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Abercynon Road Club: If you’d like to get started cycling and would like to join us, please search for us on Facebook.
Ladies’ Choir: The Phoenix Singers are based in Abercynon and are on the lookout for any ladies who enjoy singing and who would like to join this happy bunch.
The group and practice every Thursday at Abercynon Community Centre at 7pm.
For more information, ask one of our choristers, see our website www. phoenix-singers.org or find us on Facebook.
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Meet on the fourth Friday of the month, 1.30pm-3.30pm, at Aberdare Rugby Football Club, 49 Gloucester Street, Aberdare, CF44 7BP.
Call 01685 353919 or email southeastwales@ alzheimers.org.uk Singing for the Brain: Stimulating group activity for people with dementia and their carers.
Meet at St Mair’s Day Centre, Seymour Street, Aberdare, CF44 7BL on Fridays, from 10.45am12.15pm.
Call 01685 353919 or email southeastwales@ alzheimers.org.uk Coffee and Faith: There is a Faith, Feeling and Friendship Coffee Pop-in at the Salvation Army, Wind Street, Aberdare.
Fridays from 11am, with lunch at 12.30pm, the coffee pop-in offers time to chat and relax among friends.
Call Major Clements on 07854 484192. Aberdare Foodbank: Run by the Salvation Army at their Wind Street base, in Aberdare. Open Tuesdays, 1.30pm2.30pm and Fridays, noon-1pm. Self-referrals are always welcome, and the team endeavour where possible to meet need for emergency food aid. Call Major Clements on 078544 84 192. Youngsters’ Play Session: Cynon Valley Pals hold play sessions every third Wednesday of the month at the Freeze Play Centre, Penrhiwceiber, from 4pm-6pm for children with disabilities and their families.
Call 07967 845056 or 07875 701847, you can also find them on Facebook or visit the website at www. cynonvalley pals.co.uk
Ladies Choir: If you’ve a good cause to support, then Cytgord Welsh Ladies Choir could be a no-cost way to help you raise funds.
The choir meets to rehearse each week during school term time at Siloa Chapel, in Aberdare, next to the library, on Thursdays, from 7.15pm-9pm.
Contact Marilyn McAdam on 01685 876809 or 07813 802673 or email cytgordchoir@ gmail.com.
CYNON VALLEY PALS
Who We Are: We are a small charity that works with children with additional needs and their families.
We work with children between the ages of three and 11 years.
They participate in play schemes, organised activities and day trips with the support of volunteers.
For more information visit our website www. cynonvalleypals.co.uk, find us on Facebook or call 07967 845056 or 07875 701847.
Help Needed: We have some specialty equipment that we use for our holiday playschemes but we need somewhere to store it safely and securely.
If a local business or anyone else could help us out with the donation of a plastic outdoor shed we would be very grateful.
If you can help, please message us through Facebook or through our website.
FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS WALES
01443 800339 (10am-6pm) firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonkies Update: Great news to share that our amazing Rodney with prosthetic paws has at last found a forever home and has moved to Lancashire.
We have had so many come in with life threatening illness and injury but just a few of the recent ones are Mr Darcy the Retriever found with a broken leg. Sadly it cannot be saved so will be amputated.
Peter the abandoned cat who has an eye injury and will have to have
his eye removed. Jake the Cavalier puppy who was handed in with part of his leg missing from birth. Several rabbits that have been found with life challenging illness.
A cat who has come in to our care after being attacked by a dog and who will also have to lose a leg.
The list is endless but with the hard work of our volunteers and the help of our supporters we continue to help as many as we can. Busy Summer: Our summer has been very busy with teams of Volunteers attending many events.
We are so grateful to all those organisations and businesses who invited us along to raise funds for our wonkies and now the challenge is on to keep up the momentum during the winter months when it is much harder for our volunteers to raise the money we need for our vets bills.
Full House: All out foster homes are currently full with cats, kittens, mums and kittens, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs and we are desperate to find more people who would like to join the team.
All our staff are unpaid but the rewards are huge knowing that you will have made a massive difference to the life of an unwanted, abandoned or abused animal.
Please call our helpline on 01443 800339 or email us at email@example.com.
We urgently need more places of safety.
Our Shops: We have two shops in Ton Pentre and Treorchy and we currently have vacancies for helpers who are able to offer a few hours to help.
We are also in need of items to sell both in the shops and at our monthly Auctions that we hold at Pontypridd Rugby Club with the next one on October 4.
Send your news to: firstname.lastname@example.org Women’s Rugby: Mountain Ash RFC sees the return of women’s rugby following a gap of 16 years.
The age group is between the ages of 12 and 18 and they train on The Rec from 6pm every Wednesday. This is a great opportunity for young women to either continue with their rugby or to play for the first time.
If you know anyone who might be interested, then either pass this information on to them or support them to go along and give it a try.
Ladies’ Group: The Cynon Valley Ladies Group meet once a fortnight in the Darren Las Community Centre in Mountain Ash, on Cardiff Road, at 6.30pm.
If you are looking to make friends or learn a new skill, please come along.
NEW HORIZONS RESOURCE CENTRE
Resource Centre: 16 Dean Street, Aberdare CF44 7BN Main Office: 16a Dean Street, Aberdare CF44 7DG 01685 881113 email@example.com Mental Health Project: If you are aged 18-25, and suffer with mental health issues, you may be interested in mental health charity New Horizons’ Youth Project.
Held Mondays from 4pm-8pm, and every fortnight on Saturdays from noon-4pm.
For more information about services on offer email: info@new horizons-mental health. co.uk or you can call the centre on 01685 881113. Support With a Cuppa: New Horizons Peer Support Group at St Lleuwrug’s Church Hall (situated behind Hirwaun Library) is held on Fridays from 1pm-3pm.
They offer support to those with mental health issues in a friendly and safe environment.
A warm welcome awaits anyone who wishes to join them, plus a cuppa and biscuit.
New Horizons: New Horizons mental health charity has a centre in Aberdare which is open at the following times:
Mondays, 4pm-8pm – Youth Project;
Tuesdays, 11am-1pm – activities, groups and training;
Wednesdays, 9am-4pm – activities, groups and training.
Closed bank holidays.
PARISH OF ABERDARE ST FAGAN
Covering the villages of Cwmdare, Trecynon and Llwydcoed Send your news to: Nicola Matthews 01685 875710 firstname.lastname@example.org Gwasanaeth Cymraeg/ Welsh language service: Y Cymun Bendigaid takes place on the fourth Sunday of the month
at 4.30pm in St Fagan’s Church. Croeso i bawb/all welcome.
Easy Fundraising: St Fagan’s has signed up with easyfundraising.org. uk which, to date, has raised more than £16.5m for good causes.
To get involved just go to easyfundraising.org.uk/ causes/stfagansaberdare and join in.
Every time you shop you’ll be helping the parish raise much-needed funds. We are grateful for all contributions. Messy Church – Free Fun: After a month’s break, Messy Church is back on Saturdays at 10am. With free lunch. Social Media: Keep upto-date with all the news on Facebook: St Fagans Aberdare, Twitter: @ AberdareStFagan and Instagram: aberdare_ st_fagan. Our website is www.stf ag ans abe rd are. co.uk Caffi Cinio: Lunch club at St Fagan’s Community Hall with a two-course lunch for £3.45, on Thursdays from 1pm3pm. Tea and coffee is offered free. Book with Elizabeth on 01685 872827. Community Library: St Fagan’s Community Hall, in Windsor Street, Trecynon, is home to our community library.
No membership needed, just come along from 10am-noon, Monday to Friday – free tea and toast on Mondays!
A similar event is held at St Luke’s church hall on Thursday mornings.
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Morning: Penrhiwceiber Hall and Penrhiwceiber Primary will be taking part in the the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday, September 29.
They will be hosting these two event for Macmillian Cancer Care at Penrhiwceiber Hall from 10am and at the school from 9.15am with a special performance from the school choir.
Everyone welcome to support this good cause.
Table Sale: The Lee Gardens pool committee will be holding a Table Sale at the pool this Saturday, September 30, from 10am.
There will be plenty to see and do and plenty of fun to be had.
To book a table play speak to one of the committee members.
To see what’s happening at the pool visit their Facebook page.
Harvest Service: St Winifred’s Church will be holding their annual harvest service this Sunday October 1 at 11am.
Penrhiwceiber Primary will also be holding their Harvest Service at the Church on Wednesday October 4 from 9.30am. Everyone is welcome.
Many Thanks: The Pool Committee would like to thank all those who voted in the One family Grant appeal where the pool was one of the groups competing to win £25,000. Unfortunately the group wasn’t successful this time.
Special thanks to Asda Aberdare and Tesco Aberdare for allowing the group to give out flyers outside their stores
Youth Club: St Winifred’s Church will be starting a Youth club for young people in year 6 and above. The first session starts this Wednesday September 28 from 5pm at the church hall. This will offer young people a safe place to relax, learn new skills and make new friends. To see what goes on at St Winifred’s visit their website or Facebook page.
RCT CARERS SUPPORT
Freephone Carers Line: 0808 100 1801
Mental Health Forum: Do with youa mentalcare for illness? someone Would you like to meet people in a similar situation to yourself? Then come along to our mental health forum for carers. Call 01443 668839. RCT Carers’ support project: Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, has a disability or who is affected by substance misuse? If so, the Carers’ Project is here to help.
Call 01443 668813. Carers’ Counselling: Rhondda Carers’ Project has a free confidential telephone and face-toface counselling service provided by qualified counsellors. Call 01443 668813 for details. First Aid & Heart Start: This course aims to teach you CPR and other emergency life-saving skills, along with covering some basic first aid. Call Claire on 01443 668813 Rebounders’ Session for
Parent Carers: This activity is aimed at parent carers and the person they care for. Carers are invited to join us in a mini taster session and find out all about Rebounders – Trampolining For All.
Call the Carers’ Project on 01443 668813 to book.
Carers’ Assessments: Visit www.carersuk.org and take a look at their Guide to Getting an Assessment in Wales booklet.
Leisure Offer: RCT council offers all carers discounted access to council leisure facilities. Call 01443 668813.
ROWAN TREE CANCER SUPPORT
Send your news to: Alex Price 01443 479369 firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Do: Rowan Tree Cancer Care provides practical and emotional support to people living within Rhondda Cynon Taff whose lives have been touched by cancer.
Clients and families can access our free transport service to and from their cancer-related hospital appointments. Your emotional wellbeing is extremely important to us and we offer – massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage and hydrotherapy to help you relax and destress.
Although our charity centre is based in Mountain Ash, we also provide free complementary therapies every Wednesday at Tonyrefail, every Thursday at Taffs Well, and every Friday at Ynysybwl Surgery & Pontnewydd Medical Centre, Porth.
Medical consent forms will need to be completed before therapy appointments can be made.
If you would like to register yourself or anyone else with the charity please contact the cancer centre 9.30am4pm Monday to Friday on 01443 479 369.
Lottery: The lottery numbers on September September 8 were 5, 13, 14, 21. The jackpot is now £7,020.
For your chance of winning please pick up your tickets at Rowan Tree Cancer Centre or Shops.
All you need is four lucky numbers between 1 and 24, tickets priced £1 each, you must be 16+ to enter.
The draw takes place every Friday at Cynon Valley Indoor Bowls Centre in Mountain Ash.
Wigs: We have a large selection of donated wigs available to purchase. Real hair wigs from £20 and synthetic wigs from £10. Call 01443 479369.
Volunteers: Drivers are urgently needed in the Rhondda.
Please call the centre on 01443 479369.