Welsh charity rewarded with hog roast

A charity and school cluster from Wales were awarded with a hog roast after winning a competition. 

Last year, the Welsh Friends of Nepal charity won Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) Porximity campaign as part of the levy board’s Porc.Wales initiative. The competition tasked participants with searching where the closest local pork was sourced from and sharing their results on social media.

The charity recently used the hog roast prize as a thank you to the Rhyl School Cluster for their fundraising efforts. The school raised money by organising a series of triathlons, with the money raised contributing towards improving education in Nepal. The Welsh Friends of Nepal are now in the process of setting up computer and internet access to Nepalese schools, with plans to connect Rhyl students with those in Nepal.

“It was great to be able to use the Porc.Wales prize to show our appreciation for the wonderful Rhyl School Cluster’s fundraising efforts,” said Ceri Phillips of the charity, who entered and won the event.

“It was a wonderful day and everyone commented on how tasty the pork was, so it really was a fitting way to say thank you for all the schools’ hard work.”

The Welsh pedigree pork was supplied by Rhys Griffiths from Moch Cymreig Fedwen in Llanrwst. Local butchers Glyn Davies and Dylan Price where on hand during the day to help serve the pork.

“We had a great response to last year’s Porximity campaign and the Friends of Nepal charity were worthy winners,” commented Kirstie Jones, market development officer for HCC. “We are looking forward to running it again this year and we will soon be announcing a new competition – so keep an eye out on the Porc.Wales website and the Porc.Wales Twitter and Facebook pages for further details.”

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