Christmas is in full swing in Cwmdare thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteers who, determined to sprinkle some festive magic, are putting on a trio of events for young children and their families. The festivities in the village were made possible after Pennant Walters donated £4,650.
Cwmdare4Cwmdare (C4C) kicked off the Christmas calendar with a disco and carols around the village Christmas tree, whilst this weekend they hosted Breakfast with the Elves, where more than 80 young children gathered for fun, frolics and crafting, followed by the screening of a favourite Christmas film.
The events will culminate next weekend with the annual voyages made by Santa in his sleigh. Santa will set off from Cwmdare Miners Welfare Club at 5.30pm on both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 December – covering different routes each night so that he visits the whole village.
Cllr. Ann Crimmings, Secretary of C4C, said:
“We always put our heart and soul into bringing the village alive at Christmas and these events have already put huge smiles on the faces of our young residents and their families. It’s wonderful that the local community have come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas and we’re so thankful to Pennant Walters for providing the funding to allow us to do so.
“C4C was set up to make a difference to the village. Events like these really do mean the world to our local community and I hope that we’ll be able to continue in this way for years to come.
“I know Santa is looking forward to seeing our Cwmdare families on his route around the village!”
Pennant Walters provided the money from a fund linked to its Mynydd Bwllfa wind farm. It builds on previous donations which have seen the company provide money to support Cwmdar Primary and various other community groups in the area. Further initiatives are planned for the new year and will include activities in the new Community Garden, bulb planting and further partnership projects with Cwmdar Primary School.
Pennant Walters Managing Director, Dale Hart, said:
“It’s wonderful to see the Christmas spirit alive in Cwmdare and we’re delighted to support C4C’s activities, which bring the local community together on so many occasions.
“Our wind energy project community funds exist to make a difference to the local communities in which we work, and we’re delighted that this money has been used to put on such fantastic events.”