A charity concert that had not been performed in a village near Newtown for four years as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has made a “fantastic” return after raising £1,200 for a cancer charity that is supporting patients in Mid Wales.

Organisers Dolfor Charity Group have confirmed profits from the event held on October 21 at the village’s community hall has been presented to Ann Jones, treasurer of the Montgomeryshire committee at the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

The audience enjoyed an evening featuring the talented Rhayader Male Voice Choir who were supported by Holly Richards which was the first annual concert to raise money for a local charity since October 2019.


Dolfor-raised Wales YFC president Sarah Lewis shared her experience of receiving support from the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund while undergoing treatment for cancer. Earlier this year, Mrs Lewis, a farmer who now lives in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, urged people of all ages to be more vigilant and observe the early signs of cancer when she opened the new Lingen Davies office at Plas Dolerw in Newtown.

At the time she said: “The value of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Centre is and continues to be unbelievable on so many fronts.

“When I hear of others who have had the dreaded news, young or old, just proves that cancer knows no boundaries. I have been contacting those people and pointing them in the direction of this wonderful facility saying that we are not alone, and we are all in this together.”

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Lingen Davies Cancer Fund announced that the newly founded Montgomeryshire committee recently held its first meeting to discuss plans for 2024. The charity added: “Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting announcements coming soon”.

A Dolfor Charity Group spokesperson said: “The money was the proceeds of the concert which featured Rhayader Male Voice Choir supported by Holly Richards who entertained the audience with a lovely variety of music. We have received such positive reports about the entertainment, how fantastic it was to see a Male Voice Choir back in Dolfor.

“The Charity Group would like to thank all ticket sellers, attendees, donations, people who bought tickets as a donation for all their continued support.

“A big thank you to all the ladies who supplied, cooked and made the food, the raffle ticket sellers, the men in the car park, the tickets sold on the door. Thank you to the County Times for your continued support advertising the event.”