Brownies Support Guildhall Project

The 1st Llantrisant Brownies held a fundraising talent show for their families and friends and raised £300.00 for the town’s Guildhall restoration scheme.

The group of youngsters visited the medieval building on Llantrisant Castle green to see where their donation will be spent.

Brown Owl Mel Giles said: “The Brownies often hold activities on the Castle Green and have a genuine interest in the work being carried out at the Guildhall.

“So when we decided to hold a talent show they wanted all of the proceeds to go towards the building.

“They were thrilled at the opportunity of seeing the Guildhall reach its final phase of restoration and are looking forward to taking part in the many activities that will be offered there once completed”.

The talented group performed in a variety of roles from singers to dancers before a packed audience in the Parish Hall.

Guildhall Manager Dean Powell and fellow Guildhall Trust members John Dickason and John Jeremy presented the Brownies with a framed certificate to thank them for their support.

Following a year of restoration and construction work, the Trust are raising a further £50,000 to complete the interior of the building followed by a total exhibition fit out. 

As the centre of power for almost 700 years which governed an ancient borough established by a charter in 1346, the Guildhall has the opportunity to become central to the community of Llantrisant once again by boosting the local economy as it welcomes more visitors to the town and wider county borough.

Llantrisant Guildhall Restoration Project is being made possible due to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw, Garfield Weston Foundation, Welsh Church Act Fund, Visit Wales, Llantrisant Community Council, Llantrisant Town Trust and public donations.

Professional support has been given by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, which also granted listed building consent for the renovation.

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