RoSPA at The Royal Welsh Show

RoSPA House was an interesting sight at 5:30am on a Tuesday. We were at work at that unearthly hour because five staff had a journey to Powys to complete, so we could take part in this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

RoSPA stand at the Royal Welsh Show

RoSPA stand at the Royal Welsh Show

We were invited by Wales YFC, who have chosen us as their charity of the year. Safety is very important to their chairman Iwan and sadly Wales YFC has lost a number of young members in road accidents.

None of us had attended an agricultural show before, so you can imagine our delight when we were entertained by sheep shearing, herding and stock judging competitions (not to mention the interesting aromas coming from the food tent!).

At the show we provided advice and resources for young people and their parents;

Wales YFC members helping to judge one of the day's competitions

Wales YFC members helping to judge one of the day’s competitions

including leaflets, freebies, 50 free young driver profilers and a fun safety quiz with a Kindle prize! We also handed out luminous snap bands, which were extremely popular with passing children.

It was great to run a stall in the YFC area; we were able to witness how brilliant its

young members are. There were dozens of them wearing white coats and judging several of the competitions.

Wales YFC chairman Iwan

Wales YFC chairman Iwan

Members were also taking part in dancing and talent competitions or competing in different challenges. They were all working hard on something be it making milkshakes, teas and biscuits or providing information at stalls.

They were very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. We would definitely return next year, perhaps we’ll bring some paper weights as it was extremely windy!

Tess Bowen

Tess Bowen

These young people were inspiring and we are proud to be their chosen charity. We

look forward to our continuing work with them to save lives and reduce accidents!

Tess Bowen, campaigns and fundraising assistant

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