St Elli Centre manager Andrew Stephens said: The event is organised each year by the hard working volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year who run the Festival of Light Service and many other fundraise activities.

Last night we were once again faced with the possibility of no PA system after it was recently stolen.

We are extremely grateful to Fone Fix and Gadgets in Llanelli market who stepped in with very little notice to provide equipment for the Monday night service.

The service means so much to so many people who have used the Ty Bryngwyn Hospice as either a patient or that of a loved one.

The focal point of the event is the lighting of the Hospice Lantern and Candle and this year we were very grateful that local charity fundraising champion Mr Denys Jenkins BEM agreed to do the honour.

We are grateful to Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel for taking part.

When the centre’s lights are switched off the lantern and candles are lit up with the rendition of Cor Meibion Llanelli singing You’ll Never Walk Alone, which includes the fitting line of “Don’t be afraid of the dark” as the congregation sit and stand together in darkness.

Cor Curiad and the audience join in together, then some of the St Elli Centre Christmas Lights came on with the centrepiece under the glass Pyramid.

Write up courtesy of the Llanelli Star.

Our thanks also to the Salvation Army Band for their accompaniment to the singing.

Funds donated on the day were £1100.00

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