Carmarthen Breakthro’ in Nantgaredig near Carmarthen provides respite daycare for children with various disabilities. Their minibus is important for transporting children, however it is now extremely old and they are striving to get a replacement. We were delighted to help them on their way with a donation. President Roger, and lions Michael and Dudley went along to visit and to present the cheque.










When there is a change of club president we hold a Handover Dinner. The fantastic Luke came along to bamboozle us with his magic !


May 2018 - Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen

Lions Dudley and Alun present a cheque to staff at the children’s ward at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen. Funds will be used to buy bladeless fans to keep patients and staff cool in warm weather and also an iPad for speech therapy. Carmarthen Lions Club frequently helps the ward to acquire equipment not normally available via NHS funding.








Ffion can now blog to her heart’s content

Ffion from Carmarthen has Down’s Syndrome and was using school equipment to blog on the Down’s Syndrome Association website, but her access time was very limited.  Ffion contacted Follow Your Dreams charity, wanting a computer for herself.   Follow Your Dreams is a national charity operating in England and Wales that inspires children and young people with learning disabilities to follow their dreams.  The charity seeks local sponsors to enable the dreams of individuals to be realised.  Carmarthen Lions heard of this local need and stepped in to buy Ffion what she had longed for.

Pictured Is Lion Alan Jones, President of Carmarthen Lions Club, John Hope, Follow Your Dreams and Ffion Martin with her new Computer.

Lion Alan Jones said that Carmarthen Lions are very happy to help Ffion follow her dreams and he hopes that the blogging continues for years to come.  Lions are able to this by the kind generosity of local people who support their fundraising efforts



Carmarthen School Children safer thanks to Lions

Children from Carmarthen’s Richmond Park School will now be able to partake in activities outside school in added safety thanks to new High Vis jackets which have been donated by Carmarthen Lions Club.

At a ceremony at Richmond Park School, Priory Street Carmarthen on Wednesday 14 December 2016 Christmas came a few days early when representatives of the local Lions Club presented 250 High Vis jackets to the school.  Not only are the jackets brightly coloured, so that they can be seen from afar, they also have the school name and contact number, just in case any child wearing one gets separated from the group.

Helen Davies, Head teacher of Richmond Park said these bright jackets will enable the teachers and support staff to know instantly where each child is when they are taken on any trip, and is something that the school had wanted for some time.  The whole school is grateful to the Lions Club for this gift

President of Carmarthen Lions club, Lion Alan Jones said that he was very pleased to be presenting these jackets to the school to use to keep the children safe when out and about.  I hope that these jackets will enable the children of today and in the future to enjoy activities outside school in safety.


Carmarthen River Festival 2016

Carmarthen Lions Club had a stand at the 2016 Carmarthen River Festival promoting message in a bottle (MIAB).  MIAB is a bottle that you can get for anyone living alone or has a medical condition. The bottle comes with a form inside to fill out, this form gives details of medical conditions and medications, once completed the bottle should be kept in the Fridge.  There are also 2 sitckers, white cross on a green square with the words message in a bottle.  One sticker should be placed inside the front door and the other on the fridge.

Emergency Services are aware of MIAB and find information contained inside the bottle invaluable information when treating someone who cannot remember or respond to their questions


Welsh Hearts Our Guest at June Dinner Meeting

Meinir Lewis, Mid and West Wales Fundraising Manager for Welsh Hearts was our guest for our June Dinner Meeting.  Meinir spoke about the role that public access defibrillators have in saving the lives of anyone suffering a Cardiac Arrest.  There are several defibrillators placed around the town but most aren’t regarded as public access.  To be regarded as public access it must be available 24 hrs a day and not restricted to the opening hours of any business premises.




2016 Charity Night

The Carmarthen Lions Club held their Annual Charity Fundraising Dinner at the Carmarthen Quins Club on Friday 6 May 2016.

The Guest Speaker at this well attended function was Brynmor Williams, former Wales and British Lions scrum half, who enthralled attendees with anecdotes of his career together with a few amusing dressing room secrets. Bob Webb the comedian was excellent and kept us amused for almost an hour.

These fund raising dinners are a major source of revenue.  Thousands have been raised since the Club was first established in 1974, the majority of which goes to support local charitable causes.  If you think Carmarthen Lions has something to offer you we would be very pleased to hear from you and talk you through what we are about in a little more detail.  Get in touch for an informal chat.





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