St Marys School PTA in Havard Road have been shortlisted for the Lloyds Community Fund 2014. This could see them awarded with up to £3000 which will go towards an outdoor play area.
They are one of four local causes who will be awarded funding depending on the number of votes they receive. The group with the most votes will get £3,000, the next £2,000, £1,000 and finally, £500.
The other causes are Llanrhidian Community Hall, Gorseinon and Killay Martial Arts Academy, and Parkinson's UK (Llanelli).
Please vote for money to go to a cause in Dafen.
Voting opens 2nd September 2014 and closes 10th October 2014. You can vote online, by SMS text, via Twitter and in participating Lloyds Bank branches.
A photograph of Tenby, taken by a Dafen resident, has been featured in the new 2014 Keep Wales Tidy Charity Calendar.
Andrew Lloyd's picture of used tyres that have become part of the harbour landscape in the pretty tourist town, is one of twelve images featured in KWT's first calendar which forms part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.
Since 1972, Keep Wales Tidy has worked with people to educate them about the importance of looking after the environment and has supported communities to work together to improve the quality of their local area.
The calendar is available to buy for £7.50 on the charity's website, and in buing it you are supporting people across Wales to protect and improve the environment for the benefit of all.
More of Andrew's photographs can be found here.
A Six-A-Side Cricket Tournament hosted by Dafen Welfare Cricket Club last Sunday raised £1,800 for charity. The event, which was organised in aid of #TeamDan, a fund-raising campaign in the name of ex-Scarlets player Dan Rogers, took place in front of a bumper crowd on a glorious day of Dafen sunshine after a worryingly wet Saturday.
Volunteers for the hosts appeared early on Sunday morning to prepare the ground for the big day, which saw teams competing from local rival clubs Llangennech, Llanelli, Felinfoel and Pwll. But the trophy went to a group better known for their exploits with a rugby ball – star attractions of the day, the Scarlets. The Scarlets impressed, with fine performances with both bat and ball, and were also a credit off the field.
#TeamDan was also represented in the tournament, with Dan Rogers' brother Steff, joined by another Scarlet, Phil John.
Scarlet's Steve Shingler, previously capped for Wales at age-grade cricket, won the leading batsman award for the tournament, while Steve Devonald, playing for tournament runners-up Pwll, was recognised as the Best Bowler. Dafen's Jonathan Griffiths was recognised as the tournament's Best All-Rounder.
There was fun for all the family from 11am on Sunday, with lasertag, bouncy castle, barbecue, music and more, and a great day was had by all. Many took to social networking sites to sing the praises of the event, and hoped that the organisers would be encouraged to make it a regular annual fixture, with the Scarlets defending the title next year.
The money raised has contributed to thousands of pounds already raised for The University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff's intensive care and haematology units, where Dan is undergoing treatment.
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A team of Llanelli Scarlets will be playing at Dafen Park this weekend (Sunday the 18th of August), consisting of British & Irish Lions star Jonathan Davies and fellow Wales internationals Rhys Priestland, Ken Owens, Liam Williams and Aaron Shingler. The squad will also include Jake Ball, Steve Shingler, George Earle, Simon Easterby and Scarlets' Head of Athletic Performance Brad Harrington .
It will not be rugby that the team will be playing on Sunday, but one of the more favoured sports in Dafen, as Dafen Welfare Cricket Club host a Six-a-Side Charity Cricket Tournament in aid of #TeamDan.
#TeamDan is a fundraising campaign which began on the internet a couple of months ago in support of the cancer battle of ex-Scarlet Dan Rogers, who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. He is said to be making great improvements thanks to chemotherapy, and thousands of pounds have already been raised for The University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff's intensive care and haematology units, where Dan is undergoing treatment.
A lot of the fundraising success so far has come from the sales of #TeamDan T-shirts and vests, supplied by Manhattan Marketing, and recently modelled by legendary All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter on social networking site Twitter. Dan Rogers was a player and coach for the Llanelli Wanderers before falling ill and the shirts come in Wanderers team colours. They are on sale for £9.99 and the vests are going for £14.99, with all profits going to the cause.
This weekends cricket tournament which will feature eight teams split into two groups, includes two teams from Dafen, and teams from local rivals Felinfoel, Kidwelly, Llangennech and Llanelli. #TeamDan will also have a side taking part in the tournament, led by Dan's brother Steff. Amongst the Scarlets team, Shingler is a former England Under-19 and Glamorgan fast bowler,and his younger brother Steve is a Wales age-grade cap. Jake Ball is also said to have been a talented young cricketer in Australia
The action begins on Sunday at 11am, and there will be live music, a bouncy castle, a BBQ,and more. Please come along, have fun and show your support!
For all your unwanted clothes and other textiles, please consider using the Dafen Rag-Bag textile recycling bank at Dafen Park.
Not only will you be helping people in developing nations, where your old clothes will be re-used, but you will also be raising money for community projects organised by Dafen Forum!
For a full list of what items can be recycled at the bank, please visit the Recycling and Bins page. Thanks
Llwynhendy police are investigating complaints of young persons visiting homes in the Llwynhendy and Dafen areas asking for sponsorship to a local school. It is believed the sponsorship is false and sponsorship money has been handed over by deception. Please report any callers who you suspect to be collecting sponsorship without authority and identification, on 101.
Fundraisers are making headway towards a target of £10,000 that will help a Dafen toddler with a rare brain condition, one of only four known Welsh sufferers of Joubert syndrome which affects the part of the brain that controls balance and co-ordination. Their efforts began with an Easter bonanza event at St Barnabas Hall, which has taken the family more than a tenth of the way towards their target of £10,000, which should get Cameron the facilities he needs. Cameron needs specialist equipment and sleeps with oxygen because of respiratory problems. Because the condition affects development, Cameron is going to need all of the support he can get.
A fundraising Psychic Evening is currently being planned to be held at the Neville Arms in Dafen. Details will be added to this site when they are available. The pub has already started a collection for Cameron behind the bar and is providing a function room for the event for free.
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