After much discussion and weighing the pros and cons, it has been decided to discontinue many of our indoor events for the time being – not an easy decision but given the circumstances arguably it is one to make earlier, rather than later. It is a very difficult time with so much uncertainty – and trying to do the right thing, balancing normality with good sense about the risk, is not without its problems: there is no blue print to guide us!
Meantime, a list is being compiled of anyone who would welcome an occasional phone call to make sure they are still ok / need anything / shopping / or whatever: if you think of anyone and you have their permission for their name and contact details to be shared, please let Jane Shaw or Vicar Viv know: similarly the names of anyone free, willing and able themselves to offer giving their support in this way…
Of course many already have local friends / family / neighbours who mutually support one another all the time, which is perfect – but there are some, especially if they are living on their own, in the vulnerable category and without family nearby, who could fall through the net if they catch the virus and self-isolate, without anybody else knowing they are unwell. Vicar Viv Sayer 01550 777200
To ensure that people do not end up isolated we are also organising a regular outdoor walk around the village, and we will also be doing work in the community garden to prevent isolation.
Weather permitting next Saturday morning (21st) we intend to have a community walk in the morning, meeting at the Reading Room at 10am and then a community garden in the afternoon from around 2pm. We have habitats to make and dogwood cuttings to plant. Keep an eye on the events page for updates and new opportunities for meeting up and not hugging.
As a community we commit to keep each other safe whilst not getting isolated. If you are feeling isolated or anxious you are surrounded by a loving community – please ask for help.
Local Runner, Menna Evans, Looks Set To Break World Record, and Village Come Out In Support
Many of you will remember last year when local Menna ran the length of the British Isles. This year she traveled a little further to achieve her ambitions.
Menna is running the length of New Zealand and is set to become the fastest woman to run this test.
This year she is raising money for the charity Mind and to support her a large group of her local friends joined her in spirit on the first of Feb by walking the village circuit and raising £160 for her cause.
If you would like to donate you can find out more here… https://m.facebook.com/marathonmenna/
Gardd Gymunedol Llansadwrn Community Garden will be open on Saturday 13th July as part of the Big Lunch celebrations.
After everyone has had chance to enjoy the food and entertainment, there will be an opportunity to visit the Garden and hear about how we hope to put the planning into action, help with planting & watering or even prune the apple trees.
Everyone welcome…. still lots to do and no benches yet but on the Wish List!
Another opportunity for the Community of Llansadwrn to share good food and company at The LLANSADWRN BIG LUNCH Saturday 13th July from 12.00 midday Llansadwrn Community Field
All you need to do is come along on the day and bring food to share. If you are able to help in any way, it would be much appreciated.
Please let us know if you are able to help with:
- Decorating the Marquee;
- Setting up/ moving tables and chairs;
- Decorating a table;
- Car parking;
- Organising or helping with events on the day;
- Contributing to lunchtime entertainment;
- Clearing away.
12.00 Bring food to share (and flowers for the table if you can).
12.30 Lunch & musical entertainment – including Llandeilo Town Band, Tywi Harmony and local singers & performers.
3.00pm Sports & activities for children
4.00pm Treasure Hunt
5.30pm Tug of War
6-8pm BBQ – opportunity to buy some light dinner
8pm SINEMA SADWRN presents ‘The Jungle Book’ PG in the Marquee. Admission FREE. Plus STREET FOOD to purchase & EVENING RAFFLE (to be drawn after the film).
Please complete and return this slip to Trish Evans, Bellview, Llansadwrn, SA19 8LF or by email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come and/or are able to help, by Saturday 29th JUNE.
Any information shared here will only be used for the Big Lunch organisation
Sadly,we are no longer able to meet at the ‘Croes Cafe’ for our monthly club. To date I am looking for a new venue, with meal provided of course, so the club can keep going. Our April 3rd lunch will be in the ‘West End’ cafe in Llandovery at 11.30am..I will be phoning all members next week to inform them.