What It’s All About

The Festival is organised by the Heulwen Trust which is a charity formed in 1985. The festival is our main fund raising activity. 

Heulwen means Sunshine in Welsh and the Trust hopes to bring a glimmer of sunshine into the lives of people who suffer with a problem whether of the body or of the mind.

Our largest expense is keeping our canal boats water-worthy, which is what the music festival aims to pay for every year, so that we can continue to provide a little sunshine to vulnerable and less abled adults and children in the form of exciting, scenic canal boat trips through some of the most beautiful Welsh countryside.

We operate two narrow boats, the newest being launched in June 2009. Both are purpose-built to cater for the special needs of our passengers. Each boat is manned by a trained captain, and has catering and toilet facilities.

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