MUDIAD Meithrin will hold its new fund-raising campaign for its provisions called ‘Dau Gi Bach’ between 1-7 October this year.

Dau Gi Bach’ is a title of a well-known nursery rhyme (which means ‘Two Little Dogs’). This year’s campaign follows similar succesful Mudiad Meithrin campaigns over the last few years which have included breaking the world record for holding ‘The World’s Biggest Pyjama Party’ and ‘Rhywbeth Neis, Neis i De’ (Something Nice Nice for Tea – which involved the Cylchoedd Meithrin hosting afternoon teas for the community for a small fee).

The aim of the fund-raising events is to raise money for Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), Cylchoedd Ti a Fi (Welsh-medium parent and toddler groups) and day nurseries based on the nursery rhyme ‘Dau Gi Bach’. The provisions will organise walks or nature rambles for families at a local wood, path or park with the families paying a small fee for taking part.

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin’s Chief Executive said:
We are always trying to support our provisions’ fund-raising events, not only to help them to support themselves as a business but also as a tool to get families together to enjoy socialising with each other, to bring the Welsh language alive and to create a feeling that they belong to the Mudiad’s ‘one big family’.

The ‘Dau Gi Bach’ campaign is sponsored on a national level by Pero, the Betws y Coed-based dog food company in Conwy.

Iola Jones, Mudiad Meithrin’s Head of Communication and Partnership Team, said:
We are very pleased that we have created a new partnership as part of this campaign by collaborating with a Welsh company with the perfect name for the ‘Dau Gi Bach’ campaign, namely the dog food company, Pero!”

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park have sponsored the two competitions which are part of the campaign, one of them being a competition for children attending Cylchoedd Meithrin to create a 3D craft on the theme using an old shoe-box, and another which is open for any child to draw a background picture for the two dogs.

Iola Jones added:

“We are pleased that Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are happy to support this campaign. The ‘Dau Gi Bach’ campaign will encourage parents to go for a walk as a family to enjoy quality familiy time, and learn more about the world around them, as well as get plenty of fresh air and exercise at the same time!”

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