AN ADDITIONAL appeal has been made for volunteers to help out at the forthcoming Urdd Eisteddfod in the Vale of Clwyd.

Denbigh will play host to the iconic festival, welcoming visitors from across the nation and further afield between May 29 and June 4.

Clwb Rygbi Dinbych is on the lookout for people to help out with what are likely to be busy car parking arrangements at Kilford Farm, on the outskirts of Denbigh.

"The summer of 2001 was a memorable one for Clwb Rygbi Dinbych and the locality," said Clwb Rygbi Dinbych president Tegid Phillips.

"Our club took responsibility for the car parking at the National Eisteddfod.

"A large group of volunteers representing CRD and also the local area performed their role with such diligence that reference was made on the hallowed stage of the main pavilion regarding the high quality of our work – praise indeed!


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"It also proved to be an excellent opportunity for members and local people to get to know each other – and form lifelong friendships. The whole occasion was an outstanding success.

"As I’m sure many of you are aware the Urdd National Eisteddfod is coming to Denbigh, from Sunday, 29th May to Saturday, 4th June and will be held in the same location as the 2001 National Eisteddfod - on the fields of Kilford Farm.

"Clwb Rygbi Dinbych is proud that we have been selected to repeat our role as car parking organisers and stewards."

Mr Phillips is making an appeal for as many people as possible to help out with the venture later this year.

"On average, we need a minimum of 16 stewards per time slot - this figure may vary slightly dependent on ‘peak times’ and ‘quieter times’," he added.

These are generally divided into two-hour slots.

"In 2001, some individuals volunteered for one two-hour time slot on each of a number of days, whilst others undertook three or four sessions on one day," said Mr Phillips.

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"The choice is yours! Whatever time commitment you can make, we would be really grateful.

"Please note that if you have friends or family who would like to become a steward, please send in their details also; however, don’t forget to ask their permission first!

"It should be noted that for safety reasons, the minimum age for stewards directing any vehicles will be 18."

Mr Phillips added: "I can promise that you will enjoy the occasion, not only by the friends that you’ll make but also by being safe in the knowledge that you will have contributed to the promotion of the good name of Denbigh and the locality."

Anyone interested in helping out can e-mail or contact Mr Phillips on 07901 973297.