With over six months to go before the Anglesey Eisteddfod, local residents have reached the target of the Local Fund, which is an integral part of the Eisteddfod’s fundraising work.
Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, said, “The enthusiasm and hard work of the people of Anglesey has been amazing, and we are grateful to everyone who has been part of the work, be they event organisers, volunteers and supporters, who have done so much at grassroots level.
”The success of the Local Fund is a great boost to our work and means we are part of the way to ensuring the success of the Anglesey festival. But there is much more work to be done and many other targets to reach over the next few months.
“Stalls and caravan pitches will be available from 1 February, and then on 3 April, tickets go on sale for the Maes and concerts. And each of these have their own targets which must be reached to make sure the festival and project are a financial success.
“The Local Fund and the community and social involvement resulting from the events are an important part of the Eisteddfod’s local work over a two year period before Eisteddfod week, and the hope is that this will lead to more Welsh events held locally following the festival itself.
“The people of Anglesey’s ability to organise and hold events has been such a great support to us, and it has given us pleasure to see so many events happening in the name of the Eisteddfod – some large and others small, and some serious and others very silly! There’s room for them all in the Eisteddfod’s community project.
”With over six months to go we hope to see events continuing in the name of the Eisteddfod, concentrating on preparing areas and communities for the week itself, as well as encouraging friends, neighbours and colleagues to come to the Eisteddfod in August.
“But today is a chance to thank everyone who has already contributed and supported the work and to encourage everyone else to join us in Bodedern from 4-12 August. It looks set to be a week to remember.”