Lower Penarth Community Association treated visitors of Ty Hafan to an entertaining afternoon on March 17.

The event, sponsored in its entirety by Ken Sievewright, the Managing Director of local haulage company K.C.S. Transport Ltd, was held at the association's centre in Brockhill Way. The idea for the afternoon came to fruition after Lou Stout and Emily Booker from Ty Hafan Family Support Team approached the association to hold a special cinema screening.

They had heard about a recently launched Community Cinema at the association and hinted that mainstream cinemas were perhaps not suitable for their patients. As a result, the Association Committee committed to conduct a special screening.

Upon being informed about the event by the Association's Treasurer, Jon Cole, Mr Sievewright happily agreed to sponsor it. His substantial contribution facilitated the Association Committee to curate an entire entertainment package for the children.

This included a singularly captivating magic show and balloon modelling act by prominent children's entertainer, Simon Sparkles. Subsequently, a convivial 'singalong' version of 'The Greatest Showman' was screened. Following that, the draw for a substantial chocolate prize, generously donated by Penarth’s Umpalumpa sweet shop, brought the event to a close.

The Town Mayor, Melissa Rabaiotti, inaugurated the afternoon by extending a warm welcome to the children and their families.

Following the winding up of the show, Ms Booker extended her gratitude to the association, supporters, and all those who contributed to the smooth running of the event, "The afternoon gave them a chance for a bit of fun with Simon and to watch a movie in a relaxed atmosphere munching on sweets," she remarked.

She also lauded the volunteers who stood by the event. Ty Hafan also received a direct monetary donation from Mr Sievewright's generous sponsorship, as the cost of the afternoon was more than covered, thereby giving a boost to their funds.