THE fruits of a village near Abergele's labour in raising money for the National Eisteddfod will be broadcast live tomorrow.

Residents of Llangernyw have worked together to produced a community craft cider, named Seidr 'Steddfod, to raise money for next year's event in Llanrwst.

While the limited quantity of bottles is already selling fast, the drink will receive it's official launch at the Old Stagg pub live on S4C's Heno on Friday, November 30 at 7pm.

Cllr Garfild Lewis, one of the project's organisers, said: "After a meeting of the Bro Cernyw Eisteddfod Committee, myself and five friends went for a pint in the Old Stagg when the idea hit us.

"We thought we live in a rural area, we must have a good crop of apples somewhere and we might as well give it a go."

What followed was an intense two week period of harvesting to take advantage of a bumper year, with the village's farmers and Ysgol Bro Cernyw primary school donating apples from their seven tree orchard.

Cllr Lewis added: "We even had people showing up at my door with boxes and boxes of apples. it was a big community effort."

Following the harvest, cllr Lewis, who had never made cider before, and the other Seidr 'Steddfod team turned to the expertise of Antur Waunfawr - a charity near Caernarfon that funds its work with people with learning disabilities with tis own cider.

The volunteers then spent about a week carting carloads of apples to Gwynedd, before returning with about 550 bottles of their medium sweet beverage.

Cllr Lewis said: "We needed someone with the expertise and the correct license, so we said to the charity that if they helped us we would donate some of our proceeds to them.

"It was great fun with a good bunch of us getting together. I know I'm biased, but it's lovely - it tastes a bit like champagne."

The group gave an unofficial taster of Seidr 'Steddfod at last week's Christmas fair in Llangernyw, taking orders for more than 300 bottles when it officially goes on sale at the Stagg tomorrow.

To see the launch, tune in to S4C tomorrow at 7pm.