CHOOSELIFE in Llanelli opened its doors on one of the coldest days of the year today, Thursday (March 1) St Davids Day.
Around 20 vulnerable adults attended the St Davids Day celebrations and received hot bowls of cawl, bread, cheese and Welshcakes.
Alan Andrews who is one of the driving forces behind the centre had made a public announcement stating that the doors were open for St Davids Day.
Speaking to Llanelli Online he said: “Over 20 people came in from the cold and had a great time of singing Welsh songs. Most had at least two bowls of boiling hot vegetable and beef filled cawl, cheese and bread.
“It was so important because for some of them it would be their only hot meal of the day. We were also able to explain what St Davids day was about to three Polish men who left with a full stomaches.”
The local authority has issued advice to any rough sleepers to seek shelter indoors as the weather continues to get worse. At least seven people have been reported to have died across the U.K. as a result of the cold weather.
The forecast for the next couple of days is that it is set to get worse with potentially life threatening conditions hitting Wales. The met office has issued a red weather warning for Wales. Over 1,000 schools in Wales have been shut down as a result of Storm Emma.
A red warning is the most severe issued by the Met Office – it means people should take action now to keep themselves and others safe, with widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life likely.
The Welsh Government is urging people not to travel unless absolutely necessary and there are already disruptions to roads, buses, trains, ferries and flights.