Ceri Clarke

MISPLACED £41.000 to be spent for benefit of local community has resurfaced thanks to the Welsh Lib Dems.

MONEY given to the local community as a condition of planning by the developer of 100 new homes in Crymlyn Park back in 2009, has resurfaced following detective work by Helen Ceri Clarke.

 

Whilst following up some freedom of information requests to Neath Port Talbot Council, Helen found that they had received the sum of £41,000 five years ago to maintain and enhance leisure facilities in our area even though all this work is carried out by Coedffranc Community Council.

 

After she raised the matter at a community council meeting it was subsequently agreed that the money should be transferred to Coedffranc Council once a project has been found to spend it on.

Commenting, Helen questioned why so much money has been allowed to fester in county council coffers for so long: "Five years ago £41,000 would stretch much further than today. It is a scandal that it has been allowed to lie unused in a council bank account for so long. Where has the County Councillor been in protecting our interests and ensuring this money was spent for our benefit?"

 

The Community Council is now looking for leisure projects to spend the cash on, residents have been asked for their views on the spend and to contact  Helen Clarke.

 

By Welsh Liberal Democrats news letter FOCUS.

Welsh Liberal Democrat

Helen Ceri Clarke

Beaujolais Nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. This "Beaujolais Nouveau Day" used to see heavy marketing, with races to get the first bottles to different markets around the globe. The current release practice is to ship the wine ahead of the third Thursday of November, and release it to the local markets at 12:01 a.m. local time.

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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.

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