ONCE again the Caernarfonshire branch of the FUW rang the wake-up alarm bells to promote the wonderful food produced in Wales and highlight the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast during last month’s annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week.
And as result of the generosity of all throughout the county, the branch were able to raise not just the profile of the great Welsh breakfast produce, but also raised an amazing £7,000 for charity. The money will be split between the union president’s chosen charities Ty Gobaith and Ty hafan as well as Wales air ambulance and British heart Foundation Wales. Seven functions were held across the county in support of the annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week campaign, which has been organised every year since 2000 by the home Grown Cereals authority (hGCa).
A warm welcome and a full Welsh breakfast was prepared by Anwen Jones and Sara Evans of lleuar Fawr, Penygroes, anita Thomas of Ty’n Hendre, Taly- bont, Bangor, Annwen Williams of hirdre Fawr, Tudweiliog, ifora owen of Glyn Uchaf, Tynygroes, Conwy, Rhian Jones of Cae’r Graig, Efailnewydd, Pwllheli, Eleri Roberts of dylasau Uchaf, Padog near Betws y Coed and Anne Franz at her café in Bryncir, all supported by their neighbours and friends.
“The theme for HGCa’s campaign ‘Shake Up your Wake Up’ encourages us to make small changes to our morning routine to make sure you have time for breakfast every day. and it is as always down to the little things that make a huge difference to people’s lives,” said FUW Caernarfonshire county executive officer Gwynedd Watkin. “having a good meal to start off the day helps the body through the rest of the day, and what better way than to eat local produce to do just that.
“Through hosting these breakfast functions we were able to bring our community together for more than just one good cause and i thank all our staff and members and of course those who have helped to make these breakfasts such a huge success, not only for Welsh food produce but also for our wonderful charities,” added Mr Watkin.
“I would also like to thank all the businesses that donated the food for the breakfasts for which we are extremely grateful and without which we could never have raised such a fantastic amount of money: South Caernarfon Creamery; Cotteswold Dairies; Llaeth y Llan – Village dairy; Dafydd Wyn Jones, Butcher, Caernarfon; O G Owen, Butcher, Caernarfon; Harlech Frozen Foods, Four Crosses; Elystan Metcalf, Butcher, Llanrwst; Glasfryn Farm Shop, Four Crosses; Asda; Ieuan Edwards, Butcher, Conwy; John Williams & Son, Butcher, Llanfairfechan; Spar, Nefyn; Co-op, Llanfairfechan; Dafydd Povey, Family Butcher, Chwilog; K.E.Taylor, Butcher, Cricieth; G.Williams & Sons, Butcher, Bangor; DJ Fruit & Veg, Cricieth; Stermat, Gaerwen; A.L. Williams, Butcher, Edern; Siop Min y Nant, Caernarfon; Ian Jones Wyau Penygroes; Popty’r Foel, Llanllyfni; Llechwedd Meats, Llangefni; Ann Williams, Bryn Teg, Tudweiliog; Gwen Jones, Ty’n Rhos, Tudweiliog; Tudweiliog Post Office; Morfa Nefyn Garage; Moch Llŷn, Penarfynydd, Y Rhiw; Bryn Jones, Cig Ceirion Butcher, Sarn; G&S Supplies, Dinas; Oinc Oink, Llithfaen; Wyau Plas, Llwyndyrus; Becws Glanrhyd Bakery, Llanaelhearn; Af Blakemore, Bangor; Tesco; Morrisons; Welsh Lady, Four Crosses; Wyau Ochr Cefn Isaf Eggs, Ysbyty Ifan; Belmot, Llanddoged; Popty Tandderwen, Betws Y Coed; L & R.O Jones Butcher, Llanrwst; Bookers Cash & Carry, Llandudno Junction; Ceri Owen, Tŷ Mawr, Bryngwran; Dei Hughes, Pencraig Uchaf, Betws Y Coed; Islyn Bakery, Aberdaron; Popty Pen Uchaf, Ysbyty Ifan; Popty Lleuar, Penygroes and Emyr Evans Tractors,” Added Mr Watkin.