A Gwendraeth Valley charity which has raised thousands of pounds for care and support for the elderly have met for the last time.

Though there was a tinge of sadness that it was the last meeting for the members of the Mynydd Mawr Hospital League of Friends, there was also a sense of achievement.

During the afternoon tea last week at Tumble Leisure Centre, seven organisations supporting the elderly in the Mynydd Mawr area received donations totalling over £18,000 as part of the dissolution process of the charity.

“The donations had been approved by the Charities Commission and we are delighted that money raised by local people has been dispersed locally,” said League of Friends chairman, Clive Scourfield.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported our organisation over many years.

“Mynydd Mawr Hospital has provided excellent care which was reflected in the donations by families and friends of the patients as well as the monies raised by local organisations who appreciated the service being provided.”

The list of organisations which have benefited from a donation made by the League of Friends included West Wales Action for Mental Health, Mynydd Mawr Blind Association, Gwendraeth Valley 50 Plus Project and Acute Response Team at Prince Phillip Hospital.

A donation of £3,700 was made to the Clinical Nursing Department at the Llanelli Hospital, which is being used to purchase a new bladder scanner for local district nurses.

The Ammanford branch of the Alzheimer’s Society Cymru received £3,000 to help financially support for carers and sufferers.

An out of hours district nursing service at Prince Phillip received £2,000 from the League of Friends which provides treatments in patients own home.

The funding of £2,000 to the Acute Response Team at Prince Philip Hospital will help replace aged oxygen saturation monitors for use in the local area

Gwendraeth Valley 50 Plus project received a £2,000 donation to help support a community project managed by Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli which provides service for the elderly.