A COMMUNITY group which promotes the Welsh language has raised over £200 for Flintshire Foodbank.

Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam, which is based in Mold business park, donated £200.05 to the foodbank from the proceeds raised through carol singing over Christmas.

On Friday, representatives from the organisation presented a cheque to Sue Leake, manager of Flintshire Foodbank.

Members of Menter Iaith visited a host of Flintshire pubs over Christmas to spread the festive cheer while raising money for the good cause.

The carols were all sung in Welsh and it is the fourth year running that the organisation has organised the 'Carol Crawl'.

Menter Iaith works to promote the Welsh language in the community, and helps organise events to let people come together to use their Welsh in the community.

Rhian Davies, who handed over the cheque on behalf of Menter Iaith, said: "Christmas is feeling very far back by now, but it was an honour to visit the Flintshire Food Bank on Friday to hear about their work and to present a cheque of £200.05 for them following the money during the carol singing.

"The Carol Crawl is a very popular event, for those who do the singing, and the drinkers in the pubs that we visit."

"Thanks once again to everyone who attended the evening and for donating so generously towards such a good cause."

Sue Leake said: "Many thanks to Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam who visited us on Friday and presented a cheque for £200.05 following carol singing over Christmas.

"The donations are vital and will go toward the running costs of our foodbank support people in crisis in our community."