Dyngarol Campaigns

The Urdd has organised several campaigns with various charities including Christian Aid, NSPCC, Childline and Shelter Cymru.

Agor Drysau 2004-2006
‘Agor Drysau’ (Opening Doors) was a campaign run by the Urdd and Shelter Cymru, and raised awareness of homelessness amongst young people. Many workshops were held around Wales. A special weekend was held at the Urdd’s residential centre in Cardiff where a group of young people came together to compose a series of verses ‘Dwy Ochr y Stryd’ under the supervision of Grahame Davies. During the Urdd National Eisteddfod in 2005 many Welsh celebrities were asked to sign a special door and this door was presented to Ysgol yr Eifl, Trefor for composing a Christmas carol in the competition held by the Urdd and Shelter Cymru.

Croeso Calcutta 2001-2004
‘Croeso Calcutta’ (Welcome Calcutta) was a campaign run by Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Christian Aid. The main aim of the campaign was to educate the young people of Wales and to raise awareness of young people’s lives in Calcutta, India. The Urdd organised a trip for Urddaholics from Wales to Calcutta, and a group of dancers from Calcutta came to Wales to stay at the residential centres at Llangrannog and Glan-llyn. Young people have had great experiences, have learnt good citizenship skills, broadened their horizons and have enjoyed every moment!

Childline and NSPCC 2000-2001
Childline and NSPCC helplines were at the centre of this campaign. Many schools and Urdd branches organised activities o raise money. Special courses were held for Urddaholics to raise awareness of both charities amongst the Urdd members. Urdd staff organised a sponsored walk from
Cywarch Valley over Aran Benllyn to Llanuwchlyn!