TRACY Pike may be approaching the end of her full time career of working with children and families in Carmarthenshire as the CEO of CYCA so what better way to cap off the years of service to the town of Llanelli than to travel to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE for services to young people.
Don’t panic, Tracy hasn’t taken off the working clothes just yet. It was just a temporary best frock shoes and handbag with a touch of lipstick for that long red carpet walk to meet none other than HRH the Prince of Wales.
Tracy was accompanied by her mother, her husband Howard and son Jamie on the journey to London and afterwards she said: “November 16th was the was pinnacle of my career. Thanks to the hundreds of children who have let me into their lives and shared their stories. I invited prince Charles to Llanelli. Jermaine Defoe helped me practice my curtsey and shared stories with Jo Malone. It was a day to cherish and I am so glad my Mam was there too.”
Tracy has worked tirelessly for the town and has been at the forefront of developing courses and training for her staff and the people who use the services, which have now spread out across Carmarthenshire.
Llanelli Online recently partnered CYCA at their awards ceremony, where some of the learners were rewarded for achieving success and overcoming some horrific circumstances.
CYCA also run nurseries in the town and they have plans to run new courses in 2019, which focus on digital resilience.
Llongyfarchiadau Tracy from all of us here at Llanelli Online.