FUW’s ‘wooden horse’ race night for children’s hospices a great success

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01/09/2014 13:08

Children of all ages had a great time at the wooden horse race night


Farmers' Union of Wales Glamorgan and Gwent branches enjoyed a hugely successful wooden horse race night in aid of union president Emyr Jones' charity fund for children's hospices Tŷ Hafan and Tŷ Gobaith and Wales Air Ambulance.


Over 200 people attended Saturday's event (August 30) at FUW member Lorraine Howells' Cwm Carno Farm, near Rhymney, which featured six wooden horses  auctioned off before the start of each race with the winners proceeding to a grand final.


"This was the second time the union has held this event at Lorraine's farm and we are delighted that we have managed to raise £ 3,500 for these great charities and money is still coming in," said FUW Glamorgan county executive officer Rachel Saunders.


"All the races were sponsored by local businesses and guests enjoyed a lovely cold meat supper including roast ham, beef, pork and a wide selection of salads. Many of the volunteers also donated an excellent variety of cakes and desserts which went down extremely well with the guests," said Mrs Saunders.


"I would like to thank all the sponsors, volunteers and of course guests who made this event such a success and who have travelled from all over Wales to support us," said Miss Howells.


"I would also like to extend a special thank you to FUW Gwent county executive officer Glyn Davies who provided a huge amount of help and support in setting up the race track as well as the bar for the evening and kindly used his sheep sales skills to auction the race horses and provide commentary for the races," added Miss Howells.

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