To book a visit to Santa's Grotto click on Santa or click here
We are helping Santa in his Grotto at Carnegie House (the old library) Wyndham Street, Bridgend on Saturdays 25th November and 2nd, 9th and 16th December 2017.
A visit to see Santa will cost £5.00 for which children receive a quality gift and their family can to take their own photographs. We also introduced on-line bookings last year which were very successful and we will continue with that this year. On-line bookings will also cost a 50p booking fee.
The grotto also includes free crafts and colouring for children while they wait and craft stalls (see below) and tombolas are also available.
Tree of Light
During December we will hold a Tree of Light outside St Mary's Church where you can sponsor a light for £5 in memory of a loved one or a special cause at Christmas.
There will be a short dedication of the tree in the foyer of St Mary's Church on Monday the 4th December at 6pm including carols sung by St Mary's school choir.
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
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.
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.
On the 21st October 2017 we held a one day book sale at the Westward Community Centre from 10am to 4pm. All books were sold at half of the price they were on sale at our Book Fair last April to make way for new stock.
For a location map please use this link: Location of Westward Community Centreor use postcode CF31 4JR in your Satnav.
We attended numerous fetes and fundays throughout the Bridgend area from June to September with our fun stalls.
If you are holding an event in 2018 and would like us to attend please contact us.
Charity Swim Gala
Our latest annual Charity Swim was held on Sunday 7th May 2017.
Teams of local charities were able to raise funds for themselves at a cost of £60 entrance fee. For further information and to enter a team in 2018 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 many very generous sponsors (details on our Swim page) - we thank them for their support.
Easter Egg Raffle
Our annual Easter Egg raffle took place at various venues throughout the Bridgend area leading up to Easter.
Customers were able to 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 2017.
Our annual Book Fair was held from 7th to 9th April 2017 at Westward Community Centre, Cefn Glas, Bridgend. Click on the link for directions.
There were thousands of good quality books including fiction, non-fiction and children's, all at unbelievable prices.
Citizenship Award for Club
We have been 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 16 October 2017
16 October - Updated pages for Santa's Grotto and a link to on-line Booking for the Grotto
7 September - Updated Book Wanted page and links as we are now collecting books again following the summer break
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On 1st July Patrick Halliwell (left) took over as President of the club from John Paton and was formally presented with his chain of office by John.
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