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Mayor's Charity Golf Day
Location Aberdare Golf Club
Date(s) Friday 19th April 2013
For more information and to book contact 01443 424123
Times: 10am til 5pm
Following the success of the past few years, Mayor Cllr Doug Williams has
once again teamed up with Aberdare Golf Course to offer a day of golfing,
competition, fun - and charity fundraising.
The day will once again be in aid of the Mayor's Charity Appeal, which this
year supports, Cystic Fibrosis Trust,
Prostate Cymru and Cardiac Rick in the Young.
Format for the day:
· Pairs competitions best stableford score to count on each hole
· Refreshments at the half way house
· Two course meal following the round of golf
· Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd pairs
· Additional prizes for the longest drive and nearest pin
· Full handicap will apply (maximum shot allowance 21)
· Presentation 6.30pm
· Tee off times to be confirmed
The cost for the day is £80 per pair and includes all of the above.
Aberaman's Tanith Williams is crowned Miss
AN ABERDARE teenager is all smiles after winning a
beauty pageant and also raising money for a charity.
Tanith Williams, 16, from Aberaman, took part in the Miss Charity Inspiration
competition held in Newport where she claimed the top spot.
Tanith, who is a student at Merthyr College, said: "I am studying media
at present but in my spare time I enter beauty pageants.
"I was thrilled when I was crowned Miss Charity.
"It was amazing feeling to be presented with a crown and sash.
"I had great support from my boyfriend Nicholas Smith and his friends
Luc Riden and Andrew Ellis who helped me raise £200 for Ieuan the
Lion charity by having their legs waxed.
"I would also like to thank all the other people who donated money
for the charity."
Tanith said she has had lots of help from her mum Natalie who was crowned
Miss Majestic at a holiday camp in Barry Island.
"I am so pleased to be Miss Inspiration charity and I am looking forward
to making appearances and helping out with other charities."
I want to make every woman feel beautiful
A YOUNG fashion designer who secured an internship
with one of London's most talked about designers, has been shortlisted for
two accolades in a prestigious awards ceremony celebrating Welsh fashion.
Angela May Fairbank, 23, from Cwmbach, has been nominated for Best Welsh
Designer and Best Small Fashion Business in the Welsh Fashion and Beauty
awards, which will be held at the Vale Resort and Spa on March 8.
The event, which is organised by the founders of children's charity The
Joshua Foundation, celebrates excellence in fashion and beauty by recognising
individuals who have shown "extraordinary creativity, determination,
dedication, courage and entrepreneurial skills", something which Angela
has continued to do since her graduation in 2011.
Taking inspiration from nature, colour and patterns, Angela creates detailed
printed dresses that have caught the eyes of some the industry's most well
Straight from gaining a first in her fashion textile design degree, Angela
managed to land an internship with one of the brightest and most celebrated
new designers in the fashion industry, Mary Katrantzou, someone who Angela
says is a huge inspiration to her.
Since returning from London, Angela has been concentrating on her next project
which is designing a dress for the winner of Miss Cymru International 2013,
During the past few months, Angela has been working closely with Claire-Louise
to design a dress for her to wear in competitions in Chicago in July.
For the young designer, the thought of having her dresses travel across
international waters is exciting. "It's amazing that they're going
to be seen by someone in America. I'm over the moon," she said.
As well as designing for Claire-Louise and the 2010 Miss Wales winner, Courtney
Hamilton, Angela has set her sights on arranging fashion shoots with local
photographer, Carla Anne Morris, as well as a fashion show at Aberdare Girls'
School as it celebrates its centenary year.
The fashion shoots, which will showcase some of Angela's newest creations,
will hopefully take place in the Brecon Beacons.
"I go on a lot of bike rides and take some photos of the beautiful
scenery that we have around here. I'm very much inspired by nature and I
think the Brecon Beacons will be a beautiful backdrop to showcase my designs."
A true Valleys girl at heart, Angela also believes it's important to celebrate
the creativity that comes out of our home towns.
"There is so much talent in the Valleys, whether it be music, art or
fashion and I think it's important to work closely with other creatives
in the area.
"Just because we're not from a fashion hub like London, doesn't mean
our designs are any less amazing."
The Pant-Yr-Cerdin pupil also spoke of how important she feels it is to
allow every woman to feel beautiful: "It's difficult in this industry
to stand alone sometimes but I do feel it's important to not stick to a
particular type of model. I want to make every woman feel beautiful so it
doesn't matter what size they are."
With her goal being showcasing a collection at London Fashion Week, Angela
said: "Dressing the likes of Katherine Jenkins and Leona Lewis would
be amazing. They have made a name for themselves through incredible talent
and that's important to me."