Happening Ni Yw Y Byd

Y Cwt Lleuad / The Moon Hut – bidding open now (as seen on S4C)


Y Cwt Lleuad / The Moon Hut

Highest bid: £1150.00

This is your chance to own Y Cwt Lleuad (The Moon Hut), a unique cabin designed and built by designer Gwyn Eiddior especially for S4C’s Lle Bach Mawr TV programme.

The hut has been converted from a garden shed and transformed into a quaint little cabin, the perfect place to relax in your garden while gazing at the moon, stars and planets in the night sky, or to have a break during the day.

Inspired by the shape and shape of lunar vehicle Neil Armstrong and his moon landing crew, for the first time this is your personal space centre in your garden! A place for the children to play and imagine themselves as astronauts in the milky way, or a quiet place for adults to relax after a hard day.

As well as winning the cabin itself, we will also arrange to have it built in your garden.

The details

The cabin is made of wood, including a modified flat-pack garden shed with a clear plastic roof, set on a platform of bespoke wooden decking above the floor. The whole structure is mounted on wooden legs that can be raised on flat or uneven ground. The cabin can be retrofitted on legs up to 1.2m / 4ft from the floor, however we can place it much closer to the ground if needed, e.g. so that young children can use the cabin safely.

The cabin itself is;

Width – 2.4mtr / 8ft
Depth – 1.8mft / 6ft
Height – 2.4mtr / 8ft

With the Decking Platform and stairs;

Width – 2.7mtr / 9ft
Depth [without stairs] 3.7mtr / 12ft
Depth [with steps] – 4.5mtr / 15ft
Height – up to 3.7 mtr / 12ft

The cabin has a door, 3 windows and a clear corrugated acrylic roof.

Y Cwt Lleuad does not include the furniture and lighting you will find in this episode of Lle Bach Mawr, but Gwyn Eiddior can give advice and how to decorate it and where to buy lights and decorations.

Once Gwyn Eiddior has arranged to install Y Cwt Lleuad and ensure that this is done securely and securely it will be the purchaser’s responsibility to maintain the cabin [including handling and protecting the timber] and ensure the safety of the structure.

Removal and installation costs

As well as the value of the ‘winning bid’ there will be an additional charge for the costs of moving the cabin. There is a charge of 80p per mile from Garndolbenmaen to the new location of Y Cwt Lleuad.

Alternatively if you have the means to collect the hut yourself from Garndolbenmaen we can arrange this.

The cause

The cost of the hut will be given entirely to Tarian Cymru: Ni Yw Y Byd – helping communities around the world in the time of Covid.


Highest bid: £1150.00

Email your bid to

The winner will be the person with the highest bid (as long as this is higher than the reserve price) on:
Monday 24th August 2020 at 7PM.

That is the closing time and date. No bids after that will be considered. Pob lwc!

First appeal Statement

Rare Richard Burton script being auctioned for Tarian Cymru appeal


A rare script owned by acting icon Richard Burton is being auctioned online to raise money for Tarian Cymru’s PPE appeal.

Richard Burton was just 19-years old when cast in the 1945 radio version of the play The Corn is Green, which was produced by his long-term mentor, collaborator and friend Philip Burton.

This was a very early acting assignment for Richard Burton, who had not yet become a full time working actor – to say nothing of the household name he would become through his Hollywood successes and much reported relationship with fellow actor Elizabeth Taylor.

The script is typewritten and contains numerous notes and annotations which are thought to have been pencilled by Richard Burton himself.

It was discovered by the Welsh writer Richard King during the clearance of his parents’ home in Newport. The author states ‘I’m aware of a relation, possibly a great-great aunt, who worked at the BBC during the war and assume that it was through her that the script came into my family’s possession. My parents were also very active in amateur dramatics in the late 1950s at places such as Oxford House in Risca, so a local drama society that had used the radio adaptation script may also be a source’

The Corn Is Green was originally broadcast in January 1945 on the BBC’s Home Service. Such radio plays were a vital source of art and entertainment to a public coping with the prolonged ordeal of the Second World War. Richard Burton himself is known to have worked for the local wartime Co-operative committee, handing out supplies in exchange for coupons in the suburbs of Port Talbot.

Tarian Cymru distributes personal protective equipment (PPE) to health and care workers in Wales. Carl Morris, co-organiser of the appeal, said “We at the appeal were overjoyed to be given this amazing and fascinating script, which is of tremendous importance to the history of the dramatic arts, and of course Richard Burton fans. This auction is very exciting – it starts at 99p so almost anybody can bid. Who will become the lucky owner of this hard-to-find script? All the support for the appeal has been overwhelming, in all of its forms – from musicians, to organisations, to sports challenges, to donations from individual supporters, and auctions like this. Every penny that we raise by this and other means goes towards buying and distributing PPE for our health and care workers around Wales.”

  • The auction and photos of the script can be accessed on eBay.
  • Richard Burton was a Welsh actor born as Richard Jenkins in 1925 in Pontrhydyfen near Port Talbot and Neath. He was nominated for an Academy Award seven times, and is closely associated in the public consciousness with his second wife, actor Elizabeth Taylor.
  • The play The Corn is Green was written by noted actor and dramatist Emlyn Williams – who was also a close friend of Richard Burton. It was adapted for radio by T Rowland Hughes and first broadcast on Saturday Night Theatre, BBC Home Service on 27th January 1945. Gladys Young and Jesse Evans also acted in the radio adaptation.
  • The producer of the radio play was Philip Burton, who was Richard Burton’s teacher, mentor, and legal ward since 1943 – hence Richard’s change of surname from Jenkins to Burton. The two men would collaborate on projects and remain close for many years.
  • Tarian Cymru (translation: “Shield of Wales”) is an all-Wales campaign to provide protective equipment to key workers. The fundraising campaign was started by volunteers on April 6th.
  • The money raised has now passed £76,000, and over 200,000 pieces of PPE have been delivered.
  • The fundraising campaign is run as a crowdfunding initiative on the GoFundMe platform, with a team of volunteers working to get the right PPE to the workers who need it most.
  • Health and care professionals who are working without adequate PPE are advised to contact the appeal through the form.
  • To donate go to the GoFundMe page.
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Listen: Corona Revolver, Carwyn Ellis, Gentle Good, Stiwdio Sain, Elin Fflur, a mwy


All of the artists below have released tunes in support of Tarian Cymru. There’s a wide variety of styles, and something for everybody.

All profits go towards buying and distributing PPE (personal protective equipment) to health and care workers in Wales. (No fees on Bandcamp on 5th June!)

Buy, listen, and enjoy!

Carwyn Ellis

Carwyn is known as the leader of the marvellous Colorama and Rio 18.

He’s released a single…

… AND an EP, to support the appeal as a solo artist.

Corona Revolver

Waw! Here is a whole list of musicians from the Cardiff scene and beyond who’ve radically reinterpreted the classic album Revolver by The Beatle. The album is free of charge to raise awareness so please donate generously if you like the album.

Carys Eleri

Two comedy songs from the singer, actor, composer from the Tumble, near Llanelli!

Charlotte Church, Erin Richards, Nick Helm and Owain Wyn Evans appear in the videos: Fat ‘n’ Clean a Beyond the Fence.

Elin Fflur

Brand new today!

An inspirational pop anthem called Enfys (translation: rainbow).

Buy Enfys

Stiwdio Sain

Pan gawni fynd allan eto
Mi fydd y byd i gyd yn newydd

Who are Stiwdio Sain?

They are…

Guto Dafydd
Gethin Griffiths
Aled Wyn Hughes
Angharad Jenkins
Ifan Emlyn Jones
Owain Roberts
Branwen Haf Williams
Georgia Ruth Williams
Osian Huw Williams

Georgia Ruth is working on a various artists collaborative collection of remixes of her tunes!

John Nicholas & The South Wales Collective

Download free of charge, then please donate generously.

Who are The South Wales Collective performing this original song by John Nicholas?

… John Adams, Tom Auton, Holy Home Video, Sons of Owen, Bryony Sier, Whiskey Lies (Chris Morris), Laura Power, Pay The Man, LUNA TIDES (Thomas James), Julia Harris, Tomos Lewis, Stuart Paton, Lowri Thomas, John Nicholas, Eleri Angharad, Fire Fences (Aaron Nicholas), The Blims (Martin Dann), James Davies, Nathan Warnes.

The Gentle Good

Diolch i Gareth Bonello for his early support for the appeal.

“An original composition to evoke the feeling of swimming in rivers. ‘Oifad’ is South West Welsh dialect for swimming. Nearly 5 minutes of instrumental music and birdsong to take you back to the riverside.”


Musicians… Please let us know if we need to include any other music releases on the list.

Diolch i Gruff Rhys, Gwenno, Adwaith, R Seiliog… for contributing merch and records for sale. Thanks to Jean Jacques Smoothie, Hoy and friends, and others who have done performances and gigs online.

Thanks so much to all the artists and to you for listening and supporting.

First appeal Update (GoFundMe)

Do you know somebody who can do a sponsored challenge to support Tarian Cymru?


Thank you so much for supporting health and care workers through the Tarian Cymru appeal.

Over the coming weeks the work will continue – because there’s still a huge need for PPE in our care homes and NHS Wales sites.

The S4C magazine programme Heno did a superb item about Tarian Cymru. Watch Heno here starting from 19:30, with subtitles in English.

Do you know somebody who can do a sponsored challenge to support Tarian Cymru?

Other people are cycling, walking, running, taking photos, shaving their hair off and more… to raise money for PPE.

Read this guide, and pass it on.

First appeal Happening

Tarian Cymru’s second auction: bidding open now


We hereby announce the second Tarian Cymru auction, to raise money to buy PPE for health and care workers in Wales.

Send your bids by email with your name and telephone number to (please note that bidding closes at 1pm on Sunday 24 May 2020).


Send your bids by email with your name and telephone number to (please note that bidding closes at 1pm on Sunday 24 May 2020).

First appeal Update (GoFundMe)

Care homes: the need


Some areas of Wales have not reached a peak number of Covid-19 cases. According to some estimates, certain areas in Wales could be one month away from their peak.

Workers and residents at care homes in Wales are NOT being tested for Covid-19, as a matter of official policy. They cannot find out if they are infected by the virus.

Some people reading this update have family who are affected. People are dying.

Care home workers regularly don’t have protective equipment.

This week we’re contacting more workers at care homes and domiciliary support services across Wales – to offer PPE free of charge. We’re able to reach more of the sector now, thanks to a data set of 1451 sites we’ve received.

A lot of people are affected. Think about the residents, service users, workers, and all of their households and families.

Our communication with, and provision to, workers at NHS Wales hospitals and other sites also continues.

Here is one message from many that I need to share with you:

“Antur Waunfawr supports 75 adults with learning disabilities, many of whom are in the ‘high risk’ category should they develop Covid-19 symptoms.”

“We were struggling to find adequate supplies of PPE for our support workers, and heard that Tarian Cymru may be able to help with our appeal. We filled in a short questionnaire online… and in no time Tarian Cymru had sourced and donated visors and FFP2 masks for us. We’re so grateful for their support and we would recommend any health workers in need of PPE to contact them.”

“Thank you Tarian Cymru and everyone that has supported their crowdfunding appeal!”

Thank you so much to the 862 people and groups who have helped health and care workers – through donating money to Tarian Cymru’s work in its first three weeks.

Thank you to the community groups, musicians, poets, activists, armchair auctioneers, actors, sports teams, choirs, and everybody else who has shared the campaign and raised money.

We’ve just reached the £50,000 target – but there is much still to be done.

The new target of £100,000 reflects the seriousness of the situation, and our hopes to meet more need.

Please share the link with at least two people you know today.

Photos: Tŷ Llandaff / Antur Waunfawr

First appeal Media

Tarian Cymru featured on S4C’s Newyddion programme

“y darian eisoes yn amddiffyn gweithwyr rheng flaen y gwasanaeth iechyd” (the shield is already defending frontline workers of the health service)

This is the Newyddion programme, the nightly news on Wales’ Welsh-language TV channel S4C – reporting on Monday night how people across Wales are supporting health and care workers through the Tarian Cymru initiative.

First appeal Happening

The 400: opportunity to win Joe Allen’s shirt


Here’s your special and unique opportunity to win Joe Allen’s signed shirt.

This was the shirt he wore at Cymru versus Croatia football game in 2012.

An opportunity like this doesn’t present itself very often.

Each available number is a chance to win, and costs £20.

Head to this Facebook post to buy a number (or two…) and a chance to win.

All money goes to Tarian Cymru initiative: personal protective equipment for health and care workers in Wales.

First appeal Update (GoFundMe)

PPE: beyond the £20,000


Dear Everybody

It looks like we will have serious PPE problems in Wales for some time.

Our health minister said there were ‘a few days’ full PPE left – and that was Tuesday, on BBC Wales News.

For the summer (at least) there will be need to be community responses for health and care workers – where official efforts have fallen short.

New target

You helped reach the target of £20,000 on Thursday night, and thank you so much.

We have immediately set a new target of £50,000.

The immediate need is ordering more medical gowns for our health workers. We’re distributing some already, but they go rapidly. We never sit on boxes of PPE.

Tarian Cymru has ordered these items: gloves, medical gowns, masks, and visors.

“We’re just using paper masks, and my heart missed a beat when I got the phone call. Thank you so much, I can’t begin to tell you how grateful we are.”
Anonymous, hospital in north Wales

Please: share, share, SHARE:

See the Tarian Cymru blog for some ideas and inspiration.

The work

As well as ordering, Tarian Cymru has partnered with local manufacturing projects for visors, including Crymych Community Project and Ysgol Bro Morgannwg.

We are developing our distribution networks and teams to reach ALL of Wales’ hospitals, health, and care sites. Everybody is volunteering.

Having so much support – financial, practical, and moral – is so encouraging.

Every step of the way we’re sharing our supplier contacts with the authorities in Wales, and will adapt all activity based on need.

Above is a picture of Ward H, Morriston Hospital, Swansea this week.

Please share

Please share the Tarian Cymru website, tweets, and Facebook posts to encourage friends to donate.

First appeal Update (GoFundMe)

A few ideas on how to help health and care workers in Wales

Dear Friend

Tarian Cymru needs your help, to share the campaign – and help more health and care workers.

Together this week we broke through the £10,000 barrier. Thank you so much. Your generosity and love for our workers is overwhelming.

Care workers, we see you

Now that we’ve fulfilled the original target we have expanded to include workers in care homes and hospices, as well as those in NHS Wales. You’ve no doubt seen the news on the desperate situation for care workers. The new target is £20,000 to reflect this urgent need.

We’re not sitting on your donation money: it is being put to use straightaway on professional-standard equipment for workers.

The visors are being distributed today! We’ve also just placed a big order for medical gowns. These gowns give amazing protection and conform to strict international standards.

Next order

Now we need to order as many KN95/FFP2 masks as possible. The selected masks are NOT flimsy things from the hardware shop – they meet multiple strict quality standards. Health and care workers around Wales are routinely requesting these. It would be superb if we could order several thousand of them. That depends on budget.

Responding to need

Our volunteer team are liaising with health and care workers daily. If levels of need change across jobs and organisations then we will respond. If government, health boards, and other authorities are able to fulfil a need then we’ll move to address a need elsewhere.

Share the link

This is a powerful way to help. You can share the GoFundMe link. Alternatively the short version is

Below are some ideas.

Friends and family

Plus encourage friends and family to donate, and to share the link.

Online spaces

Do you run a website, podcast, Facebook group, Twitter account, or other media – big or small? Perhaps you are in a WhatsApp group – of three people or more? Plus plug the campaign in this online space.

Groups and organisations

Are you part of a society, club, sports team, choir, political party grouping, place of worship, or similar? Please let your friends and colleagues know about the campaign. Ask whoever runs the communications to spread the message.


Do you play music? Can you do an online gig? Can you raise funds? Carwyn Ellis (Colorama, Rio 18) and Gareth Bonello (Gentle Good) have released music on their Bandcamp pages, from which all proceeds will go to Tarian Cymru’s work. Diolch iddyn nhw!


Are you able to offer artwork – whether existing or a new commission? Our fundraising team, again all volunteers, are putting together an auction. Please consider being included, and contact us for a quick chat.


If you have another idea for fundraising (quizzes, comedy, theatre, a lecture, a stunt, a happening, anything you can think of…) please start organising it. Just let us know about your plans via Twitter, Facebook, or email

Every donation you can encourage will count. GoFundMe is the best way to collect payment. If you need to take payment via a different method then please contact us.


P.S. Tarian Cymru is doing an auction in partnership with some well known names.