This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
8 News Successful coffee morning in aid of Macmillan


Follow us on Twitter @ceredigherald

Mid & West Labour AM IN THE ASSEMBLY this

week, I’ve called for a National Care Service for Wales, starting a debate on the critical issue of how we think the unthinkable: how do we pay for our care in the future? We risk confronting a social

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Organised by Cllr Brenda Haines in memory of her friend, Siân Selb ONE of Aberystwyth’s Lib Dem

The successful way to raise

Councillors gathered many people together for a successful coffee morning last Friday (Sept 23) in aid of Macmillan Nurses. Cllr Brenda Haines, Lib

Dem Councillor for Penparcau in Aberystwyth, organised a coffee morning in Neuadd Goffa in Penparcau to raise money for Macmillan Nurses and dedicated the event in memory of her good friend Siân Selb. The coffee morning was a brilliant

opportunity for those who attended to catch up over tea, coffee, delicious Victoria sponges and cupcakes in addition to raising money for the charity. As well as offering constant

support for those affected by cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support offer an opportunity for those facing cancer to take part in a fundraising event known as ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. From this, people from all over

the UK have hosted their own coffee mornings and have raised money on the day through donations, which are then given to Macmillan.

awareness has increased every year and, in 2015, Macmillan Cancer Support raised £25 million, with the aim to raise even more. Cllr Brenda Haines spoke to

The Herald about the event: “All Macmillan nurses are registered and have at least five years experience, including at least two years in cancer or palliative care. Most work in NHS hospitals or in the community. They do not charge for their services. “As specialists, they do not

routinely undertake nursing care but are there to assess complex needs and give advice to other healthcare professionals and support people with cancer to understand their treatment options.” Speaking about the event in further

detail, Brenda said: “Sian Selby was my friend since we started together as student nurses in Glangwili in 1967. Lots of people will remember her parents, Ken and Iris Evans, who used to run the Tollgate Inn in Penparcau. “The coffee morning was very

well attended. As well as Mark Williams MP, the Mayor and

Mayoress of Aberystwyth and Cllr and Mrs Brendan Summers, Sian’s brother Gareth Evans came all the way from Tenby. The coffee morning raised £280.” Brenda also added: “I would

encourage anybody to have a coffee morning in support of this fantastic charity.” Mark Williams MP, who attended

the coffee morning, spoke to The Herald about the event and his thoughts on how it was a success: “I supported a coffee morning in Neuadd Goffa, Penparcau on Friday (Sept 23), organised by Lib Dem Councillor Brenda Haines in memory of her friend, Sian Selby, who tragically died from cancer.” He then went on to say: “It was

well attended by various members of the local community, and I would like to offer my thanks to Cllr Haines for the wonderful job she did in organising the event.” If you are interested in hosting

your own coffee morning, or would like to know more about Macmillan Cancer support, visit www.macmillan.

crisis the likes of which we have not seen in this country since the workhouse days. A consequence of our rapidly ageing population means increasingly large numbers of older people being supported by an conversely smaller working population. Challenging but, for me, this

as an opportunity for Wales which allows us to develop a better relationship between the generations. Labour is also putting our

younger generations first. The Labour Government in Wales launched ‘Healthy Child Wales’ this week, a programme that will ensure every child up to the age of seven receives consistent and universal health services in Wales. One of the Welsh Government’s

priorities in its programme for government, Taking Wales Forward 2016-21, Healthy Child Wales will establish a universal health programme for all families with children aged seven and under. As well as including a consistent range of evidence-based preventative and early intervention measures, it will

Eluned Morgan

also provide advice and guidance to support parenting and healthy lifestyle choices. Earlier this week, I welcomed

the Welsh Government’s plans for the most generous package of student support anywhere in the UK. The proposals introduce a new financial support system for university students following an independent, cross-party review led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond. They will widen access and support students from deprived backgrounds to attend university, meaning that our students receive the equivalent of the National Living Wage while they study. Yet another example of

this Welsh Labour Government delivering on its promises. Here in Wales, tuition fees have

been frozen too. The Welsh Labour Government has announced that the maximum tuition fee level that institutions in Wales will be able to charge will remain at £9,000 for 2017/18. At our annual conference this

week, Labour announced plans to make up any shortfall in any EU funding lost ‘to the 2020s and beyond’ - paid for by the ‘net savings’ of Brexit. And for the Labour Party itself, it’s time to come together, unite, and turn our fire on the Tories.

Aberystwyth to Cardiff bus service

reinstatement cautiously welcomed ELIN JONES, AM for

Ceredigion, has welcomed the statement by the First Minister that action is being taken on the direct Aberystwyth to Cardiff bus. Speaking during the weekly

Questions session on September 20, the First Minister told Assembly Members that the Government had been working with local authorities to ensure that key bus services to West Wales are reinstated as quickly as possible. Carwyn Jones AM said: “We

    

expect the service to be reinstated within weeks. I remember the TrawsCambria service in the 1980s and went on it a number of times, but there is a long-term question here. “We can’t continue with a system

that sees services stopping because the bus company no longer runs. We have to have a better system.” The statement came following

discussions by the Ceredigion AM with the Welsh Government. Last week, Elin Jones took up the matter with Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and

Infrastructure, asking the Government to work with Ceredigion Council on the issue. In response to the First Minister’s

comments, Elin Jones said: “I welcome the statement by the First Minister on the Aberystwyth to Cardiff service, but caution is needed. While he has said that he expects the service to be reinstated, we are yet to hear specific plans. “What I do hope is that if the

Assembly gains powers over bus services in 2018, there will be a long-lasting plan to secure these vital services which link our communities and provide essential travel to so many people across Ceredigion. “I have had constituents contact

me to say that they have had a lot of trouble getting to and from home without this service. One constituent was stuck in Carmarthen overnight when a train was delayed and the last bus to Aberystwyth left. “I urge anyone else who has been

affected by the lack of service to contact me, and I will raise your case directly with the Government.”

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56