Eisteddfod garden party fundraiser makes £9,000!
12:20pm Monday 9th July 2012 in News
GOOD fortune and even a little sunshine shone on the latest event organised by the Penarth fundraising committee for the National Eisteddfod.
Last Saturday was a sell out garden party on Marine Parade where despite anxious eyes on the sky the ample supply of gazebos by Inner Space turned out to be decorative rather than functional.
The afternoon's menu of tea, sandwiches and cakes supplemented by a mini-lake of Pimms was all generated through local support.
Thanks are due not only to Greggs, Sainsbury, Morrison and Foxy's but to an army of volunteer bakers. There can't be a bag of flour left spare in Penarth this week.
All Saints and Elfed churches were raided for their crockery, many thanks to them.
The dress code was 'period' and cocktail waiters mingled with land girls and country gents stunningly enhanced by a veteran motor display. A vibrant splash of colour was provided with announcements from the Penarth Town Crier.
The link through the afternoon was a series of three auctions amusingly hosted by media personality Hywel Gwynfryn.
The staggering generosity of individuals and organisations meant that more than thirty high value items attracted some serious attention from bidders. This, plus income from an equally generously supported raffle and the entrance receipts have boosted the Penarth Committee's fundraising by a further £9,000.
All proceeds go to the National Eisteddfod, held this year from August 4 - 11 at Llandow in the Vale of Glamorgan.