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Bryn WI tea party tackles loneliness

Bryn WI tea party tackles loneliness

THE ladies of Bryn WI put on a wonderful cream tea on Monday (Jan 22) at the Bryn Hall in Llangennech. They had secured a grant from Age UK and sent invites out to people who may be on their own in the village.

County Councillor Gary Jones was invited to go along and he doubled as one of our roving community reporters to send back all the gossip. He said: “I was asked to go and was immediately roped in by the Vice Chair Pam Richards into setting up tables and chairs. I offered to help with the preparation of the food and the response quite rightly was “Do you have an hygiene certificate?” My answer was “no” so I was redirected to help Annette navigate the village picking up the less mobile ladies.

“We safely delivered them ready for the tea party. There must have been 50 plus people in the hall. The entertainment was provided by the fabulous Carmarthen Ukuleles. Suffice to say they were superb and soon had everyone singing along.

“The food was provided with the help of Morrisons and Tesco’s and served by members of the WI. The tea never stopped flowing. There was also a free raffle with prizes donated by the WI and well wishers.

“It was also attended by The Red Cross, who reminded us that it’s not only older people who may be alone or isolated. Anyone can experience it. There was plenty of information on how to combat loneliness.

“The event was attended by The Mayor of Llanelli Cllr Jeff Edmunds, Deputy Town Mayor Louvain Roberts, County Councillor Gwyneth Thomas and Vice Chair of Llangennech Community Council Jacqueline Seward.

“It was a joyful occasion, seeing so many people enjoying themselves. A big thank you must go to the ladies of the Bryn WI. They are a credit to our community.”

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