A special event was recently held to disperse the profits from last year's event. The event was hosted by Ryan and Sarah Edwards, (right), at The Royal Oak Public House in Bryn on Saturday 15th October 2011.

As you will be aware all profits from this and future events will go to charity. The event was well attended by the village and invited guests.   Mr. Jon Ferriman managing director of Tata Steel strip products, which includes the Port Talbot plant, joined the celebration with Bryn, complementing the village on the excellent work taking place to build community spirit while helping charities. As you may know Tata Steel and the Co-op were major sponsors of the event, along with other local businesses.  Without them the event would not have been the success it was. Our thanks go to each and every one of them for their generosity.

Left Jon Ferriman is shown presenting a cheque for £1600. to Carolyn Holt regional fundraising manager Wales from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

 

 

Other donations were made to Singleton hospitals,Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis OPD, for £300, £200 to Mind and £50 to the Garnwern Trust. Right representatives of CF Trust Singleton OPD and Mind accepting their donations.

 In addition to this £500 was handed back to Tata to offset the £1000.00 of damage done by vandalism to the Marque, which Tata had paid. In an unprecedented gesture Tim Andrews from Tata thanked Bryn for this then promptly handed the money back to be used for next year's events, a very generous gesture which is very much appreciated by the village. (Left) The winners trophy on display during the evening. (Below) villages enjoy the evenings entertainment provided by a local band who work at the Tata plant along with singer Jamie O'Keefe.

  


A video of last year's RACE BY WEDI 7 can be seen by going to the web page links and clicking on the link at top of page

 Recent interest in the run has been shown by television channel S4C for those interested this is now available to see on utube (in Welsh) to view the programme click on me. (edited by L. Rosser)

Also of interest will be an article written for BBC WALES on Billy Beynons hill to view the full article click on me.