Fundraising Tunes at the Tipi
11:01am Friday 16th May 2014 in News
A Cardigan man has organised a charity gig featuring popular local performers to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis Society Cymru.
Aled Evans was diagnosed with MS in 2000, and his dad with the same disease in 1992, so the cause is very close to his heart.
Despite this diagnosis Aled continued his work as a Chartered Surveyor, based in Cardiff, until four years ago when the disease took away his sight, speech and use of one leg.
He recovered within a few months to around 80% and as a result an aggressive disease modifying treatment has been prescribed.
The side effects mean that work is no longer an option for Aled, and his monthly trips to the Heath Hospital are followed by a week of recovery.
Following his relapses Aled began to spend time with the MS Society on a volunteer basis when possible, and began organising fundraising events, and so has been involved in raising considerable and much needed funds.
Aled wanted to do something in Cardigan after moving home, and came up with the idea of Twrw yn y Tipi/Tunes at the Tipi.
He said: “Being friends with all of the performers has helped greatly as all have been only too happy to help, and a gig in Cardigan simply has to include Jess and Ail Symudiad, and Tommo’s recent high profile move to Radio Cymru means that the best entertainment Cardigan can offer is complete.
“The night promises to be a great celebration of the exceptional talent that has emerged from Cardigan.”
The gig takes place at The Pizza Tipi, Rivers Edge, Cardigan on June 14, 7pm until late.
Aled added: “Fforest have been only too willing to associate themselves with the MS Society and host the event and contribute and help raise funds for MS.”
Tickets are available on-line at www.eventbrite.co.uk – Search for Twrw
Anyone who cannot be there on the night, but would like to contribute, can visit www.justgiving.com/Aled-EvansTwrw.