HEARTFELT messages for loved ones have been left on a wall of dedication in Llanelli town centre.

One reads: "To Mel Keay, It's 20 years since we last saw you, but it feels like yesterday. Love you always. From The Keay Family."

Audrey and Brian at the Wall of Dedication, St Elli Centre LlanelliThe board, in the St Elli shopping centre, was put up outside Asda this month as part of this year's Festival of Light celebration.

A spokeswoman for the event said so many people had left tributes that more boards would so be needed.

The event is being held at the centre on November 15, to raise funds for Llanelli's Ty Bryngwyn hospice.

Among those providing entertainment from 6.30pm will be the Cor Meibion choir, Ysgol Pum Heol, the Salvation Army Band and Llandybie Ladies Choir.

During the evening lights purchased by families will be lit up during a special ceremony helping to celebrate the lives of loved ones both past and present.

Another of the emotional tributes reads: "To Ceri Morgan, Gone are the days we used to share, but in my heart you'll always be there. From Jan."

Catrin used her post to remember Sarah Louise Williams, saying, "Missing you. Always in my thoughts. Heaven gained an angel."

Another to send a dedication, is Helen thanking her Grandmother, Elma Pugh."Thank you for inspiring me to be who I am today - miss you every single day."

There is still time to purchase a light ahead of this year's Festival of Light.

Those wishing to buy a light can head to the shopping centre every Monday and Thursday where members of Ty Bryngwyn have set up a stall.

Audrey Jenkins, who has been organising The Festival of Light for 20 years, said: "This is for a good cause and it also gives something back to the people."

Lights cost £5 with all funds raised through the event going towards the hospice, which provides palliative care for people across Carmarthenshire. Audrey added: "It's for a good cause and it gives something back to the people."

Reproduce by courtesy of the Llanelli Star