Friday, 22 June 2012
Green speaks at adult learners' awards ceremony
South Wales entrepreneur Kevin Green was the guest speaker at the Carmarthenshire Adult Learning Group’s annual awards ceremony, but he’d be the first to admit that he wasn’t the star attraction.
“The true stars of the evening were the adult learners themselves and it was great to see them receiving recognition for all their hard work.
“I was something of a ‘late-starter’ in life, so I think many of the adult learners were interested to learn how I’d managed to build my career.
“Hopefully, I was able to give them some entertaining and informative messages to help them go on to bigger and better things in life.
“Some of the stories the adult learners themselves had to tell were truly inspirational and the experience of attending the awards ceremony was a very humbling one.
“It was great to meet so many lovely and interesting people and to find so many people working hard to better their lives and striving hard to help others take the next step up the ladder.”
The other guest speaker during the awards evening was Joanne Yeo, who was recently crowned Volunteer of the Year.
Other guests at the ceremony, held at Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets, included Llanelli AM Keith Davies, Llanelli Town Mayor Councillor Winston Lemon and former Carmarthenshire Council chairman Councillor Tegwen Devichand.
Musical entertainment was provided by Sophie Brown, a 16-year-old harpist and fiddle-box player. She performed a mixture of foot-tapping music and ended with a rousing rendition of Sospan Fach
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