A STAR-STUDDED Noson lawen held to celebrate the founding of the Farmers’ union of Wales 60 years ago raised £4,099 for children’s hospices Ty Hafan and Ty Gobaith
The event, at the university of Wales Trinity st Davids, lampeter, was attended by 350 guests. Former FuW president Emyr Jones said: “We enjoyed a very successful evening and i must thank FuW area officer Gwion James and colleagues carys Davies and Meinir Jones for organising such a wonderful event. “it was a pleasure to welcome Elin Jones AM for ceredigion as president of the evening and, of course, we are all so familiar that Elin’s uncle J B Evans was a founding member of the FuW 60 years ago. “i must further thank our vice president Brian Walters for hosting the evening and introducing the exceptional line-up of local talented artistes that included ifan Gruffydd from Tregaron, Eirlys Myfanwy from llanelli, clive Edwards from Whitland, Rhys and Fflur Griffiths from Bethania, the llangadog YFc and cȏr Meibion y Mynydd from Ponterwyd as well as their conductor caryl Jones,” added Mr Jones. Additional attractions were the melodic voices of Aled and Eleri Edwards cil-y-cwm. Both are past winners of the Blue Ribband award at the National Eisteddfod and Aled is also a renowned breeder of limousin cattle and currently international president of the breed. “We are grateful for the support of main sponsor Dunbia llanybydder and also the support of a number of other local rural businesses. “it was a pleasure to see co-operation between farmers, businesses and the public as we celebrate our 60th anniversary. “We also celebrated the immense contribution made by the agricultural industry over the years to social fabric, to culture and the Welsh language in rural communities,” added Mr Jones.