The Inauguration of Councillor Ryan Watkins as Tredegar Town
Mayor and Councillor Geraint Meredith as Tredegar Town Deputy
Mayor took place on Wednesday 14th May 2014. The short Service
took place in The Council Chamber at Bedwellty House,
Bedwellty Park and was followed with friends and family joining
Cllr Watkins to congratulate him in The Carriage Room
at Bedwellty House.
The Charity I have chosen for my Mayor's Appeal 2014-15 is
RNIB Cymru, The Royal National Institute for the Blind
Imagine waking up and not being able to see your partner or your
children, to not be able to safely walk out of your house or even
make yourself a cup of tea. This will happen to three people in
Wales today and every day with an estimated 2500 in Blaenau Gwent
alone. Children, teenagers, graduates, mothers, fathers,
businessmen and grandparents, blindness can affect anyone at any
time. Blind and partially sighted people are just like everybody
else but because of the nature of their disability they are some of
the least visible members of society.
The RNIB work together with schools and education to
inform/educate about the challenges faced everyday by children and
young people living with sight loss. They provide access and advice
to accessible materials, training, curriculum materials and the
everyday support that is needed to ensure young people, up to the
age of 19, have the same experiences as sighted young people.
The employment services work with recruitment agencies, work
placement schemes and businesses to enable blind and partially
sighted people to access the working world. There is
continually support afterwards to assist with workplace
The RNIB also run a welfare service which is paramount for blind
and partially sighted individuals all over Wales. It ensures they
are supported in the right way financially and emotionally,
especially in this time of welfare reform.
Tredegar Mayor's Christmas Ball, Saturday 29th November
Cllr Ryan Watkins, will be holding a Christmas Ball in The
Carriage House at Bedwellty House, Tredegar in aid of his Mayor's
Appeal.Tickets are £25 each which includes a three courses of fine
dining. There will be entertainment from an 18 piece swing band and
a small raffle/auction being held. Dresscode is evening wear.
Tickets are available from Cllr Ryan Watkins Tel: 07572 066210 or
at Jan's (40 Commercial Street, Tredegar) Tel: 01495 724888.
The Mimics, 7pm Friday 14th November 2014 - CANCELLED
Come along to Tredegar RFC for a night of music and laughter
with The Mimics. These truly entertaining ladies are once again
helping to raise funds for the Tredegar Mayor's Appeal which this
year is in aid of RNIB. Tickets are only £3.50p
and available from Jan's (40 Commercial Street, Tredegar),
Tredegar RFC or Ryan Tel: 07572 066210.
Appeal Total to date (30.6.15) = £6224.43p (includes £300 sent
direct to RNIB for Appeal)
Peacehaven Tenants and Residents Association; Tredegar Methodist
Church; Saron Congregational; Malcolm Higgs and Tredegar Quiz
Wizards; Tredegar Christians Together; Mr K Price; Mr K Hayden;
Tredegar Moose No. 1 Lodge; Ladies Circle Tredegar Moose No. 1.
Patrick Sheen Singers Concert:-
Special thanks to Cllr Anita Hobbs who tirelessly organised this
concert and collected raffle prizes all in aid of my Appeal, a
wonderful £339.00 was raised in total. Thanks to the Patrick Sheen
singers for the wonderful entertainment and to Gemtime Jewellers,
Bedwellty House and Park, Air hairdressers, Cottons and J.D.
Barbers for their donation of the raffle prizes.
Thanks you to everyone who participated in my Dining in The Dark
experience and a special thanks to all the staff at Ivy May's, The
Railway, Tredega for making it a brilliant evening.
Also thanks to everyone who purchased a number in the Chocolate
Egg Challenge at Easter in Bedwellty House.