We attend numerous fetes and fundays throughout the Bridgend area from June to September with our fun stalls.
If you are holding an event in 2019 and would like us to attend please contact us.
On the 19th October 2019 we will hold a one day book sale at the Westward Community Centre from 10am to 4pm. All books will be sold at half of the price they were on sale at our Book Fair last April to make way for new stock.
We now have the facility to accept payments by Chip & Pin and Contactless Debit and Credit card.
For a location map please use this link: Location of Westward Community Centre or use postcode CF31 4JR in your Satnav.
We are once again helped Santa in his Grotto at Carnegie House (the old library) Wyndham Street, Bridgend on Saturdays 23rd and 30th November and 7th and 14th December 2019.
A visit to see Santa will cost £6.00 for which children receive a quality gift and their family can take their own photographs. On-line bookings are very popular and we will continue with that in 2019.
We will also take payments on the day (subject to availability) by cash or chip & pin or Contactless card.
The grotto also includes free crafts and colouring for children while they wait and craft stalls (see below) and tombolas were also available.
Tree of Light
During December we hold a Tree of Light outside St Mary's Church where anyone may sponsor a light for £5 in memory of a loved one or a special cause at Christmas.
The sponsor form can be downloaded for 2019 nearer the date
There will be a short dedication of the tree in the foyer of St Mary's Church early in December including carols sung by St Mary's school choir.
Spectacle and Hearing Aid collections
Thank you everyone who is donating used hearing aids and spectacles.
Our collection bins (below) are now sited at various venues in and around Bridgend. For details of where you can deliver your donations see our spectacle and Hearing Aid pages.
Our annual Book Fair was held from 12-14 April 2019 at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. Click on the link for directions.
New for 2019 - We had the facility to accept payments by Chip & Pin and Contactless Debit and Credit card.
There were thousands of good quality books including fiction, non-fiction and children's, all at unbelievable prices.
We also had an excellent supply of jigsaws.
Collections of books have now stopped until October 2019
Click here for collection and delivery arrangements.
Please do not deliver books to the Westward Community Centre as the other users of the centre have no involvement with our Book Fairs and left books causes inconvenience and a safety hazard to them.
Book Fair Mailing List
We maintain a mailing list to advise you of news about our Book Fairs. To subscribe click here
Easter Egg Raffle
Our annual Easter Egg raffle took place at various venues throughout the Bridgend area leading up to Easter.
Customers could purchase numbered squares for £1 for a chance to win a large Thornton's Easter Egg.
Thank you to all the venues that supported this event in 2019.
Charity Swim Gala
Our latest annual Charity Swim was held on Sunday 19th May 2019 at Ynysawdre Swimming pool
Teams of local charities raised funds for themselves at a cost of £50 entrance fee. For further information and to enter a team in 2020 please use our contact page.
We are able to put on this event which enables other groups to raise funds for themselves as a result of some very generous sponsors (details on our Swim page) - we thank them all for their support.
DVDs CDs and Computer Games
We are collecting DVDs, CDs and Computer Games. If you have any to donate please contact us via our Contact page and we will let you know collection/delivery arrangements.
Citizenship Award for Club
We were presented with the prestigious Mayor’s Citizenship Award by the Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Councillor Clive James.
Pictured with the Borough Mayor are our then President Tony Rees with members Henry Trimlett and John Craxton who represented the Club at the Awards ceremony.
This was given in recognition of all the hard work the club has done since its formation, including organising what has has become one of the largest Charity Book Sales in Wales and the continuing support given to the community
Web site Award
This web site won the 2010 Lions District 105W Club Web Site of the Year Award which was presented to the Club at the Lions District 105W Convention on 12 March 2011.
Site last updated on 28 August 2019
28 August - general updating for autumn/winter events.
14 April - Updated after our 2019 Book Fair
1 April - Amendments to Book Fair and Books Wanted pages - We will have the facility to accept payments by Chip & Pin and Contactless Debit and Credit card this year. Collections have now stopped to allow us time to sort and price books.
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On 1st July Tony Gates took over as President of the club from Patrick Halliwell and was formally presented with his chain of office by Patrick.
Do you have spare time in which to participate in a satisfying community based pastime with a great spirit of friendship?
If so why not consider joining our Club - see here for further information or use our contact page to get in touch with us. Membership is open to all over 18
Some of our donations are pictured below - larger photos are on our donations page
Wildmill Youth Club
POW Hospital Cardio respiratory unit