Generous Labour councillors have donated part of their Community budget to a special friendship group from Gorseinon.
Moving Forward, which currently consists of 22 widows and widowers, all senior citizens, have received a cheque for £450 from Councillors Andrew Stevens and Jan Curtice (Penyrheol) and Kelly Roberts (Gorseinon)
The group, which meet in Ty Newydd, West Street, Gorseinon on alternate Mondays (10:30am–12:00), has been delighted with the cash injection from Swansea Labour.
“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our local councillors, Andrew Stevens, Jan Curtice and Kelly Roberts for their generous donation to our funding,” said Ken Wyatt, secretary of Moving Forward.
“This donation will enable us to extend our modest activities in our aim to improve the general well-being of all our members.
In a statement the councillors said: “We are delighted to be able to help Moving Forward in this way.
“We have been impressed with the way the group reach out to each other and how they organise a wide variety of activities.”
The aim of the ‘club’ is to meet up, chat, enjoy refreshments, members’ birthdays, quizzes and discuss various problems to ‘learn’ from each others’ knowledge and experiences.
The meetings are also used to organise day trips, excursions and talks by guest speakers on sources of information relating to day-to-day problems and other topics of interest.
The group has been relatively successful in aiding our members in their grief and to improve their overall feeling of well-being; which we believe is also appreciated by their families ‘seeing’ that their relative is made happy for a time. All members look forward to, and enjoy, the ‘club’ and its activities.
Moving Forward has capacity for two to three new members, preferably from the Gorseinon and District Ward area. For further information you can contact Ken Wyatt (Secretary) on Tel. 07946 427 828 and Email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPTION: Moving Forward members with Jan Curtice handing over the cheque to Ken Wyatt. Kelly Roberts is fourth from left and Andrew Stevens fifth from the right.