A FOLK festival held at Newcastle Emlyn to raise awareness and funding for an epilepsy charity could become an annual event.

Organiser Jen Leigh organised the festival at Dolbryn campsite at the weekend for SUDEP Action, in memory of her brother Michael Morris, and estate agent who died aged 47 two years ago.

Mr Miller had played football the night before and his partner found him dead the following day after he had suffered an epileptic fit.

“He had not had a fit (epileptic) in years,” said Mrs Leigh. “SUDEP Action proved a massive support. They were amazing and so helpful. They just explained everything to us and from that moment on I decided I wanted to help them.”

Mrs Leigh, from Glanamman, dreamed up the idea of the festival to give something back to the charity, while also raising its profile.

Around 200 people attended the weekend and while the weather did not help, Mrs Leigh hopes to have raised more than £500 and is keen to stage the festival again next year.

“It was a brilliant experience and everyone was so supportive as I had never done anything like this before,” said Mrs Leigh.

“I was worried that we would not break even but we hope to have made around £500 for the charity and we have had such positive feedback from both visitors and artists that we have decided to do it again next year.

“The location was perfect, everyone enjoyed it and there was a great family vibe. Hopefully, next year will be bigger and better as I learned a lot while organising it.

“At first, I was so nervous I could not really relax but it could not have gone better. We planted a memorial tree and there was a woodland walk in Michael’s memory. It was a fitting tribute.”