Cllr Haydn Trollope's year in office as Tredegar Town Mayor
Since May I have been very busy representing the Town Council,
from meeting foreign dignitaries to children from local schools.
One of the highlights so far has to be the Armed Forces Day in aid
of Help For Heroes in Parc Bryn Bach; it took a lot of organizing
and a big thank you must go to the staff and all the organisations
that helped make this the great success it was.
I have a number of fundraising events planned, one of which is a
Golf day on the 9th of October at Tredegar & Rhymney Golf
course, and a big thank you to them for donating the day to me.
Like I said I have been to numerous events too many to mention,
but please look at the gallery or click the links below to see the
photographs or even click on My Diary which covers the
functions I have attended. So if you have an event that you would
like me to attend please contact the Town Council.
2010-11; Mayor's Visits 2010-11; Grant Presentations 2010-11; Mayor's Diary
19th May 2011:-
As my time as Mayor of Tredegar Town
is drawing to an end I would like to take this opportunity to thank
all the Clubs, Associations and people of Tredegar for the
fantastic support they have shown me as Mayor and for the generous
donations made to my Mayor's Appeal. This year we have raised a
fabulous £4413.08 for Hospice of the Valleys and I can assure you
that this is gratefully received and appreciated by them and myself
- THANK YOU all.
I have some wonderful memories from
my year in Office and it has been a brilliant experience, to meet
so many different people and to see what the marvellous
associations and clubs do in Tredegar as been a real eye opener -
keep up the good work please.
I would also like to send Cllr
Bernard Willis best wishes for his year in Office as Tredegar Mayor
and hope he will too receive the warm welcome and support that has
been shown to me during my year - good luck Bernard.
Thank you letter
from Hospice of the Valleys.
14th May 2011:-
Deputy Mayor Bernard Willis accompanied Jean and me to the
Annual Blaenau Gwent Otters swimming gala at Tredegar Leisure
Centre. What a treat, the support these swimmers have for each
other is boundless, if others followed suit the world would not be
in the state it is in. Again thanks to Sue Woodward and the
rest of the volunteers, the Otters done us proud. It was
truly an honour to be there, you are a credit to us all thank
4th May 2011:-
Wow and congratulations to Tredegar Town Band who won 3rd
place this weekend at the European Brass Band Championship in
Montreaux. What an accomplishment, just missing 2nd place by 1
point. Well done to everyone involved, you truly are fantastic
ambassadors for Tredegar and Wales.
3rd May 2011:-
Our Deputy Mayor, Cllr Bernard Willis, accompanied Jean and
myself to the first Anniversary of the Friendship Club at
Saron Chapel, which was opened by Jayne Medicott M.B.E. What a
treat! Food of every description (yes welshcakes I love them). The
volunteers do a great job there, people come to have a chat,
socialize and enjoy great company. The group are always looking for
helpers but if you can't help just come along every Tuesday and
spend a few hours whilst having a meal, you are guaranteed a warm
24th April 2011:-
My Consul, Jean, and myself went to Central Baptist
Church for a Service during which Mrs Gwyneth Morgan
and the children of the Sunday School gave us a singing and
drama extravaganza. To see the children enjoying themselves as God
intended was a privilege, well done to all involved.
Later it was off to the Bush Hotel, home of Tredegar
Ironsides Rugby, where they had a family fun day and what a day.
Well Sue Woodward convinced me to go into the stocks, bet a lot of
people would love me in the stocks. Well the children soaked me but
they raised another £40 for my appeal. Again thank you all, you are
truly remarkable and trust me the Hospice will put every penny to
23rd April 2011:-
The Bush Hotel, home of Tredegar Ironsides Rugby Club,
hosted a charity night for me with great music from Don Wilson and
"Louise". The audience sang and danced the night away. They
raised an outstanding £215 for my appeal, a big thank you to Sue
Woodward and the ladies section.
20th April 2011:-
Can you help Tredegar's Little Star Cameron Hudd? After winning
his battle with cancer this brave three year old just wants to do
what any other child of his age does, ride a bike. National Charity
Caudwell Children are trying to help Cameron and his family raise
the £1700 needed to buy a specialised handcycle, a Da Vinci Mini
Speeder. This bike will enable Cameron to enjoy cycling with his
family and friends. A fundraising page, www.justgiving.com/CameronHudd,
has been set up for the appeal and any donation made will be
greatly appreciated and mean that Cameron will be that bit closer
to realising his dream.
10th April 2011:-
Today I had the pleasure to give the prizes to the winners of
Lap the Lake; it was great to see so many people wanting to give
something back to the Hospice of the Valleys for the help they had
received. Young and old they made it a truly fun day. I must say I
spoke to the oldest participant a gentleman aged 82 and he did the
10 kilometre run, wow what a feat. Well done to everyone who
competed. Photographs from the day are in the Gallery.
9th April 2011:-
My Charity night at the Woodland Sports and Social Club was a
great success, the MIMICS were superb and they brought the
house down. I don't think I have ever laughed so much, if you
haven't seen them then I recommend if you get a chance please see
this brilliant group. They have raised hundreds of thousands of
pounds for charities all over Blaenau Gwent and I raised a total of
£560.00 for the night. A big thank you to all that supported
me especially the group from Penn Pharmaceuticals they really
came out to support me. A big thank you to Woodland Sports and
Social Club for giving me the venue free of charge and lastly to
everyone concerned with the MIMICS you are truly brilliant thank
you so much.
4th April 2011:-
I had the great pleasure of presenting Mr & Mrs Coles of
Gainsborough Rd a bouquet of flowers for their Diamond
Wedding. When I asked them what they put their long marriage
down to they replied true love and never go to sleep an
argument. A truly remarkable couple, congratulations both. A
photo of the presentation can be found in our Gallery.
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