Choir’s cash boost for char­i­ties

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CÔR Pen­rhyn from the slate quar­ry­ing vil­lage of Bethesda in the Og­wen Val­ley has had a no­table year in many ways.

In an in­tensely busy sched­ule which saw the choir per­form­ing at ma­jor venues like Glas­ton­bury, The Lon­don Pal­la­dium and the Na­tional Eisteddfod of Wales, it man­aged to raise money for five ma­jor char­i­ties in­clud­ing Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease, St David’s Hospice, The Teenage Cancer Trust and The Po­lice Com­mis­sion char­ity.

The choir also do­nated its fee back to the char­ity ‘Love, Hope and Strength’ which was founded by Mike Peters of The Alarm, and his wife Jules.

Dafydd Jones Mor­ris, who chaired the choir com­mit­tee at the time of the concert was pleased with the sup­port the per­form­ers re­ceived from the com­mu­nity in Ban­gor and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

Dafydd said: “I feel a glow of con­tent­ment that we have contribute­d in a prac­ti­cal way to­wards the treat­ment of young peo­ple with cancer,” and added: “We could be do­ing more as in­di­vid­u­als to help those fam­i­lies liv­ing un­der the shadow of cancer, but see­ing the num­bers that turned out in Ban­gor Cathe­dral tonight re­stores one’s faith in hu­man na­ture.”

The concert in sup­port of Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease and St David’s Hospice was also held at Ban­gor Cathe­dral in June. Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease claimed the life of one of the choir mem­bers in 2019 and the char­ity was pre­sented with a cheque for £1,000 dur­ing a prac­tice ses­sion at Neuadd Og­wen, Bethesda.

● Haydn Davies, the present chair­man of Côr Pen­rhyn, hands over a cheque for £1,000 to Richard Shack­le­ford, of The Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease char­ity, and Glo­ria Wil­liams, widow of choir mem­ber Alun Wil­liams who passed away from the dis­ease in 2018.

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