Being a close-knit community is one of the many positive things you can say about Llandudno and this was evident over the weekend as singers from all over came together to raise money for a local cause.
Ty Gobaith is one of the most respected children’s hospices across the nation and gives love and care to children of all ages. The emphasis is on providing a home from home for children with many of them at this special house being natural Welsh speakers. Hope House is also the sister hospice which was also campaigned for at the event.
Such a worthy cause was the reason why Wynne Evans (of GoCompare fame) decide to headline the Venue Cymru stage to a rapturous and 900 strong audience during the Carols from Llandudno 2013 concert.
“I’m delighted to be part of the Daily Post Carols from Llandudno 2013 Concert, organised in conjunction with S4C,” said Mr. Evans, “The concert has been a major event in the annual musical calendar for many years.
“It has attracted many great names and it is an honour to be asked to take part, especially to help raise money for such a worthy cause as Ty Gobaith/Hope House.”
Other participants included Peter Karrie of Phantom of the Opera fame supported by several excellent choirs from local schools. The event is set to be screened on S4C later in the year and a spokesperson for them had this to say: “We are proud and delighted to bring back this event for this year.”
Sarah Kearsley-Wooller of Ty Gobaith was delighted when she said: “What better way to kick-start our Christmas festivities – with an array of Welsh musical talents encouraging the voices of young & old to join together in celebration of the work of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.
The exact figure for funds raised is yet to be released but with such popularity, it’s sure to have generated lots of funds for those who need it most.