Representatives of Age Cymru Sir Gar – the charity serving the 50-plus community in Carmarthenshire – collected a prestigious award from the High Sheriff of Dyfed.
The charity was one of 20 community groups represented at a community awards night staged at the Halliwell Centre at Trinity College, University of Wales Trinity St David, in Carmarthen.
“It was a massive honour for the charity to be invited to the community awards night,” said Ann Dymock, chief officer of Age Cymru Sir Gar.
“Trustees joined me in representing the charity and the award marked the role of the charity in the wider community of Carmarthenshire. Particular praise was directed towards our hard-working staff and volunteers.”
The charity was presented with a community award by the High Sheriff of Dyfed, Professor Medwin Hughes, who is also Deputy Lord Lieutenant.
High Sheriff Mr Hughes said he was delighted to be able to recognise the contributions made by charities and community groups in the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
He added: “Volunteers in Dyfed give of their time without asking for anything in return. They have a passion for helping others and do so much in helping build on our community spirit. They are inspirational.”
The Under Sheriff of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Roland Lewis, explained to the appreciative audience at the Halliwell the long history of the office of High Sheriff. He also explained how the modern-day duties of the office were focussed on crime prevention and building social cohesion and community spirit.”