$10,000 donation boosts Eisteddfod

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THE Australian National Eisteddfod has received a donation of $10,000 from Dick Smith Foods, it has just been revealed at Sydney’s Wayside Chapel, where the first round of 37 donations was announced today.

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With Dick Smith is Simon Best, the Executive Committee Chairperson of the Australian National Eisteddfod

The contribution is part of the “One Million to Charity” campaign, sees $1m donated to charities nationally in 2014.

President of the Eisteddfod, Sylvia Tulloch, says: “With so many large well known charities competing for votes in the Dick Smith initiative, it was a fantastic achievement for our group of smaller but dedicated supporters to win the $10,000 donation to the organisation.”

According to Ms Tulloch, the funds will be used to support events already planned for the remainder of the year. The donation, she said, would not only ease some of the immediate pressures but also allow the organisation to continue with supporting the development and growth of performers, most of them children based in the Canberra region aims is to foster the growth of confidence and self-esteem in performers.

Each year and average of 5000 people perform at Eisteddfod events and receive feedback from experienced specialists in the field.

The first Eisteddfod sections for 2014, Bands & Orchestras, took place in late May. Coming events include Choirs (August 15-16), Singing (August 26-29), Piano (September 3-7) and Speech and Drama (September 8-10). For all details visit nationaleisteddfod.org.au

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