Welfare……..Pay It Forward!
by John Gray
60 years ago, Trelawnyd had its own Welfare Committee.
Its remit was to champion village causes, and provide the upkeep and maintenance of the village Hall.
Four committee members are still going strong Mr Bryn Davis, Christine Davis and Islwyn Thomas remain in the village and Auntie Gladys now lives only 2 miles away.
They breed them tough in Trelawnyd.
In the early 1970s the welfare committee morphed into The Trelawnyd Flower Show Committee and for 44 years the Hall and village continued to be gifted monies from the proceeds of each and every show.
In July 2018, members of the Flower Show Committee hijacked the village Friendship group meeting in order to disperse our final donations. There were four village initiatives and one local charity to support:
Trelawnyd School £500
Trelawnyd Friendship Group £750
Trelawnyd’s new Community Association £1000
The Memorial Hall Trelawnyd £ 223.40
Rhyl Samaritans £1000
Its lovely giving money to people who are not expecting it. The school had no idea they were even getting a donation and the community Association were only expecting a hundred pounds or so it was a win/ win all round .
Everyone made a bit of a speech, cakes and tea were served and the junior classes of the school sang and shuffled their feet in front of the grey hairs.