Celebrity Sporting Lunches

 

SACW's lunches at Cardiff's magnificent Park Plaza Hotel - managed by long-standing SACW supporter Margaret Waters - on the eve of rugby internationals in the city are one of the highlights of the sporting calendar in Wales, attracting business leaders, sports celebrities and administrators and media commentators.

 

SACW's lunches at the Ivy Bush Royal in Carmarthen have entered local legend. 200 guests from all walks of society regularly pack the function room for an afternoon of speeches, humour, unbelievable auctions, raffle and much more.

 

For details of upcoming events, contact Linda Chamberlain-Jones on sportsaidwales@gmail.com

Going for Tom's Gold!

 

Tom Jones fans had a unique opportunity to bid for one of the all-time-great singer's signed gold discs when SportsAid Cymru Wales auctioned a presentation case containing a 24-carat gold record at one of the charity's famous sporting lunches.

 

The disc, complete with certificate of authenticity, was awarded to Pontypridd's favourite son when his CD 'Great Songs of Our Time' became another big seller in the 1990s. Tom's record company subsequently donated the item to SportsAid Cymru Wales which resulted in a handsome boost to the charity's coffers!

 

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Raising a toast to SportsAid! Pictured at a previous fundraising lunch are, from left, Brian Davies, High Performance Manager at Sport Wales; former Wales outside-half David Evans of Sport Wales' Major Events team; London & Beijing Olympic Gold Medal cyclist Geraint Thomas MBE; Paralympic Gold Medal swimmer David Roberts CBE; SportsAid Cymru Wales Director Ron Jones MBE and SACW Vice-President and former Wales scrum-half Brynmor Williams. 

Raising the Bar - Again!

 

In sporting terms, the West Wales committee of SportsAid Cymru Wales lifted the bar yet again when a sell-out sports celebrity/business lunch in Carmarthen raised more than £5,000.

 

Nearly 200 people packed the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel’s ballroom for an unforgettable occasion - one of the leading events in the region’s business and social calendar. Once again the emphasis was on humour as well as achievement. What else could it be with Tommy David on top table?

 

West Wales committee secretary Richard Gealy said “Once again our sincere thanks go to our  growing band of supporters who help SportsAid Cymru Wales maintain its fine record of assisting our young athletes.”

 

From left, are Leroy Brown, Dewi Jones, Cliff Golledge, Richard Gealy, Harry Scott, Tommy David, David Butler, Linda Chamberlain-Jones, Catherine Ings, Felicity Morgan-Jones, Ron Jones, Peter Evans & Huw Jones.

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