MANDY Jenkins from Ymlaen Llanelli has been working tirelessly in the background to try and bring a bit of life to Llanelli Town Centre. Not that there isn’t a lot of life but Mandy is focusing on bringing in families and visitors by putting on events through the contributions made by local businesses.
It is a model that works and works even better if large numbers of businesses join in. Mandy is keen to recruit more local businesses in. Whatever money they contribute gets ploughed back in to events, which to date have brought in thousands of people.
Who can forget Batman? Pirates Day? Yarn Bombing? Next up Mandy is bringing the circus to town. Next Wednesday (Feb 21) this free event will see jugglers, stilt walkers, workshops, balloon modeller, magician and fairground rides.
Here, Mandy of Ymlaen Llanelli – The Bid gives us the low down on today’s pancake race in Llanelli Town Centre and her thoughts on future events.