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This group was established in May 2016, has 5 Committee members and 12 volunteers. Last year they raised over £1500 through fundraising and held a series of successful events. Other groups in the village take an active part in running the event and have their own stalls. They bring in solo and choral groups to perform. They already have a steady income stream from their cinema club and hope to be self-sustaining. This is a well organised and popular group, and the grant request was modest.

“We organised a Picnic in the Park in Cwmgwrach Welfare Hall and park, we provided singers, live bands, face painting and a bouncy castle. The main aim of Cwmgwrach Moving Forward is to gather together the people of the village and surrounding areas, to promote community activity and participation.
Despite the thunderstorms which forced us to move some of our activities inside the hall to protect the sound equipment – the event was well supported and it was evident people enjoyed themselves. Audience participation on the dance floor included lots of fun and laughter. The singers and band cost more than expected but we covered extra costs by raising money with raffle and overall the event helped people connect and have fun and everyone is looking forward to our next event in August.” Quote from Roger Hopkin – Cwmgwrach Moving Forward

Facebook Quotes: “Was fab day, fab weather, fab atmosphere! / A fab day, really enjoyed thanks for organising it / Brilliant day..thank you”