A CELEBRATION of music raised the roof of an Anglesey school and brought in £7000 for a new satellite hospice on Anglesey.

A fundraising concert organised by the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s chairman Councillor Dylan Rees was held on Friday, April 5.

The evening, which was hailed as "an outstanding success," got underway with a local band Brodyr Magee, followed by brass band Seindorf Beaumaris.

Côr Glanaethwy opened the second half and was followed by fellow Britain’s Got Talent star Gruffydd Wyn Roberts from Anglesey.

Throughout the evening Rhun Ap Iorwerth AM, who was the MC for the evening kept the audience entertained between acts

The event was sponsored by the Hogan Group and the money was raised through ticket sales, donations and proceeds from the raffle.

The cash will boost the current fundraising efforts for the St David’s Hospice satellite unit to be located within Penrhos Stanley Hospital, at Holyhead, and which is due to be opened in autumn 2019.

Cllr Rees is keen supporter of this local project having seen the work that the hospice in Llandudno and the Hospice at Home service carry out.

He said: “The response that I’ve had following the concert has been extremely positive.

"It’s clear that everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

"I’d like to thank the artists who took part and for providing us with an incredible evening of entertainment.

“We are so blessed to have such amazing local talent.

"I would also like to thank everyone who worked so hard on the organisational side to make the evening such a success.”

For more information about the new Anglesey Hospice visit the website: www.stdavidshospice.org.uk