Band to belt out the beats for charity

FANCY listening to live music from an up and coming young band? Want to help raise money charity?

Then head along to the Fishermans Arms in Kidwelly tomorrow, Friday (May 25) where Audio Dropouts will be performing to raise money for TrekStock and Cancer Research.

Audio Dropouts are a six piece band who formed last year in college. They consist of a vocalist, two guitarists, a bassist, drummer and a trumpet player.

Last year they played at the Gar Gwyl music festival that was...

Vets for Pets raise funds for Burry Port RLNI

Vets for Pets of Carmarthen today, Monday (May 21) held a cake sale and raffle in store to raise funds for Burry Port RNLI.

Fundraising Chairperson Lisa Lloyd received the cheque of £100 to go towards the new £40,000 Lifeboat Station Appeal.

Alun Wells, press officer for RLNI said: "A grateful thanks from all at the station to Pets for Vets of Carmarthen.

"If you or your organisation would like to donate, a little or a lot, you can follow this donation link.

"You can...

Neil Hamilton AM congratulates ‘inspirational’ Elly Neville

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, has praised an eight year old from Pembroke Dock for helping to raise over £150,000 for charity.

Mr Hamilton, was delighted to welcome Elly Neville, to the Senedd, this week and congratulate her on the success of the Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal.

The campaign, to raise funds for Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, began in 2015, after Elly won a school competition to design a collage of the...

Gareth’s 24-hour five marathons for MIND charity

MIRACLE marathon man Gareth Burgess is attempting five marathons cycling and rowing in 24-hours.

Gym manager at Machynys Golf Club and Spa Gareth from Waunarlwyd is hoping his efforts will raise many thousands of pounds towards Llanelli’s MIND young person’s befriending scheme.

His challenge is to pedal and row more than 130-miles - the equivalent of five London Marathon running distances - on May 4. Starting at 7pm he will be powering through the night and the following the...

Get yer oars out for Ty Bryngwyn Hospice

A mammoth 24 hour rowing marathon will be taking place this weekend at GI Joe's Personal Training HQ at Cambrian Street in Llanelli.

GI Joe will have their own team taking part in the 24 hr rowathon and they are also keen to enlist the help of any aspiring rowers.

You have to be reasonably fit to take part and GI Joe is offering all participants a great welcome.

So if you want to take part in some exercise and raise a few bob for a great cause, get yerself down to GI Joes at...

Charity golf day to raise funds for Breast Care Unit

THE Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council is on a drive to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Cllr Emlyn Dole will tee off an inaugural charity golf day at Pembrey’s Ashburnham Golf Club on Friday, April 13, hoping to raise at least £1,000 for Prince Philip Hospital’s Breast Care Unit.

He said he owes the unit a ‘personal debt’ after staff cared for his wife Gwenda through her...

UKIP AM supports Kidney Fund

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, joined fellow AM’s on World Kidney Day to show his support for a Welsh charity.

Mr Hamilton, was backing the work of the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales during an event held at the Assembly in Cardiff.

The charity was inaugurated in March 2013 in memory of Paul Popham, who had lived over half his life as a kidney patient, despite his illness lead a positive life – raising a family of four, working shifts as...

Annual Swansea bike ride cancelled

THE annual Swansea Bike Ride, which has been running for 25 years has been cancelled. Organisers claim that the event is ‘no longer profitable’.

The charity bike ride, which was a popular fixture on the charity cycling scene calendar took in the beautiful Gower Peninsula and was open to cyclists from seasoned pros to casual cyclists.

There were usually three distances involved where participants could cycle 12 miles, 28 miles or 46 mile routes. The entry cost was £15 for an...

Charity offers opportunity to shadow Assembly Members for a day

Chwarae Teg, Wales’ leading gender equality charity, is inviting young Welsh women aged 16-25 to participate in their new #LeadHerShip project to celebrate

International Women’s Day. The LeadHerShip project will give young women from all around Wales the opportunity to spend a day shadowing an AM at the National Assembly of Wales in Cardiff.

The young women will get first-hand experience of a day in the life...

Whacky Walrus Dippers wade into Pembrey’s winter waters

THE annual Walrus Dip took place at Pembrey Country Park today, Tuesday (Dec 26) Approximately 300 to 500 hundred hardy souls threw caution to the bitter December wind and against the advice of any GP if you can find one in Llanelli they ran in the direction of the briny kitted out in a range of costumes echoing contemporary life in politics, TV, film and fantasy. There were more than a fair share of Christmas inspired outfits. It was an unusually sunny day for Boxing...