Mayor’s charity dinner helps fund Bailey Hill appeal

Eira Hughes from the Friends group with Robin Guest

Former Mayor of Mold Robin Guest’s successful year in office culminated with a charity dinner dance and auction at Soughton Hall in May. More than 100 people attended, raising over £3,000 for the Mayor’s charities of the year – Flintshire Young Carers and Friends of Bailey Hill.

Robin’s donation to the Friends of Bailey Hill comes at a critical time as the group rises to the challenge of raising a massive £2,500 by the beginning of September to ‘match fund’ a grant of £5,000 awarded by Groundwork UK, for their ‘X Marks the Spot’ Treasured Spaces campaign.

Bailey Hill is an important open public space, a Scheduled Ancient Monument with a Motte and two Baileys, and the birth place of Mold. The Treasured Spaces campaign will enable work to start on the improvement master plan for Bailey Hill.

With the grant the Friends of Bailey Hill will:

  • Clear the undergrowth on and around the Motte
  • Plant native wildflowers
  • Erect a variety of boxes for bats and birds among the large trees

These activities will complement Flintshire County Council’s future plans for the improvement and conservation of the ancient monument.

If you would like to make a donation please go to the Groundwork Appeal’s page at:

www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/xmarks/appeals/Category/X-marks-projects
and follow the links to Bailey Hill.

or call into Mold Town Council’s office in the Town Hall on Earl Road, Mold

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