Mentrau Iaith Cymru

Swishing at Mold

Posted Friday November 15th, 2019 in the News category

On Thursday, 14th of November, Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam held a Swishing Evening at Mold Rugby Club.

This was a fun filled evening, where individuals got the opportunity to bring clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that they didn’t wear anymore and swap them for different items. It was great to see the Rugby Club so busy, as people updated their wardrobes without spending a penny as admission was also free.

Live More Sustainable

With a growing emphasis on the causes and results of climate change and the need to live more sustainable, the Menter saw the event as a great way to reduce waste and promote sustainability and recycling within the community.

Along with swapping clothes, attendees also got the opportunity to buy hoodies and t-shirts from the Welsh company, Cowbois and enjoyed entertainment from Lleisiau Clywedog Choir over a glass of prosecco.

Developing Bilingual Communities Project

The evening was organised through the Developing Bilingual Communities Project, one of the Menter’s projects that helps communities to set up community groups or offers support to existing groups with the aim of encouraging them to hold Welsh or bilingual events which increase the use of the Welsh language in their local areas.

The project received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

The Swishing Evening was a way of promoting the project and showing other communities the kind of events that could be held with the support of the Developing Bilingual Communities Project.

Various Events

Cadi Dafydd, Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam’s Developing Bilingual Communities Project Officer said:

“Over the last few months I have been helping to create new community groups and offering support to existing community groups to enable them to hold bilingual events in their areas.

The events have varied greatly and included a family fun afternoon, corn-doll making sessions, afternoon tea and craft sessions. I’m also about to help a group to create a community orchard!

There are endless possibilities and hopefully by holding the Swishing Evening communities will see the kind of events that are available through the project.”

If you would like more information about the Developing Bilingual Communities Project, contact Cadi Dafydd by emailing cadi@menterfflintwrecsam.cymru or phoning 01352 744 040.