2019 Royal Welsh Show

Thank you to everyone who called to see us on our stand at the Royal Welsh Show hosted by Pembrokeshire Federation of WIs. The eye catching display Pembrokeshire -The Beautiful Wild West attracted show goers to the stand and inspired many to leave their thoughts about climate change on the Show the Love green heart display.

Highlights from the week included the judging of the Rose Bowl and Brecon Cup competitions; the launch of our new on-line Welsh language course; and the Our Health in Our Hands debate.


Congratulations to the winners of our competitions at the Royal Welsh Show based on the theme Bees and Trees:-

Brecon Cup (floral art displays)
1st – Glamorgan
2nd – Pembrokeshire
3rd – Powys Montgomery

Rose Bowl
(produce and handicraft)
1st – Gwynedd Caernarfon
2nd – Sir Gâr/Carmarthenshire
3rd – Ceredigion

Learn Welsh on-line course for WI members

A new on-line course for WI members interested in learning Welsh was launched at the Royal Welsh Show on 23 July. Developed by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, the 10-hour course will allow members to learn Welsh in their own time and at their own pace.

At the launch event, Jean Hurrell, Chair of Powys Montgomery Federation shared her experiences of learning Welsh.

The course is available for members to access from the following link:-

NFWI-Wales Chair Mair Stephens at the launch of the Learn Welsh course

Jean Hurrell, Chair of Powys Montgomery Federation

Our Health in Our Hands Debate

This event brought together members and other stakeholders to discuss some of the WI’s current campaigns including mental health, alleviating loneliness and food poverty. The event was addressed by Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood, Public Health Wales; Katie Davies, Wales YFC Vice-Chairman; and Beca Lyne-Pirkis, cook, food writer and TV presenter.

Read the report of the event.

Rhiannon Beaumont-Wood, Katie Davies and Beca Lyne-Pirkis

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