60 years of Barry Round Table

Barry Round Table marks 60 years of Tabling and supporting our community with a 1950’s theme dinner dance for 50 guests including Charlotte Williams Barry Town Mayor, Steven Grew Round Table Great Britain and Ireland Vice President, past members, family and friends.

Barry Town United AFC hosted the evening at their clubhouse providing an excellent backdrop and environment maximising fun and celebrations for the evening. Over the past 60 years Barry Round Table has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds, which has included the building of two buildings and conversion of a rail carriage as a holiday home. Roundel House on Maesycym Street built in 1978 was funded by the raising of £83,000 through various fundraisers including selling bricks on King Square.

The night was about highlighting and thanking the past and welcoming in the future – the welcoming of our newest member Nick Critten to the Table topped this off. Nick’s joining has brought our membership now up to 9 members. Just a few years ago we were just two members and on the brink of closure – with 9 members we can now get ourselves set to #DoMore in the coming years.

Round Table not only supports the community, it is also a great opportunity for the individual members to develop new skills and take part in some amazing social activities. These developments and opportunities are a great way for young men to support their positive well-being and mental health.

Charlotte Williams Barry Town Mayor highlighted on the night that Barry Round Table is an essential element to Barry Town and one that has done some amazing work in the past year and over the past 60 years and wished the future great success.

Steven Grew RTBI Vice President on behalf of the guests thanked Barry Round Table for a great night and wished the members all the best for 2017 – 2018.

As part of the evening a raffle in support of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity raised an amazing £330 with thanks to donated prizes by Lee and Andrew Selby, Brawd Men’s Health, Ms. Fit Women, Waitrose, Tesco, Co-op, Umpa Lumpa Sweet Shop, Poundland, Nisa Vere Street, Lloyds Pharmacy, Quaser, ASDA, Whitmore and Jackson, Cherry Orchard and Healing Touch – plus special thanks to Francesca Cakes, JPL Sound and AskFrank for their help getting the night just right.

A very special part of the night was seeing Barry Ladies Circle who are re-establishing themselves in Barry attended the evening, enjoying themselves and forming a huge part of the Round Table Family and within the community.
If anyone aged 18 – 45 are interested in finding out more about Barry Round Table or Barry Ladies Circle visit barry.roundtable.co.uk or facebook.com/barryladiescircle or seeing what each group has planned and coming up in the next few months.