PHABSTOCK -4 raises over £3k for charities
PHABSTOCK - 4 Report
THE fourth Phabstock charity Bank Holiday music festival on the prom at Llandudno was blessed by good weather and some outstanding musicians as it extended its programme to cover all three days.
Funded by local business and grants from the town council and the county council, the event was also supported by community organizations, notably Ty Llewellyn, Crest Cooperative and Gloddaeth United Church.
The event is organized by 'tvwales.co.uk', founded by Glyn Hughes, supported by Rob Davies Films and this year was, supporting two local charities, PHAB who work with the disabled in the community and Hope Restored based at Gloddaeth United Church, who provide services for the homeless.
There was something for everyone in a very varied programme including local choir Singsation from Abergele and even a service on the prom on the Sunday led by the youth band from local church, Emmanuel. One of the purposes of 'tvwales.co.uk' is to encourage the development of young talent and there were outstanding debuts from 'Joe Berry' from 'Ruthin' and 'Hannah Williams' from 'Holyhead' as well as 11-year-old 'Jac Ellis Roberts' from Anglesey, by far the youngest ever artist to play at Phabstock."
'tvwales.co.uk' fundraiser and event controller 'Roger Boon' said: "There were 28 acts this year and it was the strongest programme we have put on so far. All the acts were well received and it is impossible to pick out the best. Of the bands however, there was no doubt that the 'Restless Venture' from Manchester, 'Midnight Runaway' from Shrewsbury and eighties band 'Flux' from Holyhead who closed the festival, were massively appreciated by the crowd as were 'Chicas' who garnered support from every age group.
The festival was formally opened by Llandudno mayor Carol Marubbi and not so formally by Town Cryer, Billy Baxter.
After the final gig the mayor closed the festival and the leaders of the two charities, Brenda Fogg of Hope Restored and Val Conway of Phab, made presentations to Roger Boon and Glyn Hughes for the work they put in to mounting the festival.
Roger and Glyn said: "We would like to thank all the bands and artists who performed for free for such good causes."
The event raised over £3k for the two charities.
Founder of PHAB, Val Con-way, said: "Phabstock is so well organized and just gets better and better each year. It was heart-warming to see so many volunteers helping and artists prepared to travel long distances to perform for free.