The Royal Welsh Show will take on a new digital form this year. From July 20-23, people can enjoy agricultural entertainment, watch shows and have the chance to get involved from the comfort of their homes.
In previous years, the four-day show took place at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s (RWAS) showground in Llanelwedd. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the society was forced to adapt and opted to take their popular annual event online.
Steve Hughson, RWAS Chief Executive, said: “We continue to move with the times and will use technology to educate people about the value of agriculture and local produce, share knowledge within agriculture around best practice, find new ways to entertain and also share memories, creating a nostalgic library of peoples’ favourite parts of the Show and reasons for coming. This is no substitute for the Show, but will be an opportunity to bring people together demonstrate our resilience at this difficult time.”
In the lead up to the show, the event organisers have kicked off a fundraising campaign, 20 in 20, to support R.A.B.I, The DPJ Foundation and Tir Dewi. They aim to raise £20,000 in just 20 days, concluding on July 20 at the start of the show.
Supporters are encouraged to complete 20 physical activities over 20 days and to nominate five others to take part in the initiative. Follow #20in20 on Twitter and Facebook for updates about the campaign, or visit the society’s Just Giving page to make a donation.