With the festive season upon us community groups across Ogmore have again excelled in producing many excellent Christmas parades, fetes, fayres for us all to enjoy.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies has been out and about attending some of the varied events in village halls, churches, vestries Christmas tree festivals and Christmas lights parades to name a few.
Praising the work of local volunteers who make these events possible, the Ogmore AM said: “our dedicated community volunteers across Ogmore are true stars, working hard throughout the year ensuring the success of these much loved festivities – a direct result of their many hours of unpaid volunteer work. I am privileged to be invited along and humbled by their selfless efforts and we all owe a big thank you and well done to everyone involved. As residents of Ogmore we have seen some exceptional displays of community spirit this year.”
From Pencoed to Heol Y Cyw, Maesteg to Llangeinor and beyond Christmas concerts have been seen in our small towns and villages. Moving performances from the 125 year old Ogmore Valley Silver Brass Band; Christmas services at the beautiful historic St Tydfodwg’s Church in Glynogwr, Tenovus Cancer Lovelight Concert, Noteworthy Choir’s annual concert, Mid-Glamorgan Mixed Choir with the children of Pencoed Primary School, Maesteg Children’s Choir and many more along with our many community groups such as Cefn Cribwr Young at Heart, Ogmore’s Men’s Sheds to name a very small few.
Efforts have also been seen by others such as Maesteg Tesco via their regular food collection, encouraging shoppers to donate food to help our local foodbanks. Also Campaigns to raise awareness for Christmas shoppers to respect our shop-workers during this busy, sometimes stressful shopping period.
Huw Irranca-Davies AM continued: “Christmas is a wonderful time of year for friends, families and communities coming together and our volunteers across Ogmore have shown how community spirit positively impacts on people’s lives.”