Talk training celebrated St David’s Day / Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant with passion!  Several events were organised to have fun on this feast day of St David/ Dewi Sant and to raise money for our current charity of Casey’s Cause.

The activities included:

  • Mandatory wear something red or Welsh  themed with a £1 fine for Casey’s Cause.
  • Pronunciation Competition.  The quickest and best pronunciation of ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’ event attracted several entries and the winner was our new assessor Michael Turner, in an outstanding time of 1.92 seconds!! Da iawn Mike!
    • 2nd place: Julie Brown in 2.70 seconds
    • 3rd place: Phil O’Brien in 2.93 seconds
    • 4th place: Jorgie Kevill in 4.77 seconds
    • unplaced: Mike Woods who was disqualified for saying the name in English as he could not pronounce the Welsh version.
  • Welsh Bake- Off.  Entries were sweet or savoury as long as they were Welsh themed.  The bakes were judged by our own Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry alias, Steve Evans and Alison Anthony.  The bakes were such good quality that we had two first place prizes and a runner up!  Llongyfarchiadau bawb!
    • 1st – Anne Davies with her Bara Brith
    • 1st – Emma Tanner with her traditional Welsh Cakes
    • Runner up – Neil Harding with his Glamorgan Sausages
  • Talk training Choir.  The newly formed Talk training Choir assembled in our breakout room to sing the Welsh national anthem, Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau/ Land of My Fathers, led by our very own Musical Director, Rhian Lewis.  Watch the choir in action, https://youtu.be/pet8ljofjE4.

Overall, we raised £30 for Casey’s Cause and had fun celebrating all things Welsh along the way.  A “diolch yn fawr“/ “big thank you” to all staff who supported and took part in this event.