Llan­r­wst to host 2019 Eisteddfod

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Shan­non. My nine-year-old daugh­ter, Evie, was starved of oxy­gen at six days old, so the idea of be­ing left in a wait­ing room while Shan­non went through this was so fright­en­ing for me.

“I called my hus­band Heath – Shan­non’s dad – and told him I thought she was gone, be­cause they were still work­ing on her.”

After be­ing in a coma for al­most two weeks, Shan­non started to sing along to Like A Prayer, which was play­ing in the back­ground.

Ni­cola said: “After that she started singing Some­where Over the Rain­bow and when she e fin­ished, she said to me ‘Mammy, I was over r the rain­bow.’”

To do­nate to Shan­non’s fund, see: www. w. just­giv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/re­bec­ca­for­rest-1 THE Na­tional Eisteddfod made a profit of more than £93,000 and will be held in Llan­r­wst in 2019.

The Na­tional Eisteddfod Coun­cil was told that the An­gle­sey fes­ti­val, which took place ear­lier this year, left a sur­plus of £93,200.

It has also con­firmed that Llan­r­wst will hold the big event in 2019.

The Eisteddfod’s chief executive Elfed Roberts said the fes­ti­val hasn’t vis­ited the Conwy Val­ley in around 30 years.

Mr Roberts said: “The an­nounce­ment is the next step in pre­par­ing for the Eisteddfod.

“The com­mit­tees have all been cre­ated and are al­ready hard at work.

“We are look­ing for­ward to start­ing the work at grass-roots level across the whole of Conwy county, to en­sure the suc­cess of the pro­ject and the fes­ti­val in the area.”

Conwy coun­cil leader Coun­cil­lor Gareth Jones said the coun­cil will be “sup­port­ing the Eisteddfod Com­mit­tee with their ar­range­ments” over the next 18 months as they pre­pare for the event.

preg­nant with a sib­ling for her daugh­ter Mika, left From top, Shan­non with Mika; in hos­pi­tal and with baby Nico and Ioan

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