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Costa del Sol Welsh Society to host St David's Day festivities online

Cath John with Dewi the Dragon and secretary Debbie Benham.
Cath John with Dewi the Dragon and secretary Debbie Benham. / SUR
  • The event will present some of the coast's top entertainers, including Welsh favourites Ricky Lavazza and Mama Cath and the Soul Sisters

The Welsh Society Costa del Sol is hosting an online concert to celebrate the Feast of St David, the patron saint of Wales.

The organisation, which has hosted the annual festivities in Benalmádena for the past ten years, will use the occasion to raise funds for its chosen charity.

The society has so far raised more than 10,000 euros for national and international cancer charities, and also for numerous local worthy causes. This year, it has chosen the Fundación Española del Corazón (the Spanish heart foundation).

The event will present some of the coast's top entertainers, including Welsh favourites Ricky Lavazza, Laura Elen, and Mama Cath and the Soul Sisters, a trio fronted by Cath John, known as The Voice from the Valleys. Other artists scheduled to appear are Jason Oliver, Mario Ross, Wayne Michaels and Darci Winter, although other musicians and entertainers have pledged their support. Information concerning the line-up will be updated on the society's Facebook page.

The festivities, which will begin at 2pm on Monday 1 March, will include Welsh cookery demonstrations and a competition involving the organisation's mascot, Dewi the Dragon.

Welsh nationals (and anyone else who wants to participate) are invited to send in short videos of themselves wearing traditional Welsh clothing and symbols, which will be included in a montage of videos.