Over the last twelve months, Mumbles Community Council has hosted a number of social afternoons, some celebratory, such as HM the Queen’s 90th Birthday and others, afternoon tea parties with live music. The success of these social events has led to great competition for tickets. This now, unfortunately, has led to limiting the number of tickets that each individual can have. It seems we are a victim of our own success in identifying a very specific need within the community.
We aim to provide entertainment, tea, cakes, sing-a-longs and “gentle dancing.” We have quizzes, raffles, live music and much laughter along the way. It’s a great way to meet up with friends and have a chat over a cuppa and a cake.
Our Christmas Social Afternoon was a great success from the moment the choir of Oystermouth School stepped onto the stage and held the audience spell-bound with their delightful musical programme of Christmas songs, new and old. This was followed by traditional Christmas songs from the Starlight Groups where the audience was encouraged to join in. The rendition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, with enthusiastic audience participation, should have been videoed! Everyone entered into the fun and the outcome was hilarious.
Crackers were pulled, mince pies and stollen enjoyed with copious cups of tea. Lucky raffle ticket holders had the pick of a table laden with raffle prizes. The Starlight Group, in fine form, soon had the audience “dancing in the aisles” and some very nifty dance moves were evident as more and more took to the floor.
All too soon, the event was over, but judging by the smiling faces leaving the Hall, a good time had been enjoyed by all.
Neighbourhood Friends was ‘launched’ at Newton Village Hall on Tuesday, 29 November 2016.
Ailsa Garner, comments: “Our launch was a great success and we were delighted to find more than enough volunteers to get our charity off the ground.
We will now concentrate on our objective which is to provide companionship for older people in Newton who are lonely.
If anyone would like to follow our progress you can do so on
Our Facebook page – Newton Neighbourhood Friends
Or our web site – neighbourhoodfriends.net
Or contract us via our email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Where? Newton Village Hall
When? Tuesday 29th November @ 7:15pm
Why? We are launching NEIGHBOURHOOD FRIENDS. This is your local charity for your local residents – your neighbours.
There are older people amongst us in Newton who, simply, have no one to talk to – from one day to the next.
We want to offer such neighbours companionship. That’s all – just someone to talk to.
BUT we can’t do this without volunteers.
Would you please help?
Come along to meet us – to find out who we are, what we’re doing and why we’re doing it
Mumbles community council are holding an early christmas event on West Cross Village Green on 24 November 2016 at 6.30p.m.
The lighting of the west cross village green christmas tree will take place at 6.30p.m. The lighting of the christmas trees at oystermouth and mayals will take place simultaneously.
Swansea citadel salvation army band will be in attendance playing seasonal music.
A festive event to put you in the mood for Christmas!
Free tickets are now available for MCC’s next popular social event. This will take place 2pm – 4pm on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at The Ostreme Centre, Mumbles. Come along and meet up with old friends and make new ones. Tea, mince pies and stollen, conversation and music by the ever popular, much requested, Starlight Group.
Tickets are limited and are available from the Clerk, Mumbles Community Council, Walter’s Crescent, Mumbles. Early collection is advised for this very popular, much anticipated social afternoon. To book tickets by ‘phone and collect later, if this is more convenient, telephone 01792 363598. The Council Office is open, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9.30am – 12.30pm.