ORGANISERS of the Welshpool Country and Western Festival believe that they will have raised at least £25,000 for the Heulwen Trust.
Superb music and sunshine combined to make a sizzling weekend at the festival held over the weekend, with everything “up” on previous years.
Heulwen Trust vice-chairwoman, Rozanne Corfield, said: “It really went well it was a bumper weekend. We hope to have made at least £25,000.
“Takings were up, bookings were up and we had at least 450 caravans turn up.
“For the first time ever we were worried that we were going to run out of space on the field for all of them.”
Rozanne added: “It was tremendous, and we had Magill and a Dolly Parton tribute band on the main stage which are always very popular.
“I’d like to pay tribute to our very own Castle Belles who open the festival and I’d like to thank all our volunteers who worked tirelessly all weekend to make this a special event.”
The Heulwen Trust is a Charity that runs the Welshpool Country and Western to fund the cost of running canal boats for those who suffer from a disability. 
It began in 1975 when the Prince of Wales’ Committee and The Variety Club, arranged for the apprentices of Cammell Laird to build a 70ft canal boat specially designed to carry disabled children. Since 1985, the trust has carried on the good work.