The logo of Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias

"Thank you very much indeed for the excellent two-day seminar that you gave us in Caernarfon. It was most illuminating and so well presented - we will start to implement the learning ASAP!"

Elinor Bennett – Trustee, CGWM

David has been involved with Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (CGWM) since 2013, when he ran Brighton Marathon to raise money for their work and, in particular, to support the Ben Muskett Scholarship.

Based in Caernarfon, CGWM provides high quality music tuition, performance opportunities and music engagement for people of all ages through a range of projects and ensembles. CGWM is also responsible for the Wales Harp Festival – an annual celebration of the harp and its important role in Welsh culture.

In 2017, CGWM became the first organisation to be supported through Apollo Fundraising’s CSR programme. In addition to two days of fundraising training for the staff team, we will be supporting their work in a number of ways throughout the year. This includes:

  • Sponsoring the first six months of their subscription to
  • Providing ongoing support as they implement an Individual Giving programme
  • Reviewing Trust and Grant proposals

To find out more about CGWM’s work, visit their website –

You can also find out more about the Wales Harp Festival.

A slate plaque inscribed with Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias - Ben Muskett Scholarship
A PowerPoint presentation title slide for a workshop on Individual and Corporate Giving