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Dwr Anafon
Dwr Anafon is the charity set up to distribute the disposable profits from the Ynni Anafon Energy scheme for community benefit. In 2018/19 this was £30,000.

The charity is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a board of trustees who allocate grants for appropriate projects.

The trustees of the charity will consider applications for grants for a wide range of projects. In 2017 to 2019 this was confined to projects within the village of Abergwyngregyn. The residents of the neighbouring village of Llanfairfechan will be able to apply for grants from January 2020.

Although in its infancy, the charity has already donated money so that a defibrillator could be installed at Yr Hen Felin, in the middle of the village, helped to fund a project to relocate the village war memorial and funded Tai Chi classes for the benefit of local residents.

To apply for a grant, please read the Guidance Notes and complete an 'Application Form for Individuals' or a 'Small Grant Application Form', depending on the type of project you are seeking funds for. Once completed, email to or send to Dŵr Anafon, Yr Hen Felin, Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0LP.

Dŵr Anafon Trustees

Nick Rushbrooke

Nick has lived in Llanfairfechan for fourteen years. He is a Chartered Civil, Water and Environmental Engineer, having worked in the water industry for over thirty years and retiring as a Director of United Utilities. Since then he has been Chairmen of various not-for-profit companies and charities in Merseyside and as a JP in Liverpool and Conwy. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside in 2006. His current interests include Llanfairfechan Town Twinning, Rotary, volunteering for the National Trust and being a Member of Glas Cymru. He is married to Mairead and, together they have three grown up children and two grand-daughters.

Christine Hume

Christine has lived in Aber, with her husband Tony, since 1984. They have two children who were born and raised in the village. Christine worked for the NHS as a nurse and then as a Health Visitor, covering Gwynedd and Conwy, and for seventeen years was based in Llanfairfechan and Aber. This gave a unique insight into the lives of families in the area and the issues that affect them. The opportunity to help local people through the auspices of Dwr Anafon is something she feels passionate about, and will endeavour to achieve. Christine’s interests include protection of the environment, travelling, gardening, birdwatching, reading, and looking after two grandchildren.

Chris Parry

Chris Parry is from Llanfairfechan, born and bred. He enjoys outdoor activities and takes a keen interest in local charities and clubs. Chris was educated in Ysgol Friars, Bangor, and is now the Head of Mathematics and Senior Teacher in the same school. He is married and has 2 children in Ysgol Friars too! Chris has been on the board of trustees since 2017 and is our treasurer.

Liz Gatehouse

Liz has lived in Aber for 45 years with her family. Her children have grown up here and went to Llandegai School and Friars School. She has been involved in many village activities including the Hydro project, Clwb Garddio, the Heritage Valley Partnership and editing the Aber newsletter. She has also been treasurer of three different organisations and knows how committees work. She worked at the Student Union Travel office for a number of years and the Citizens Advice Bureau for more than forty years. This advisory role gave her a wide knowledge of social issues. She has researched and contributed to the nomination procedures for two Queen’s Awards, including one for ARC - both were successful.

Jacqui Bugden

Jacqui has lived in Aber with her partner Ian since December 2011. Her past career was in education and in psychology. She ran a business in Liverpool providing child psychology reports in Family Court which enabled her to build up business and legal skills. She is a Director of ARC and was a founding Director of Ynni Anafon Energy, being actively involved in the creation of Anafon Hydro.

Roger Williams

Roger has lived in Abergwyngregyn since 2014, after spending 20 years living in Birmingham. He has a degree in Agricultural Biochemistry and a PhD in Microbial Biochemistry, having studied at Aberystwyth University. Roger has worked in the medical diagnostics industry for 25 years and now works as a Validation Engineer at Siemens Healthineers in Llanberis. He has two boys who are studying at University and lives in the village with his partner Susie. He has been a Director of ARC since 2015.

Rita Roberts

Rita is married with two daughters who now live in Cardiff. She has lived in Abergwyngregyn for the last 42 years and had previously visited to stay with family every school holiday since she was 4 years old. She completed her nursing training at Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Midwifery and District Nurse training in Bangor. She worked as a Community Team Leader in Bethesda and Bangor for over 36 years, until retiring recently. Rita sits on the Committee for Aber Almshouses, ARC, Aber Snooker Club, and is Clerk to the Community Council. As somewhere which has always been close to her heart, she is eager to make a meaningful contribution to village life in Aber, and to ensure that the community works together to give its residents the best possible surroundings to live. This includes facilities, a sustainable environment and a safe neighbourhood where residents take care of each other, particularly its most vulnerable individuals.

Sheila Pedigrew

Sheila has lived in Aber for 32 years. She was employed for 22 years, until her retirement, as a Retail Manager and Product Range Developer for the National Trust at Penrhyn Castle. She now works as a Retail Volunteer in Aberconwy House. Her hobbies include DIY, sewing, gardening, reading and eating out.

Wynn Griffiths

Wynn Griffiths

Wynn’s family have lived in Aber for generations and he was born and has lived his whole life in Abergwyngregyn. He farms above the village and is also a fencing contractor. Wynn has played a prominent role in community affairs for many years, serving as a Community Councillor, Director of the Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company with particular responsibility for servicing the Aber Falls car parks.

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