On 1st March we celebrate Dewi Sant and the many wonderful things that makes Wales so special. I have chosen this day to hold the first ever Claire Jones Harp Ensemble Celebrity Gala Dinner.
This special event will take place at the award winning Cliff Hotel & Spa, Cardigan. We, along with a number of well-known Welsh celebrities, will be raising funds for the Claire Jones Concert Ensemble 2020 tour and Cylch Meithrin Crymych. The concert ensemble provides unique and high-profile performance opportunities, a wide range of life experience and travel opportunities for many young harpists from our own community and beyond.
The Claire Jones Concert Ensemble will be sharing the proceeds from this special event with Cylch Meithrin Crymych, who as some of you may already know sadly suffered flooding last year at their facility in Caban, and they are heavily reliant on support from donations to help with the everyday running of the school. Meithrin is such a vitally important part of so many children’s lives in our community, young children are exceptionally well cared for, nurtured and educated to the highest standard before attending Primary school, and I know that all proceeds will be very welcome and used for a great purpose.
The evening will commence at 7pm with pre-dinner drinks, followed by a delightful 3 course meal featuring Welsh favourites made with locally sourced produce. Then the evening entertainment will be provided by myself, Westend Percussionist Chris Marshall, the Claire Jones Concert Ensemble, ‘Gruff Wyn from Britain’s Got Talent’ and introductions from Rhydian from X Factor and S4C presenter Mari Grug.
Price per person is £35 and each table can accommodate up to 10 people, so a good excuse to get a group of friends or family members together and enjoy the night.
During the evening there will be a fundraising auction, which will be full of great gifts and experiences for everyone attending to bid on, generating as much as we can for these two wonderful organisations in our community. If you, your business, your friends or family, are able to donate a prize for auction, we would be so very grateful.
With all of this happening on the evening of St David’s Day, it’s very fitting to share the words that St David would tell his followers “gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd” - "Be joyful, keep the faith and do the little things that you have heard and seen me do", so let’s get together share an evening of entertainment, raise some funds for two very worthwhile causes, and celebrate our patron saint’s day while we “do the little things in life”.
Dymuniadau gorau i chi gyd