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It was cod save the Queen at do; 50 GOLDEN MOMENTS.

Byline: Peter Bibby

To mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee, the City of Cardiff Round Table has donated a pounds 15,000 fund for the South Wales community to use for good causes.

We're looking for schools, groups or individuals who want to help their neighbours, be it repainting community halls, tidying footpaths, or just making a special someone's day!

If you would like to bid for a grant, let us know your plans as soon as possible. Write to: Laura Nicklin, 50 Golden Moments, South Wales Echo, Thomson House, Havelock Street, Cardiff CF10 1XR; call her on 029 2058 3622 or e-mail laura.nicklin@wme.co.uk.

It's your chance to make a real difference.

THE Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations have already started in South Wales - with a fish and chips party for pensioners.

The members of the Rhoose Darby and Joan Club sat down for their traditional meal yesterday afternoon.

And children from Pentyrch, Radyr and Creigiau have been celebrating early, too.

Brownie packs from all three areas held their jubilee party in Pentyrch Village Hall last night.

The three-hour long Rhoose Darby and Joan jubilee bash took place in the community hall in Stuart Road, Rhoose. Their fish and chips sit-down meal was partly financed with a pounds 50 grant from the Echo Jubilee Party Fund.

The Brownies of Pentyrch, Radyr and Creigiau made a real party of it, dressing up in jubilee costumes they had made over the last few weeks.

Brownie leader Karen Ling said: ``The children had great fun creating some really colourful costumes.

``It was a wonderful way for us to mark the jubilee with children from Brownie packs in Pentyrch, Radyr and Creigiau getting together to celebrate.'' The parties herald the start of jubilee fever which will be building up over the next few days towards the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

Hundreds of street parties have been planned across the region over the four-day break - and the Echo will be at many of them making a comprehensive picture collection of the celebrations.

l Watch out for your full-colour Golden Jubilee street party supplement FREE in the Echo a week tomorrow - packed with pictures from your special celebrations.

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PARTY PEOPLE Rhoose Darby and Joan Club are staging what is thought to be the first Jubilee party of the year in its community hall. From left, Irene Eeles, Dave Hancock, Mary Higgins and Tom Martell. PICTURE: Peter Bolter
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Date:May 28, 2002
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