An eight-year-old schoolgirl has scooped the top prize in a competition to create a new ice cream sundae to help raise funds for the 2015 Urdd Eisteddfod.
Chloe Bull, from Bedwas, designed the new treat for Machen-based firm Hapus Ice Cream.
The Urdd 2015 Sundae boasts three scoops of vanilla, strawberry and mint ice cream to mirror the Urdd colours, with fresh cream, a wafer, sprinkles and an Urdd flag to finish.
It will be on sale at Hapus from this week until the launch of the Eisteddfod celebrations next May at Llancaiach Fawr.
All profits from the sale of the sundaes will be donated to the local Urdd appeal.
Hapus proprietors Richard and Siân Powell said they have a special fondness for the Urdd, as they have three children, studying at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili and Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Rhymni, who competed at this year’s Urdd Eisteddfod held in Bala, North Wales.
Siân explained: “Our girls have benefitted hugely from participating in the Urdd and we wanted to show our support by helping to raise funds for the Urdd when it visits our borough next year.”
The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest touring youth festivals.
As in previous years, the event is set to be a big hit, with a forecast of 100,000 visitors through the gates and 15,000 young people expected to compete during the course of the festival.
Local committees are already working hard to raise funds for the Urdd 2015.
Staging each Eisteddfod costs around £2 million, with 15% of this expected to come from local fundraising efforts.
Hapus have set themselves a challenge of raising £250 towards the Urdd appeal through sales of their Urdd 2015 Sundae.
The competition to design the new sundae was open to primary school pupils across the county borough.
For more information about the Urdd, visit www.eisteddfod.org.uk.