THE Llwynhendy mum who had her life turned upside down following an attic fire a fortnight ago has given thanks to those who helped her get back on her feet.
The 24-year-old was thankful to have her and her four children's lives intact after a fire ripped through their attic .
As well as being able to get temporary housing, her family has received furniture, a television, kitchen appliances, as well as stacks of clothes and toys for the children thanks to the efforts of the good-willed public.
Ms Jones said: "I'd like to thank them all. All of the community has just been amazing."
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Police are attempting to trace those who donated money to a man claiming to be collecting for charity called the Special Friends Sunshine Club.
A 54 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud and remains on bail while inquiries continue.
“So far we’ve been able to identify several people who have donated money,” said PC Mark Guy. “But we hope to identify more.
“If anyone did donate money to a man claiming to be from the Sunshine Club, please contact us at Llwynhendy police station on 101.”
Tenants at Dafen’s Clos Llanfihangel Sheltered Scheme have been enjoying their Christmas present from the council – a brand new flat-screen TV for their communal lounge.
The TV was delivered just before the festivities, meaning that tenants were able to enjoy all the Christmas specials.
They are now planning to build film nights and sports specials in to their events programme.
Cllr Tegwen Devichand, Executive Board Member for Housing, said: “I was delighted to arrange for a television to be installed at Clos Llanfihangel. I know how much the tenants enjoy getting together, and this is another excuse to gather in the communal lounge and socialise.”
Carmarthenshire County Council operates 21 Sheltered Schemes across the county.
Whilst offering older people the independence they desire, with every self-contained flat having its own front door – they also benefit from 24-hour emergency cover via Careline and secure door entry systems for extra peace of mind.
Communal facilities, such as a shared lounge, allow tenants to socialise with their neighbours if they wish.
Tenants work with their Sheltered Scheme Officer to arrange a series of events, ranging from trips to bingo to fish and chip suppers.
For further information about vacancies, call 01554 899259 or visit www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk
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In 2013 Dafen Village Website was created, and launched on April 1st. Here's a brief look back at some of the year's highlights since then.
Also in April it was announced that 2013 would see Dafen get Superfast Fibre Broadband. Dafen Ladies' Leah Randell was selected to join the Wales Women's Under 17 training camp for the UEFA Development Tournament. St John Lloyd pupils were British finalists in a National Youth Speaking contest; and Dafen Under 12's won the JH Evans Under 12's Cup Final.
In May, Ruth Madoc unveiled a Blue Plaque in honour of Dorothy Squires at Aston House, New Road. Gallery
In June, land near the Crematorium in Dafen was listed as a possible location for a new Traveller site, and this was also the month that Plaid Cymru Llanelli argued that the County Council were aiming to sell Dafen Park. Lack of funding to maintain the parks playing fields was highlighted in July.
In August a six-a-side Cricket Tournament featuring a team from the Scarlets rugby squad and hosted by Dafen Welfare Cricket Club raised £1,800 for charity. Gallery and report
And Dafen CC secured their place in the first Division as the 2nd team wrapped up their season as champions.
In September, a Llanelli Star article about the Halfway Hotel went national as a man was accused of a 'psychic hoax'. In October, months after the County Council denied they were going to sell Dafen Park, they announced they were considering that parks, playgrounds and playing fields could be given up in the drive to support efficiency savings.
For more news, events, information and articles relating to Dafen, visit www.dafen.org.uk, and join us on social media using the links. Dafen Village Website is a community website, and all contributions are welcome and encouraged. Have a great New Year 2014.
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