Thursday, 19 July 2018

Welfare........Pay It Forward!


60 years ago, Trelawnyd had it's own Welfare Committee . 
It's remit was to champion village causes, and provide the upkeep and maintenance of the village Hall.
Four committee members are still going strong Mr Bryn Davis, Christine Davis and Islwyn Thomas remain in the village and Auntie Gladys ( bottom far left) now lives only 2 miles away.
They breed them tough in Trelawnyd.
In the early 1970s the welfare committee morphed into The Trelawnyd Flower Show Committee and for 44 years the Hall and village continued to be gifted monies from the proceeds of each and every show.
Today members of the Flower Show Committee hijacked the village Friendship group meeting in order to disperse our final donations
We have chosen four village initiatives and one local charity to support

Trelawnyd School £500
Trelawnyd Friendship Group £750
Trelawnyd's new Community Association £1000
The Memorial Hall Trelawnyd £ 223.40
Rhyl Samaritans £1000


It's lovely giving money to people who are not expecting it. The school  had no idea they were even getting a donation and the community Association were only expecting a hundred pounds or so it's a win/ win all round .
Everyone made a bit of a speech, cakes and tea were served and the junior classes of the school sang and shuffled their feet in front of the grey hairs

Speaking of wins
Thank you to the anonymous gift leaver
Who left these goodies in a bag on the garden gate
With the cryptic note " chicken man john "



52 comments:

  1. Just lovely stuff.
    I'm heading to Comic Con this morning, and the lanyards are for Walking dead. I have one for you.

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    1. Oh you star! I so need one for my keys ! What fun

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  2. Chicken Man John! Ha!

    What a lovely thing to do. You're a good man, JG.

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  3. Donations will be all the more appreciated for being unexpected. And what lovely thoughtful gifts for you and the animals.

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  4. Wasn't "Chicken Man John" the title of an independent film made in the nineties - about a former ICU nurse from North Wales who thought he could fly? Needless to say it all ended tragically.

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  5. Surprise gifts are always the best. You have wonderful neighbors.

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  6. Feels good to give especially when it is so appreciated. Chicken man :)

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  7. Awww - surprise gifts are definitely the best, both the ones you received (someone loves you) and the ones the Flower Show Committee gave. Those are really significant sums, and they could have a big impact for the village organisations. Well done to all the Flower Show members.

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  8. Well done to your choice of donations. What a lovely gift to them and to you.

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  9. There is a lot of good in Trelawnyd!

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  10. That's a splendid pic of the village people (no not THOSE Village People hehe), Very smartly turned out and only slightly scary. What a lovely set of causes to donate to, I hope it's used wisely.
    You have a very impressive fruit bowl x

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  11. Sweet gifts all around.

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  12. awwwwwwwwww perfect !

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. How truly lovely.

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  14. Those donations are a good amount. Well done for the people on the committees who gave of themselves and their time. I'm sure the recipients will be tickled.

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  15. I hope you realised the bag of Tasty Bites was meant for the dogs 😁

    Brilliant donations. Well done to all the Flower Show Committee for all the hard, but enjoyable work over the years.

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  16. Generous donations and a thoughtful gift for 'chicken man' :)

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  17. Such a nice final official action of the flower show committee. I wonder if you'll all meet for tea or wine again. Would a post card with your name,Trelawnyd,Rhyl,UK reach you?

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    1. Oops,forgot to sign that comment, this is Mary.

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  18. Cwmroad Trelawnyd Flintshire LL186ef will reach me

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  19. Perfect, thanks,I think it may take a few days for it to reach you,I live in a tiny village in New York, USA.

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  20. John you are a star, so many comments yesterday said it all. x

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  21. Well done, Flower Show. Now, omit every detail except one: will you keep your kitchen? I lost my bathroom and the walk in shower, remember, and so the law of
    Sod tipps in favor of your kitchen.

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  22. Delighted to see Aunt Glad in the front row and also that the dogs were remembered in the goodie bag, bet Alberts fuming !

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  23. well, if we can have "cat ladies" ... you can have "chicken men" :)

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  24. Congratulations on a wonderful way to give back to the community. It's amazing what people can do when they work together for a common, good cause. It's marvelous how you've all kept the tradition going.

    And want a wonderful present to find at your gate! So thoughtful and delightful!

    I only find religious pamphlets and flyers from the local electronics and furniture store stuck on my door. People want to save my soul and sell me stuff made in China.

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  25. You'll always be 'John the Dogs' to me...
    xoxoxoxo

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  26. What a lovely village. I hope you can stay, it suits you. On another note, you must come to Los Angeles some day and meet your chicken counterpart. He is Chicken Boy, the Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles. Not sure if I am allowed to link, but if it does not work, Google Chicken Boy in Los Angeles. He even has his own website, chickenboydotcom: http://www.chickenboy.com/the-true-story-of-chicken-boy.html

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  27. Oh .....lovely .......restores your faith in humanity ( your unexpected gift and the donations ) xx

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  28. Those are significant donations and will be a lift for those groups. Well done to all.

    Lovely to be remembered with a surprise package! I see those Scotch eggs :)

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  29. That's quite a lot of money raised. Applause.
    Enjoy the presents on your garden gate.

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  30. What a lovely treat to be left by Chicken Man. Gabs

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  31. Sounds like you've had a good day. x

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  32. That is such a luverly,thoughtful gift from 'Chicken Man'x

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    1. Sorry you are the "Chicken man"aren't you John .Perhaps the fairies left the surprise for you x

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  33. SHOWERED WITH GIFTS jOHN - CAN'T BE BAD.

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  34. The Flower Show Committee's largesse will benefit the village tremendously, I'm sure! The Committee is ending its tenure on a high note!

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  35. Giving away money is fun, especially when it is unexpected by the receiving party!

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  36. Thatcher front right. I think they want you to stay in Trelawnyd, John. You'll never want for Scotch Eggs again if you play your cards right.

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  37. Hooray for generosity. And pleasant surprises.

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  38. Lovely . . .
    Trelawnyd loves you dearly . . .

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  39. Hope you are staying in Trelawnyd John because you are its heart.

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  40. What a nice surprise to find the treats. The committee made some very generous donations to worth while causes.

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  41. Apologies but have just got home...after a few hours out ...very moved by comments here but also. By several lovely emails from three members of the new community Association ian, nick , Bridget
    Thank you x

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  42. In my thoughts you are gently Wales John...

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  43. That's pretty impressive sums ,congrats to all. All the best.

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  44. Nice treats all round. Congrats on the donations given by the Flower Show Committee... well done all.

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