An annual music festival has given a cash boost to two north Wales charities.

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An annual music festival has given a cash boost to two north Wales charities.

Netta Rowlands, who organises the Bryn Ffynnon Music in the Barn event at her home just outside Rhosesmor every summer, has presented £820 each to Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham and bereavement support charity Cronfa Elen.

Performers at this year’s Festival, which drew large crowds on one of the hottest days of the year, included classical tenor Rhys Meirion, who performed with his daughters Elan and Erin and soprano Sioned Terry, as well as the Philharmonics Choir, acapella group Nostalgia, local singer Jan Lloyd, Northop Silver Band, and a guest performance from Wyn Roberts as `Elvis’. With open mic sessions and dancing, afternoon tea, ice cream and refreshments all day, the Festival ran from noon to midnight.

Netta said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Festival this year, whether by performing, attending, sponsoring the day or helping to pull it together. It was lovely to see so many people there and I am pleased we have been able to support two wonderful local charities, both doing good work caring for people in our communities.”

Debbie Barton, Area Fundraiser for Nightingale House said: “Netta did a brilliant job organising the Festival and Bryn Ffynnon is an amazing location. She worked really hard and we are grateful to her for choosing the hospice as one of her charities. It was a great event with something for everyone.”