Montgomeryshire’s feature county year comes to a close

Montgomeryshire’s incredible year as RWAS feature county has come to a close.

Led from the front by president, Tom Tudor, the 2018 feature county began its journey with a vision to bring people together and raise funds for the society. “

We didn’t set a target”, Tom said, “We just wanted to enjoy ourselves and have fun.”

The determined Montgomeryshire team worked together and have reached the end of their successful fundraising campaign having raised an unbelievable £430,000.

The Montgomeryshire team presenting their final cheque at the RWAS council meeting.

Through a whole host of events such as the 2018 Grassland Event, Strictly Come Dancing, a mock wedding, concerts, fashion shows, auctions, Party in the Park, the Tour de Maldwyn, to name just a few, the team have had an extremely busy two years.

Not only have they raised money for the society, but their efforts have also resulted in raising over £15,000 for cancer charities including the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and Bowel Cancer UK.

The society is delighted that Montgomeryshire has decided to invest their funds in facilities for younger members. The permanent structure that will host the improved Members Bar will create a better facility our next generation. Additional money will go towards improving the existing Montgomery Pavilion.

“What makes the Royal Welsh, and its events, so special is our ‘feature county’ model with the people of Wales, our culture and our traditions” said Tom as he thanked his team for their, hardwork and support.

“The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society is a Welsh treasure, and as Brian Jones said so often before me, the efforts of Montgomeryshire are there for the whole of Wales to benefit from.”

Following in the footsteps of Montgomeryshire, it is now the turn of Pembrokeshire to take up the mantle for forthcoming year of 2019.