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What is the Radyr & Morganstown Festival

A two week May Festival held within the Radyr & Morganstown communities, organised by the R&M Association. Hosting multiple events arranged by local groups to suit all interests. The Festival aims to bring the community together whilst simultaneously raising funds for nominated charities.

The Festival Theme this year is ‘Superheroes’

In our eyes everyone is a potential superhero.  There are numerous stories where lives have been saved due to the quick thinking of everyday people who have received first aid training. 

Your support will help St John Ambulance Wales towards our aim of a superhero in every home”.


A Message From Our Chairman

 

Welcome to the Association’s programme for the 30th Radyr and Morganstown May Festival. Our chosen charity this year is St John Ambulance Wales, who have worked closely with us for a number of years, providing first aid cover at numerous Festival events. The charity is nominated for the whole year, starting in June and running until the end of this Festival. Including the Christmas lighting event, we have already raised over £2000 for St John Ambulance Wales from your generous contributions, and that is before the Festival has even started. StJAW provide support at many local events so please support them and the Festival and buy lots of Draw Tickets. All draw proceeds will go directly to the charity.

Our Festival Queen this year is Caitlin Jewitt and her attendants are Pheobe Coombs and Sharmeela Bragg. They will be attending many of the events during the fortnight so come along and see them and support YOUR Festival.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Superheroes”. It will be led by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Georgina Phillips, the Queen and attendants. Many local primary school pupils will be taking part. They have been working hard to produce highly colourful costumes depicting many different “Superhero” characters. Please come along and support
them. As in previous years, all the local schools will be participating again in both the Festival Parade and the Concert in the Parc.

As usual, the Festival covers more than two weeks with many different events. It is designed to appeal to people of all ages and to both families and individuals. This year there are a mix of the regular events and some new ones as well. Full details can be found here on our Festival Website, and on our Facebook Page, Radyr And Morganstown Hub. Updates can also be found on Twitter @RMHub.

 As this is the 30th R&M Festival, I would particularly like to thank David Cargill, Festival Committee Chair, and Bob Roberts, Treasurer of the R&M Association. Both have been involved in organising the Festival since it began. Over that period it has grown from just one week to 16 full days and we have raised over £100K for our charities. My thanks go also to all our other helpers, without whom, the Festival could not take place. Please come along and join us at as many of the events as possible where you will meet many of your neighbours and old friends and make some new friends as well. We look forward to seeing you all.David Silver, Chairman R&M Association

 

Festival Committee

Chairman: David Cargill, Secretary: Chris Wills

St John’s – Liz Bragg, Sean Sabbage, Richard Baxter; David Silver, Tom Evans,
Nick Hawkins, Bob Roberts, Eric Blackwell, Roy Godier, Raymond Rivron, Ralph
Vaughan, Karen Wright, Allan Cook, Maggie Roberts, Val Allen, Allan Buckle,
Nick Cooke, Julie Davies, Claire Davies (BDS), Gill Evans, Wendy Hamer Evans
(RGC), Betty Fitzgerald, Terry Fitzgerald, Sarah Jones (RCC), Natalie Porter,
Claire Skidmore (RPS), Stephen Thomas (police).