PENARTH Acoustic Club has helped donate musical instruments to a local playgroup for children and disabilities.

The club is a monthly live music night organised by Penarthians Phil Nedin and Adrian Lewis, who select music-related causes to receive donations of musical instruments from money raised through raffle tickets.

Dave Morris, one of the musicians who has played at the club nights and also lives in Penarth, runs a not-for-profit organisation called KeyCreate, delivering creative workshops for people with disabilities and additional needs.

One of KeyCreate’s projects is a Stay-and-PlayGroup for children with disabilities and their friends, carers, and families.

The playgroups have been running for the past year in Byrd Crescent Community Hall in Penarth on Tuesday mornings, with a new Wednesday afternoon group in Ocean Arts Cardiff, Adamsdown, added in June.

Penarth Acoustic Club arranged to purchase more than £500 worth of percussion instruments from Pencerdd music shop in Station Approach, Penarth, and have KeyCreate collect them.

Mr Morris says he is thrilled about the donation. He said: “We were blown away by such a generous offer. Our playgroups and workshops make a real difference for people who aren’t always able to access creative activities, and we have been lucky to secure funding this last year to run our playgroups free of charge for families and help the community.”

He added: “Being not-for-profit it is always a stretch to buy resources and sadly the instruments get worn out quickly and are expensive to replace. The children and adults we work with benefit hugely from music and creative expression and always enjoy having a go with the instruments. A donation like this means so much and the new instruments have been very happily received.

"Music is a universal language that transcends ability, age and every other demographic. We are so grateful to Phil and Adrian, the patrons of Penarth Acoustic Club, Griffin Books and of course Pencerdd who were really helpful and accommodating too.”

KeyCreate welcomes new families to the playgroups and invites anyone to get in touch. You can find out more about KeyCreate on their Facebook page keycreatewales