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MIND climbs high for funds

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Their boots are made for walking: Staff and volunteers from Llanelli Mind

Their boots are made for walking:
Staff and volunteers from Llanelli Mind

STAFF and volunteers from local mental health charity Llanelli Mind are getting their hiking boots and walking poles ready before heading off to climb Mount Snowdon in early July.

The group are aiming to raise much needed funds for their support services. Chairman of the Trustees , Andre McPherson will be taking part in the climb.

Andre told The Herald: “We are looking to raise as much money as we can to help with the many community activities MIND participates in. Llanelli Mind has played a vital role in the community for three decades, offering supporting to people with mental ill health.

“The services we provide range from counselling to creative therapies, befriending to benefits advice, and many other activities in between. Fundraising initiatives such as this mean we can continue providing this support to some of the most vulnerable people across Carmarthenshire.”

Service User Carol Phillips said that she had never been up Snowdon , but was looking forward to attempting the climb.

“I have always wanted to do the three peaks but I have not been able to through ill health. I have been training by walking around the Swiss Valley reserv

oir. I have already raised £50 but I hope to raise some more.”

Speaking about the importance of the centre , Carol continued: “It provides somewhere I can come to and get out of the house. I get a lot of support here and I am able to chat to people.”

Also taking part in the hike are Jen Caton, Gemma Staley, Anna Davies, Helen Jones, Steffan Morgan, Molly Jenkins, Nikki Oles, Liz Wilkinson, Maureen Evans, Wendy King, James King, and Rod Bowen.

The organisation is affiliated to the national charity Mind, but is completely autonomous and must raise its own funds in order to survive. The hike has been organised as part of the charity’s 30th anniversary celebrations which are taking place throughout 2016.

If you would like to sponsor the group, text: LLAN01 followed by either £1, £3, £5, £10 or £15 to 70070 or visit http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/ llanelli-mind/snowdon2016 .

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Appeal follows fatal road traffic collision in Llanelli

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a fatal road traffic collision that happened in Llanelli last night. At approx. 8.15pm on Saturday 22 February the collision happened between a white Suzuki Swift car and a male pedestrian, at Church Street, Llanelli, near the Magistrates Court. Emergency services attended, but sadly the 53 year old pedestrian had sustained fatal injuries.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch, but they are also appealing to anyone who may have Dashcam footage of the incident to contact them. You can get in touch by phoning 101. Please quote reference DP-20200222-347, so our busy call handers can marry your information to the correct incident as quickly as possible. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Three men arrested over charity box and cafe thefts

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THREE men are being questioned by police in connection with a burglary in Llanelli this weekend.

A cash register containing around £1,500, a charity collection box, and approximately £1,000 worth of stock were stolen from Marzano’s Café Bar in Cowell Street in the early hours of Sunday, February 16.

Today (Tuesday) three men aged 35, 39 and 27 were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Chief Inspector Chris Neve said property searches were also being conducted in the Llanelli area as part of the investigation.

“I would like to reassure the community of Llanelli that we take incidents like this extremely seriously,” said Chief Inspector Neve.

“I would also like to thank everyone who has come forward with information so far.”

Café owner Andrew Marzano said: “I am extremely grateful to Dyfed-Powys Police for their efforts since we reported the incident to them. 

“I am also extremely grateful and humbled to the local community as we have had hundreds of messages of support from far and wide.”

Anyone with further information that could help police should contact 101, quoting reference DPP/0005/17/02/2020/01/C.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can also text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Dyfed-Powys Police appeal following Llanelli road traffic collision

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Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information following a road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 12.15am, this morning, Tuesday 18th February, 2020.

A black Audi A4 estate and a pedestrian were involved in the collision on Station Rd, Llanelli. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with what are described as serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, anyone who has information regarding the collision or information relating to the occupant of the vehicle is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit quoting reference DP-20200218-006.

Police can be contacted by phoning 101, online at http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or by email. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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