The community came out to enjoy S4C events held in the area between 19 and 26 April.
Thurday 19 April – An evening with Russell Jones – Morriston Golf Club
Russell presented a talk about his chickens and patch and members of Merched y Wawr held a competition to make him a new hat.
The winner was Shirley Best who won £100 for the Gorseinon branch.
Monday 23 April – Sion a Siân Evening – Glanamman Rugby Club
A fun filled evening with Stifyn Parri and Heledd Cynwal – presenters of Sion a Siân (Mr and Mrs)
Two local couples tookpart in the game which tested how much they really know about each other. The winners were Llinos and JohnJameswho won the prize of £100.
Tuesday 24 April – Pobol y Cwm Pub Quiz – Ynystawe Cricket and Football Club
Emyr Wyn, who plays Dai Sgaffalde in Pobol y Cwm, was quizmaster at the event. Also present were Llinor ap Gwynedd (Gwyneth Jones), Jonathan Nefydd (Colin Evans), Emily Tucker (Sioned Rees), Rhys Bidder (Macs White) a Catrin Mai Huw (Gemma Charles).
Emyr Wyn said, “Pobol y Cwm would not be as successful if it wasn’t for the viewers who have been so loyal over the years. Going out to the community of theSwanseaValley was an excellent opportunity to thank them and to have some fun at the same time.”
The team led by Owain Rhys, 5 years old, from Gelli Onnen school, were the winners of the £200 prize which will be donated to Ward T in Morriston Hospital. A raffle also raised £51 for the hospital.
Thursday 26 April – Viewers’ Evening – Pontardawe Arts Centre
Over 90 local people came to the Pontardawe Arts Centre to be a part of the evening which gave viewers a chance to voice their opinions about S4C’s programmes and services.
Presenter Heledd Cynwal led the proceeding and viewers were able to chat to the S4C Chief Executive Ian Jones; the Chairman of the S4C Authority, Huw Jones; S4C’s Director of Content Dafydd Rhys and other officers of the Channel.
There was also entertainment by the Ospreys Supporters’ Choir.
Ian Jones, S4C Chief Executive said, “As a native of the area, it was great to come back to the community where I grew up to talk about S4C with the viewers. The people of the Swasnea valley have welcomed us to their community, and the response to S4C programmes was encouraging. We had a lot of very helpful comments about our programmes and services.”