AN AMMANFORD organisation has been awarded a £5,000 grant to fund their latest community project.

Ammanford Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organisation. members are ordinary people who volunteer their time to do community work.

Projects include work at Ammanford and Pantyffynon stations, supplying “Message in a Bottle” capsules to local pharmacies and doctors’ surgeries, regular litter picks, support for Ammanford 10K run, taking Pudsey Bear to visit schools for Children in Need, Tree of Light services and Santa’s sleigh amongst other things.

All monies raised by the Club go to support charitable causes, most of which are local.

2020 is the 50th Anniversary of the Club’s formation and the Club wanted to do something special to celebrate this landmark year.

Ammanford Lions applied for an Awards for All National Lottery Grant to produce a Community Mosaic.

The Club heard recently that is has been awarded £5000 to fund the mosaic and, by working with a community artist, plans to illustrate Ammanford’s Past, Present and Future in the mosaic design.

It will be sited in a prominent part of Ammanford.

The club is now looking fo volunteers to help complete the mosaic.

A spokesman said: “Do you want to get involved? For the initial stage of the project, the Club wants your ideas.

“If you have photos, drawings, stories or memories that illustrate Ammanford’s history or what you especially like about Ammanford now or illustrate things you know will be going on in the future, they want to hear from you. These ideas will feed into the mosaic’s design.”

Ammanford Lions Club has initially organised two meetings for people to share their ideas and photos (which they are able to scan with a hand scanner, so won’t need to keep anything). The first is at Ammanford Library on Saturday February 15 between 10am -12 noon and the second is at Ty Dyffryn on Tuesday February 18 between 3:30-4:30pm.

Once ideas have been gathered and designs arranged the Club will be looking at groups who might be interested in helping to make the mosaic.