Organisers of the Megaday music festival have celebrated raising £250,000 for Velindre Hospital by presenting it with cheque representing the total amount of money raised.
The fundraising event was first launched in 1995 and last year’s total of £20,000 means it has now hit the milestone.
The festival is held in memory of two local musicians, Andrew Nichols and Paul Grahame, who sadly both lost their lives to cancer.
Until his death in 2001, Paul had played at every Megaday with his band PG and the Tips and had also played a major role in organising the festival.
Last year’s Megaday was particularly poignant as its driving force, founder Steve Sullivan, announced he was standing down as its main organiser.
Mr Sullivan said: “The last 19 years have been a glowing tribute to the popularity and spirit of Andrew and Paul. They would be extremely moved to know that so many people have enjoyed raising so much money in their names for such a great cause.
“Megaday would like to sincerely thank everyone who has played their part over the years in making it all possible.”
This year will be the 20th Megaday. Organisers said final preparations are underway to make this year’s event extra special.