AN INSURANCE advisor has donated thousands of pounds to help disabled people realise their dreams of stardom in Llangollen this summer.

The Inclusion Project, a community inclusion initiative that has been held at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod for 10 years, aims to promote unity and diversity by giving disability and community groups in North Wales the chance to perform on its main stage.

This includes performance group Theatretrain Regional Choir from Mold and Derwen on Tour, which uses Makaton signs to help children who have no speech, as well as Wrexham Singing Hands from the Wrexham Deaf Club, who will take part in this year's festival in July alongside a line-up including Jools Holland and Rolando Villazón.

The inclusion initiative, which depends on donations, has now received £5,000 from Grosvenor Insurance Services' Wrexham branch, which the Eisteddfod's musical director said will help continue its "life-changing work".

Sandra Humphreys, Grosvenor's Wrexham branch chairman, said: “We were blown away by the incredibly talented groups and the inspiring work involved in the Llangollen Eisteddfod’s Inclusion Project last year.

“We’re very proud to support this great cause that unites local community groups, builds people’s confidence and helps them achieve amazing things.”

Dr Edward-Rhys Harry, Llangollen Eisteddfod musical director, said: “Providing equal opportunities for all to contribute to world peace and unity is what the Llangollen Eisteddfod works tirelessly to promote.

“Thanks to the generous support of Grosvenor Insurance Services with their donation towards the cost of the Inclusion Project, it has been able to continue its life-changing work and enables people from all walks of life to perform on the Eisteddfod stage."

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019 takes place from July 1-7, with competitions and performances running every day and evening.

To find out more about the festival, visit the Eisteddfod website.