A presentation evening was held at Felinfoel Community Resource Centre on Friday (April 20) by the committee of Felinfoel Community Resource Centre to give out donations to local community groups.
The Felinfoel Executive Committee which is run by volunteer Clive Richards, Hugh Richards, John Evans and Islwyn Lewis are delighted to give money back in to the community.
The committee manage the Felinfoel Community Resource Centre which is situated at Felinfoel King George Fields.
The facility contains changing rooms for local sport teams on the ground floor and on the first floor a community hall and office space. The office space is full to capacity during the working week and the hall is used regularly during week days and evenings and is popular for celebration occasions such as birthday parties.
Built in 2011 by Llanelli Rural Council, the Centre can be accessed off Ynyswen in Felinfoel and is popular with regular users with its ample parking space and good accessibility.
Felinfoel Executive Committee made donations of up to £4,000 which has been shared amongst community groups in the village.
Recipients of the donations present at the presentation were Felinfoel Family Centre, Cylch Meithrin Felinfoel, Ysgol Y Felin, Felinfoel Cricket Club, Felinfoel Rugby Club, Felinfoel Football Club, Adulam Chapel, Felinfoel Holy Trinity Church and Tir Ynys Old Age Residents Group.
Chairman of the Felinfoel Executive Committee, Islwyn Lewis thanked his fellow volunteers and presented the groups on the evening and went on to say “It is great to be in a position to give something back to the village.
“The group was established after the Communities First programme changed back in 2011. The first few years were tough however the quality of the building remains and more awareness has seen usage increase over time.
“This is the first opportunity we’ve had to support local groups and will be the first of many. We are a registered charity and this is why we do this. We are always on the lookout for more volunteers to serve on the committee. We meet once a month and if you are interested in helping the community, speak to myself or one of the others on the group or contact Llanelli Rural Council.”