On Wednesday 25th March, Admin members, Robin, Robert and Adam went to Cardiff for Cymorth Cymru’s Annual Conference with Lisa and Julie. The conference was in Redisson Blu and was in response to continuing austerity and increasing inequality within our communities. The conference looked at how – together – we can ‘redress the balance’ to improve the lives of people in Wales who are marginalised and at risk. The two day event will focused on poverty and prevention work. It was held in partnership with Public Health Wales.
We visited lots of the stalls and got some interesting information and cool freebies before we did our presentation. During our presentation we talked about all the things that Time to Meet do, such as organising events and publishing the What’s on Guide. We used the projector to show videos from lots of the groups, like the hiking group, the art group and the admin group. At the end of the presentation, people asked us questions about the work that we do. We really enjoyed talking about what we do to everyone.
After the presentation we enjoyed a great buffet with the rest of the people who were at the conference, before heading home again to Swansea. All round it was a great day and we really enjoyed it. We hope that people were able to learn new things from our workshop.
In the next few weeks the Admin Group will be attending Vision 21 in Cardiff for a serious of workshops to tell more people about the work that we do.
The admin group have been working very hard in the lead up to Christmas. There have been lots of new group and activities added to the What’s On guide recently and some fantastic Christmas events being organised.
The hiking and walking group have been to Oxwich Bay and have organised more walks for Three Cliffs and Pontneddfechan. There are coffee mornings in Swansea and Neath. Disco’s like Thursday Night Fever in Revolution and Taffy’s in Baglan are still going strong. There is a new film club up and running in Swansea. There are arts and crafts groups in Swansea and in Neath. Bingo is being run in Caewern, a politics group has started with Swansea People First, football skills is still on in Cwmdu Estate and music groups are on in Swansea and Caewern.
New groups that we might set up in the future include cookery, photography and ten pin bowling. If you are interested in any of these, please get in touch and we will keep you informed.
Jewellery & Card group is now a Craft Group with many different things going on over the coming weeks. Next session is on the 26th July at 11 am till 1 pm at the activity centre. We plan to do decoupage, trinket boxes and papier-mache. Addmission is £2.50 per person, all materials are provided. EVERYONE WELCOME
Here are some of the service users involved in the craft group.
A big welcome to Cath who is a new member of Time to Me
Here are some cards made in the group by Linda Evans
This post was created by Robin Clive Karen Gareth
Robin and Linda went to Gwynfe Farm for an open day where there was a BBQ. Anyone and everyone were invited to have a look around at the set-up.
They had ducks, chickens and goats which you can feed. Gwynfe sell the bags of animal feed and also sell the duck and chickens fresh eggs.
There is a lovely picnic area and a woodland walk which people are welcome to use at any time. In the near future service users can purchase a raised bed where they will be able to grow their own vegetables or plants.
All the money raised from the open day and sales of eggs & feed is put back into the project so it’s able continue and hopefully expand.
This was written by Robin, Clive, Gareth and Karen
My name is Michael Thomas and I live at Belgrave Road Gorseinon
I am interested in starting a gardening group with a view to meet new friends who enjoy Gardening.
I also enjoy visiting gardening centres.
Anyone that is interested please get in touch, and I will look forward to hearing for you.
My Name is Gary
I went to bingo on a Thursday evening.
It was a very nice evening and i enjoyed myself. It was held in the activity centre and there was quite a few of us there.
- We played five or six games with prizes for lines or houses. The prizes were chocolate eggs however unfortunately i did not win any.
- We had hot drinks and marshmallows. I enjoyed socialising with everyone there. I would go again.
Rebecca said “the night was very good and an enjoyable evening” .
Rebecca also said” she would come again”
|f you enjoy Bingo , come along and join us !!
Bingo is on On the First Thursday of every month at 6pm
This was written by Gary Specer
my name is Michael Thomas,
I live at Belgrave Road I attend the coffee morning at Brighton Rd club Gorseinon every Friday.
.I enjoy meeting everyone there, i like to have a cup of tea and a cake.There is a nice atmosphere there and I look forward to going.
On the way back home after meeting friends . I enjoy calling into ROMA for lunch.
this was written by Michael Thomas.
A big thank you to everyone who helped and supported our summer fete. It was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it with your help. We had great weather which the chickens and ducks from Gwynfe home farm enjoyed. We had lots of different stalls like ;
- Bric a brac
- Lucky dip
- Design a cup cake
- Photo booth
- Nails and manicure
- St John Ambulance
- Portraits and Keyrings
Big thank you to Time to Sing for performing and to Jenny for playing her Clarinet.
Big Thank you to Phil Tanner for Karoke and help with sound system.
We approached many Local businesses for raffle donation, and had a great response.
This is what some of our members said about the day;
Dell Rees from Community Lives;
The fete was really good, “I really enjoyed the Choir but did miss seeing the animals from the farm. It was a good day”.
Juile Davies Tenant Participation Officer said;
” I had a fabulous day, I won a raffle prize and bought loads at the stalls. I went home with a car full!!”
“I thought it was a wonderful day , everyone was really friendly and kind”
We raised £420 this will be donated to Ty Hafan.
The Music Therapy group for Monday has unfortunately been cancelled.
Keep checking here for new dates!
Groups have been emailed as well