Ysbyty Gwynedd chaplain Rev Wynne Roberts has been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award.

Wynne has been recognised for raising thousands of pounds for charity through performing concerts across the country as his alter-ego, Elvis Presley.

He has now in the running to reach the final in the ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ category at this year’s Pride of Britain Awards in London.

The hospital chaplain said he only started singing three years ago in an effort to cheer up his mum and the other residents in her nursing home.

Wynne says the most important part of his work as Elvis is to sing and entertain those who are living with dementia, Wynne said: “That’s the part of the work that I absolutely love doing.”

“I’m humbled, this is a nomination for everyone”

On his award nomination, Wynne said: “Even though I’ve been nominated for this award for fund raising, in one sense I haven’t raised a penny, because it’s the people who have actually given the money to come to my shows and who put money into the bucket, when I’ve been doing the ‘Busk on Tour’ it’s those people really who this award is for.

“I’m humbled, but I’m not standing alone for this nomination. This is a nomination for everyone, so therefore, thank you to you all.”

Wynne will be discussing his charity work on ITV News at 6pm on Thursday with the winner of his category going forward to the main awards being announced on Friday.

Pob lwc Wynne!

Wynne Roberts – 'Pride of Britain' Award Nomination

Our very own hospital chaplain Wynne Roberts has been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award! Wynne has been recognised for raising thousands of pounds for charity through performing several concerts across the country as his alter-ego, Elvis Presley. He has now in the running to reach the final in the Fundraiser of the Year category at this year’s Pride of Britain Awards in London. Wynne will be discussing his charity work on ITV News at 6pm on Thursday with the winner of his category going forward to the main awards being announced on Friday. Good luck Wynne!

Posted by Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board on Monday, 16 October 2017