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The Fourth Trinity Community Carnival took place on 1st July 2017
The theme for the carnival was 'Around the World'. Again, we had a fancy dress parade through the streets of Aberfan accompanied by the marching band sounds of Merthyr Luminaires. The event was opened by the High Sherriff of Glamorgan and there were a variety of stalls, children's entertainment, exhibits by local community groups and a wide range of refreshments.
We thank all those who helped to make this event a great success including Invest Local Ynysowen, St. John's Ambulance, the Fire Brigade, our local Police Community Support Officers, and very many volunteers including staff and friends of Trinity Childcare & Family Centre.
Planning is underway for the Fifth Trinity Community Carnival on 11th August 2018 and the theme will be 'Disney' - we hope that this will be the last one organised primarily by Trinity Childcare & Family Centre because this community event should be replaced by the Ynysowen Community Carnival in 2019. Please let us know if you you would like to participate in our carnival with a stall or by showcasing a local community group activity, or perhaps you would like to help organise the event as a volunteer? Training and support will be provided to all volunteers.
The Third Trinity Community Carnival took place on 23rd July 2016
The theme was 'Movies, Magic and Monsters' and as ever the carnival started with a fancy dress parade through the streets of Aberfan accompanied by the music of Merthyr Luminaires. There was a bouncy castle and assault course, climbing wall, tug of war competitions organised by St. Johns Ambulance, art and craft stalls, magic provided by Loopy Lou, music provided by Emma Winter and Barry the DJ.
The carnival was delivered with the support of Communities First Southern Cluster, and Invest Local Ynysowen.
Trinity Childcare & Family Centre would like to thank absolutely everybody who attended for their invaluable contribution and participation to make this event a huge success once again.
Trinity Halloween events took place on 28th October 2015 and 26th October 2016 (a Flying Start event)
We had lots of Halloween fun and games, face painting and other spooktacular stuff. The pumpkin soup was as ever, 'to die for'. There were lots of terrifying little creatures in fancy dress and indeed a few big ones too. It was a bit scary, but lots of fun too. We'll be back for sure ... and we guarantee that it will still be horribly good fun!
'A Very Trinity Christmas' took place on Sunday 29th November 2015
This was a chance for children and their families to meet reindeers and to visit Santa in his grotto. He even let some children have a photo with him, if they were good of course. There were craft and community stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, a snow machine, some Frozen characters and other festive fun.
We intend to make it even bigger and better this year to incorporate a Christmas Fayre, and the date of our next event is 27th November 2016.
The Second Trinity Community Carnival took place on 4th July 2015
Trinity Childcare and Family Centre, based in Aberfan, held their second annual Trinity Community Carnival, and it was considered a great success. So much so, plans are already underway for a similar event next year. With the support of South Cluster Communities First and Project Riverside, the ‘American’ themed Trinity Community Carnival was able to provide many activities to the local community for free. The event this year tried to raise awareness of Communities First’s ‘Healthy Living and Fitness’ agenda, provide information about progress on Project Riverside, and highlight Trinity’s social enterprise and community activities.
The proceedings began with a fancy dress parade through the streets of Aberfan led by Cefn Hengoed Majestic Jazz Band which was cheered on by friends, families and the local community. During the day Danni's Street Feet gave a well received display of their dancing skills, and local singer Samantha Spragg once again performed many children’s favourites for the hundreds of visitors including a few numbers supported by Olaf and the beautiful Elsa. The ever popular Animalmobile area was sponsored this year by Alun Griffiths Construction (Project Riverside).
Trinity would like to thank Ysgol Rhyd-Y-Grug school for allowing them to use their superb grounds, Bouncycastlehire and Partyrocksbounce for their much appreciated participation, Vicky Maybank and all those that had stalls, Mascot Hire Gwent and Valley Education Services Ltd for loan of the mascot costumes, and of course all those that wore them. Special thanks go to Trinity staff and volunteers, the local PCSO's, fire brigade, St Johns Ambulance, Street Games, the community and families along with the numerous contributors that made sure that a special day was had by all who attended.