Edern young people organise successful concert

Date: 21/01/2020

Back in December a fun and festive Christmas concert was held at the Woodlands Hall Hotel, Edern which had been organised by a group of young people from the area.

Over 100 individuals attended the concert, with a Santa's grotto for the children and a disco and a performance by the popular local band Bwncath for the young people.

The main aim of the evening was to raise money to set up the Edern youth events group, and over £600 was raised for the initiative. In addition to this the young people involved have also gained the Agored Cymru national qualification in Teamwork as well.

They were supported by Andrew Owen, their local Youth Support Worker as well as Carys Jones, Manon Jones and Aled Evans from Gwynedd Youth Service.

Khira, who was part of the group that organised the event, said: “There was no Youth Service in Edern before last year, there were Youth Clubs around us but nothing in our village. The opportunity to do projects like this is good for us because we haven't had it before, and it's nice to have a small village like Edern get the same attention as the larger towns and villages of Gwynedd.”

Andrew Owen, local Youth Support Worker, said: “I would like to thank all the young people for their hard work in organising the event, especially Khira, Lois and Celyn for their fantastic work selling tickets for the evening.

“I would also like to thank Canolfan Cymuendol Edern Community Centre for providing a venue for the young people to come together to organise the event, to Nick and Nerys and all the staff from Woodlands Hall Hotel for their help and support, to everyone who bought a ticket and attended the event, and to Bwncath for their fantastic performance on the night.”

Councillor Dilwyn Morgan, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “It's good to see so many people coming out to support this event, it's amazing. These young people must be praised for all their work in promoting and marketing the event, as well as helping on the night. ”

Image: Andrew Owen, local Youth Support Worker (front) with young people from the area and members of the band Bwncath (right).