CAFOD attended the National Eisteddfod of Wales in August to talk about our work and promote our Welsh language resources. Although the iconic pink pavilion has gone, the Welsh language show still managed to attract more than 130,000 people to the Welsh town of Abergavenny.
The festival had not been held in the town for more than 100 years and the week saw ceremonies, concerts and competitions within the new-look pavilion and around the Maes.
CAFOD’s stall, held in the Cytun tent (Churches Together), offered a chance for Welsh speaking supporters to engage with our work in Wales, and to showcase that CAFOD plays a key role in the identity and culture of Wales.
We are indebted to John Fellows, who helped look after the stall for the whole week, welcoming supporters and engaging new ones through our Welsh materials.
Kieran O’Brien, who attended the Eisteddfod with John said:
“The Eisteddfod is a unique and important festival in the Welsh calendar, and a great expression of Welsh culture and language, offering a great opportunity for us to network and work alongside all other other charities in Wales who attended the event.”
To find out more about our new Welsh resource CAFOD ydym ni (We are CAFOD) then please contact us for copies that can be used in parishes and schools across Wales.
If you are a Welsh speaker, we would love to hear from you to help with our Welsh materials and work with Welsh language media. Please do get in touch.
Diolch yn fawr!