Charities and Clubs we Support
Here at the Plough, we are proud to support our local community, charities and clubs it has to offer. Over the years we have hosted many fundraising events, dinners and meetings. Below are a few who use our facilities on regular occasions.
Every year we select a charity to help them in raising awareness of their cause and efforts.
This year we are working with;
Rheilffordd Gwili Railway
Rheilffordd Gwili Railway
The Gwili Railway, is a standard gauge steam railway located in the village of Bronwydd, 3 miles north of Carmarthen. The railway follows the original main line between Carmarthen and Aberystwyth and once formed part of a continuous link between North and South Wales.
In April, 1975, the Gwili Railway Company was formed and purchased 8 miles of trackbed between Abergwili Junction and Llanpumpsaint. The first passenger train ran in 1978 to a new halt built at Cwmdwyfran. Two further short extensions took the track across the River Gwili to a new station at Llwyfan Cerrig.
In 2001 a further ½ mile extension built by volunteer labour was opened to a new station at Danycoed. Work is underway to extend the line southwards towards the former Abergwili Junction.
Presently, the vast majority of work on the railway is carried out by volunteers. Volunteers on the railway are members of the Gwili Railway Preservation Society or other supporting groups. The volunteers represent a wide range of backgrounds and skills. The Railway does provide in-house training for certain jobs, such as guards, footplate staff, signalmen and caterers, and organises safety training and medical examinations for operational staff.
The Gwili Railway Preservation Society, which has over 380 members, helps to finance projects on the Railway through a variety of fundraising activities. It produces the "Gwili Messenger" magazine twice a year and a monthly volunteers' newsletter (VNL) which is available on-line. Its Committee holds regular meetings with the Directors of the Gwili Railway Company.
The Railway operates services throughout the year, carrying over 20,000 passengers annually. In addition to its normal passenger services, it organises very popular special events such as "Day Out With Thomas", Santa's Magic Steamings, Sunday dining trains, evening jazz trains, photographic charters and driver experience courses.
The Railway's authentic heritage and outstanding scenery has proved an attractive location for English and Welsh language film and television companies.
Blood Bike Wales
Blood Bikes Wales are the first out-of-hours service in Wales operating from South to North Wales and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all major holidays. They are a volunteer based company which provides the NHS with the transportation of blood, plasma, documents and other important items between hospitals. Blood Bikes Wales estimate that for each pound they receive in donations, our NHS save around five pounds a time with the transportation blood.
Riding to Save Lives.
To find out more about Blood Bike Wales go to www.bloodbikewales.org.uk
Llandeilo Rotary Club
Llandeilo Rotary meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of the month. They meet at the Plough Inn, Rhosmaen at 7.00/7.30 pm (No meetings in August)
The Club has recently moved to the Plough Inn which is well renowned for it’s excellent food, drink accommodation and service.
Llandeilo Rotary club is an organisation that promotes fellowship as well as supporting local charities. The organisation works with local schools and local charity groups. The club works closely with Bro Dinefwr school sponsoring students for the rotary youth leadership awards, attending NASA space school, competing in the Rotary Young Chef and Musician competitions and providing school prizes. This work has a major effect on developing and nurturing the youth in our area. The club has supported local charities such as Carms. Autistic Society, Luke Sommerfield Trust, Cancer Research Wales, Diabetes Cymru, Parkinsons Society and this year Wales Air Ambulance benefiting the lives of so many people. The club also sponsors overseas charities such as shelter box and water aid charities.
Anyone interested in joining Llandeilo Rotary can contact Richard Hughes on 01558 685710
Inner Wheel Club of Llandeilo
The Inner Wheel Club of Llandeilo meets every 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm at The Plough. The programme comprises of speakers, quizzes, plus lots of opportunities for enjoying meals. We follow the core values of Inner Wheel as it was envisaged from it's inception in 1927, which are to promote friendship, service and understanding throughout the world. We work in the local community supporting charities, and also supporting the Rotary Club of Llandeilo in their fund raising activities, particularly the annual Ploughmans Lunch. We also support international charities from making financial donations to sending practical aid to many overseas countries.
Our District Chair and National President also invite us to support their designated charities each year.
It's a little known fact that Inner Wheel is the largest organisation for women in the world, and the club is a relaxed and friendly part of that large organisation, meeting up regularly in a social way as well as the regular monthly meetings.
P.S. These days even men can join us, if they want to.
Llandeilo Round Table
Tenovus – Cancer Charity
Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care are groups of supporters who come together to help raise funds and awareness of what Tenovus do. Our local Group is the Llandeilo and Dinefwr Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care. They fundraise in the local community, help spread the word about cancer services in the area, encourage others in the local community to support their work and help with fundraising, and they help connect with other local organisations, clubs, businesses and schools. These ladies are unbelievably kind and generous and we love supporting them.
Business Wales – Niz Biz
Local Women’s Institute’s & Merchyd Y Wawr Clubs
THE PLOUGH RHOSMAEN
Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, South Wales, UK SA19 6NP
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