A FUNDRAISING committee aiming to reach a financial target so that its town can host one of Europe’s largest youth festivals in two years’ time will host a number of events this month.

The Denbigh Urdd Appeal Committee is responsible for contributing to Denbigh’s overall fundraising target of £315,000 for the Urdd Eisteddfod to be held at Kilford Farm on the outskirts of the town in 2020.

In recent years the annual celebration of Welsh literature, music and performing arts has attracted about 90,000 people.

The committee will run three events later this month, starting with a music gig by the Denbigh-based folk band of brothers Brodyr McGee at Denbigh Rugby Club at 8pm on September 21. Tickets are priced at £10, available from Siop Clwyd in Denbigh.

There will then be an Auction of Promises at the Brookhouse Mill on September 28, with over 50 items up for auction including a signed football by Everton FC, an afternoon behind the scenes of Sgorio with the production crew, and a Mark Webster darts lesson for four children.

At the end of the month, Twm Or Nant primary school will host a children’s talk by Dona Diredi from S4C at 11am on September 29. Tickets cost £4 per child, £1 per adult.