On Tuesday 24 July at 3.00pm in the S4C Building at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Mudiad Meithrin will launch its new fund-raising campaign for its provisions called ‘Dau Gi Bach’.
‘Dau Gi Bach’ is a title of a well-known nursery rhyme (which means ‘Two Little Dogs’) and the campaign will be held during 1-7 October this year. It 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 Baby 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 will also encourage parents to go for a walk as a family and learn more about the world around them, as well as get plenty of fresh air and exercise at the same time!”
The ‘Dau Gi Bach’ campaign is sponsored by Pero, the Betws y Coed-based dog food company.
Iola Jones, Mudiad Meithrin’s Head of Communication and Partnership Team, said:
“We are very pleased to announce that we have created a brand 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!”
Jonathan Rees, one of Pero’s company Directors, said:
“We are very happy to announce our partnership with Mudiad Meithrin for the 2018 ‘Dau Gi Bach’ campaign. Pero was established in north Wales in the 1980’s, consequently we have great belief in campaigns that help local areas. Cylchoedd Meithrin are incredibly important in ensuring that young children get the best possible start and we are happy to support this.”
Mudiad Meithrin’s unique character, Dewin and Doti will also be taking part in the ‘Dau Gi Bach’ initiative by playing a central role in a new Mudiad Meithrin competition, ‘Ble mae Doti?’ (Where is Doti?) to promote the campaign.
Iola Jones, added:
“We will share a photo on our social media of Doti taken at a different location every week during the 10 week period between the Royal Welsh Show and the start of the ‘Dau Gi Bach’ campaign. Then we will ask people to visit these locations once they have identified them and send a photo of themselves there to have a chance of winning a prize consisting of Dewin and Doti merchandise.”