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Summer fair at Awel Towi

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Awel Towi: Opening its doors to the public on Saturday

A LLANDEILO residential home, which boasts four resident centenarians, will open its doors to the public for a summer fair on Saturday (Aug 6) at 2pm. 

The Carmarthenshire County Council-managed Llandeilo home has 38 residents. Earlier this year, they boasted the oldest woman in Wales, Gwenllian Jones, who was 110 when she died in February.

Now they have centenarians Eunice Lloyd, 101, Nancy James, 102, Winston Peregine, 103, and Mary Kier – who still has all her faculties – at 104.

Home Manager, Sharon Dyer, said all the residents were looking forward to their special day and had been helping staff make souvenirs for visitors who will also be entertained with Welsh and English songs from Carol Rhys Jones and a number of competitions with prizes.

Sharon said that they are expecting a lot of families to come along and children too to join in all the fun, and stressed that everyone was welcome to attend.

Sharon said: “All the money raised goes into the residents’ fund to help day trips. In recent months, they have been to Burry Port harbour, to a community cafe in Ammanford and some are looking to expanding their horizons.”

County Executive Board Member for Health and Social Care, Councillor Jane Tremlett, said: “Awel Towi never ceases to amaze with its record of longevity or residents.

“The fair is an important occasion for the home which has several innovative features creating a home from home for the residents with an inbuilt vintage cafe and its own bar where residents can enjoy a supervised tipple.”