Council Awards Evening 11th
This year the council gave several awards for services to the community. Below are some of the recipients who attended on the night:
The award for regular litter picking by staff and students was received by Jenny Hill and Nick Brazil.
Steve “Sparky” Roberts
Steve has supported the egg-rolling on Loughor Castle mound for the last few years and has contributed to this community event becoming hugely successful.
Councillor Ron Williams
Amongst other charitable work Ron has contributed over twenty years to the Alzheimer’s society at Garngoch hospital and to Forget Me Not, a charity to support people living with dementia in Gorseinon and the wider area.
Mary has lived in Loughor all her life. For 30 Years she has run the Mother and Toddler Group in Jireh Evangelical Church. She has also been involved with Children’s Services and Youth Work.
Celia started TOGs (Tots
of God) some years ago in St David’s Church. It has gone from strength to strength with an average of 20-22 children
attending on Tuesdays or Thursday mornings. During these sessions Celia has
organised fund raising events such as Children in Need and MacMillan Coffee
Celia also volunteers with SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death) for which she works tirelessly.
The Lifeboat is one of around 70 independent Lifeboats set up around the country, who are not part of the RNLI and receive no funding from them, although they work together on exercises and call-outs. Up to January 1999 alone, the service had responded to 793 call-outs, saved 278 lives, 38 animals and had the unfortunate task of recovering numerous casualties from the water. They have carried on this important work since then increasing these statistics greatly. This is all done on a voluntary basis. No crew member receives any payment, for either exercise or call outs, each crew member giving their time freely and with no question of personal reward
Loughor Inshore Rescue
Gaynor retired this year after spending many years making sure children at Casllwchwr School crossed the road safely. In her time as crossing lady she always made sure the children were supervised with the best care and attention.
The council are proud that Aneira Thomas, the first baby born into the NHS on 4th July 1948, lives in our community. Aneira accepted a council award in celebration of 70 years of the National Health Service.