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Labour councillors help serve up seasonal event for vulnerable people of Swansea

Labour councillors were a big part of Swansea Council’s second Together at Christmas event at the Brangwyn Hall where the homeless, isolated and vulnerable around the city were provided with a Christmas meal and entertainment.

Around 250 people were catered for by JR Catering in an event supported by Swansea Council.

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart and other labour councillors were on hand to make sure everyone was fed and catered for.

Cllrs Jan Curtice, Wendy Lewis and June Burtonshaw

Cllrs Jan Curtice, Wendy Lewis and June Burtonshaw

Cllrs Paul Lloyd and Sam Pritchard (right)

Cllrs Paul Lloyd and Sam Pritchard (right)

Andrea Lewis, cabinet member for  Housing, Energy & Building Services, said: “This is the second Together at Christmas event the Brangwyn Hall has staged. This one is even bigger and better than the first last year with a lot more outside agencies supporting it.

“It’s great to see organisations like Family Housing, The Wallich, Crisis and Communities at Work supporting the event. Our Housing Option team from council came along to give advice and the Tenancy Support Unit.

“JR Catering have been fantastic. They have led on this with the support of the council.”

Cllr Clive Lloyd (left) with Cllr Rob Stewart and Cllr Kelly Roberts (right)

Cllr Clive Lloyd (left) with Cllr Rob Stewart and Kelly Roberts (right)

William Evans, cabinet member for Stronger Communities added: “This isn’t just about people who are rough sleeping or homeless. It’s about people who are lonely at Christmas and want some company. This event has been opened far and wide and there was 250 people who came along.”

As well as a meal there was a hairdresser, dog groomer and musical entertainment on offer.

 

Cllrs Christine Richards and William Evans

Cllrs Christine Richards and William Evans

MAIN PICTURE: Cllrs Mike and Andrea Lewis serving up teas and coffees

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