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Nia Griffith MP with President of the Gower and Llwchwr Estuary Lions and Judith Evans, President of the Ammanford Lions

Nia Griffith MP was delighted to join the Gower and Llwchwr Estuary Lions and the Ammanford Lions to celebrate their 43rd and 42nd anniversaries respectively at a dinner held at the Diplomat Hotel on Saturday evening. The local Lions Club is one of 46,000 clubs across the world who respond to local needs and international disasters by giving the money from the various fundraising events they organise.

In his address David Willoughby, President of the Club, said,

” We are just ordinary people doing amazing things. Through our fundraising, nine-year old Faith Jones is now having treatment in the US and we have seen video clips of her walking. But we also have a lot of fun. We are a very friendly crowd and we would welcome new members, to help us expand our work.”

Nia Griffith MP who was guest speaker at the event said,

” The local Lions group is very energetic, and the list of people and organisations they have helped is very impressive. One of their great strengths is that they can respond quickly to local need, and provide help above and beyond what can by done by existing charities or statutory services. They were amongst the first out collecting for the Gleision Miners’ Appeal, and have helped Heol Goffa Special School and Perthyn Day Centre in Lllwynhendy. There are many individuals in Llanelli who give very generously of their time and money, and I know that if they considered joining the Lions, they would receive a very warm welcome.”

For further information about the lions, visit  their website www.glelions.org.uk