The Club’s Community Bonfire & Fireworks Musical Super Show went off with a bang, enjoying excellent weather for the whole evening, on Saturday the 12th of November. Warm coats however were the order of the day, Cllr Vivienne Mooney, the Mayor of Penmaenmawr, and around 1,000 people attended and watched the forty-five minute event held at the Club House on the promenade.
Club secretary Glenn Williams said “We were extremely lucky with the weather this year, although it was cold. A great big thanks to our sponsors including Penmaenmawr Town Council for their kind sponsorship of the event, and all the members of the community who came along to support the event”.
Gerry Frobisher the Club Commodore said “The 45 minute Fireworks and Musical Show was really well attended, and I must thank everyone who spent most of their Saturday building the bonfire, putting up the stalls and preparing food, and especially the Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc, the young volunteers from all over North Wales who helped out during the day and collected donations and marshalled in the evening. We are still counting the money taken, but around £1,000 pounds has been raised towards the Sailing Clubs Junior Section”.
Eighteen of the twenty one young people from all over North Wales who became Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc for the day to volunteer at Penmaenmawr Sailing Clubs Annual Community Bonfire and Fireworks display.
A group of young people under the age of twenty gave up their Saturday evening to become marshals, sellers and collectors at Penmaenmawr Sailing Clubs’ Annual Community Bonfire Night an Fireworks Display. Twenty one young people from all over North Wales became Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc for the event, and helped raise around £1,000 pounds towards the Clubs Junior Section.
Gerry Frobisher is the North Wales Co-ordinator of the Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc programme said “The twenty one young people came from the Counties of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire. I would really like to commend all the young people who gave up their Saturday to help prepare the event by building the bonfire, putting up stalls and gazebos as well as collecting donations, marshalling and serving on stalls”.
“His Royal Highness, Prince Charles The Prince of Wales provided the catalyst for the establishment of the “Young Dragons / Dreigiau Ifanc” project, and is its Patron. The project aims to bring together young people from different groups and areas, so as to increase the scale and quality of opportunities for young people to volunteer in the community and together as a group”.
For more information on Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc please contact Gerry Frobisher on 01745 369973.
Picture shows The Patron of Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc,
HRH Prince Charles in conversation with the
North Wales Young Dragons/Dreigiau Ifanc Co-ordinator,
Gerry Frobisher OBE, regarding the Young Dragons in North Wales.