Support 'local' this Social Saturday

Social enterprises in Carmarthenshire are urging members of the public to visit them this ‘Social Saturday’ – October 15.
The aim of Social Saturday is to raise awareness and celebrate just how easy it is to support businesses that buy and sell with a social conscience.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances or the environment.
Within Carmarthenshire there are more than 40 social enterprises from coffee shops, to a cinema and a bowling alley each of these reinvest their profits back into the business or local community.
Why not have a family fun day at Gwili Railway, Carmarthen, visit Ramps Skate Park a 12,000 sq ft indoor/outdoor skate park in Llanelli or take a trip to Aberglasney Gardens in the Tywi Valley and enjoy one of Wales’ finest gardens?
You’ll be able to engage with these organisations and hear first-hand about how your support and purchase can make a real difference.
Please follow @CarmsCouncil and @Discovercarms on Twitter and Tweet about your visit using #socialsaturday2016 to spread the message. Unleash your spending power and make a difference!

What's on offer
Llanelly House will be celebrating Social Saturday 2016 with a Costume Exhibition! Costume slots are available at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 6pm and 7pm at £7.00 per person. It’s a great way to see the first floor of Llanelly House and view some fabulous costumes from the Mr Selfridge TV series and the recent big screen version of Dad’s Army including clothes worn by local movie star Catherine Zeta Jones. Please note that booking is essential!
Website: www.llanelly-house.org.uk
Tel: 01554 772857

Y Cwtsh will be offering 15% off all books on Social Saturday (and for orders) 9am - 3pm. Y Cwtsh is a fantastic social enterprise nestled in Pontyberem it is a fabulous and friendly community cafe and shop. Come along to meet friends and relax in the heart of the village. They sell books, greeting cards, jewellery, scarves, welsh slate, puppets and a variety of other gifts ideas and host a variety of weekly and monthly activities, they are also available for private hire.
Website: www.mentercwmgwendraeth.org.uk/y-cwtsh
Tel: 01269 871600

Join iSmooth Community Café in celebrating Social Saturday. There will be 10% off all smoothies in store on the day, take part in baking competition 10–11.30am, judging at 12.30pm; join the iSmooth Bike Challenge 10.30–11am, or simply take part in the Milkshake Challenge 11am–12pm. Social Saturday is all about encouraging people to buy from social enterprises, such as iSmooth Community Café & Catering businesses that put people and planet first.
Website: http://www.ismooth.org.uk
Tel: 01269 597640

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