Clwyd officially becomes the RWAS Feature County for 2020

Clwyd officially becomes the RWAS Feature County for 2020

At the RWAS Council meeting in Builth Wells on Friday (6 December) Clwyd, which compromises the current counties of Conwy, Cheshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham officially became the 2020 Feature County for the Royal Welsh for 2020.

Clwyd had already announced following last year’s council meeting that their President is Harry Fetherstonhaugh and their Ambassador is Lowri Lloyd Williams. Both have been busy fulfilling their roles as Elects over the past 12 months. The county’s fundraising team have been busy throughout 2019 as they start on their fundraising efforts. Events have included a Country Fair in Ruthin, Camel racing at Llangollen, a 20.20 mile walk around the vale, bingo evenings, pimms and puddings and much more.

The county has been divided into 4 sub-committee’s covering Flintshire, Wrexham and Llangollen, Ruthin Denbigh and Conwy and a newly formed young people’s committee.

During the Council meeting both Harry and Lowri delivered speeches as they accepted their roles.

Harry spoke how “having your fellow peers on your County Advisory Committee voting for you to be President in the county’s feature year is both an enormous honour but most humbling.”

“My 40 odd years of involvement with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society have been a joy and throughout this period I have made countless friends.”

“The Clwyd year will now step up a gear from an already pretty hectic 2019, with fundraising activities on a weekly basis with the prerequisite that all events must be fun”.

“Davina and I are thoroughly looking forward to our new roles and we thank everyone in Clwyd, particularly the fundraising team for being so hugely supportive.”

Lowri spoke about how she was very proud, humbled and indeed excited to be the Ambassador for Clwyd, and look forward to representing and promoting the Society objectives during the next year.

“I am planning on committing 20 days in 2020 to promote the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in my role as Ambassador.

“Some of the highlights for me during my year as Ambassador Elect was being involved with Cows on Tour during their visit to Wrexham and Newtown in May, the camel racing event in Llangollen and attending 14 county shows across Clwyd during the summer of 2019.”

“I would like to urge anyone in Clwyd who attends the Royal Welsh and wishes to get involved or support us in our fundraising effort to go at our website and follow us on social media- there will definitely be an event suitable for everyone during 2020”.

In January, Clwyd 2020 will welcome Amanda Owen, the Yorkshire Shepherdess to their Presidents Dinner at the Kinmel Mannor. Tickets for this event have already sold out.