It’s the start of the Christmas season again, always heralded by the Aberystwyth Switch On event organised by Menter Aberystwyth. This year, Ardal Aberystwyth Rotary Club spent much of the day at the Christmas market fundraising for three charities:

  • Our Llywydd’s charity of the year: West Wales Domestic Abuse Service
  • DASH Ceredigion
  • Rotary International’s Ukraine appeal

The money collected will be added to our charity funds to be distributed between the chosen charities – and huge thank you to everyone who gave money on the day.

We were also proud to support the Lantern Parade and Switch On itself – a key part of the events during the day and an event we always enjoy supporting. Rotarian Alan Haird organised the safety briefing, and made sure that all volunteers on the ground were safe and informed, while ensuring a smooth running of the parade along closed roads in the town centre.

It was lovely to chat to so many of the community during and after the event – we are always open for new members, and would love to chat with you if you’re interested.