Bridgend County Show

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to see us at the Bridgend County Show last weekend!

The free event was held in Pencoed, and the variety of things to do, eat and buy was exceptional. Stalls were selling everything from fudge and cupcakes to phone charges and spa products. The beautiful weather definitely helped to make the show even more spectacular, and we had a really wonderful time meeting so many people.

Our Apollo stand, situated behind the bar, offered parents a few minutes of peace while their children made a bear, shark or simply did some drawing. Our face painting was a huge success, and Carla spent hours turning children into tigers, butterflies, spider man and even a frog! We had stickers, sweets and a lucky dip on offer, as well as a ‘Guess How Many Sweets’ competition. Children from 63 different schools entered our guessing competition, along with over 100 adults!

The children had to guess how many sweets were in the jar to be in with a chance of winning the entire jar of sweets for themselves, and a £50 voucher for their school! The task for the adults was exactly the same, but their prize was a box of Ferrero Rocher and two bottles of wine. Surprisingly, the competition took a much more serious tone when wine became involved…

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition. No one managed to pick exactly the right number of sweets, but Megan Morgan from Brynteg was the closest – congratulations Megan!

The winner of the competition for the adults was Lizzy Barker from Barry. Well done Lizzy!

As well as offering a stall full of fun, we had some great chats with people interested in signing up with Apollo. If you left your details with us over the weekend, we’ll be in touch before the end of this week.

If you didn’t have a chance to speak to us over the weekend, don’t worry, we’re always happy to chat. Now is an excellent time to give your local office a call and find out how to register with us, and be ready for work by the start of the new academic year in September. We hope to hear from you soon!