Brace’s Bakery sends Christmas Welsh cakes out to troops
Staff at Crumlin-based Brace’s Bakery have been busy making and packing Welsh cakes to send as a Christmas treat to Welsh troops in Afghanistan.
Captain N Hinton thought that his regiment, The Queens Dragoon Guards (Welsh Cavalry) would prefer Welsh cakes to mince pies with a cup of tea on Christmas morning.
Captain Hinton said: “The Officers and Soldiers of the Queens Dragoon Guards (The Welsh Cavalry) will be overjoyed with a little taste of home at Christmas. Currently there are 300 members of the Regiment deployed in Afghanistan and I’m looking forward to doing the Santa bit and ensuring all my soldiers get a Welsh Cake in time for Christmas.
“An enormous thanks to Brace’s for your support. You will certainly brighten up many distant faces with a little bit of Wales.”
Mark Brace, marketing director of family-run firm, said: “It must be very difficult for our troops to be away from home year-round but particularly at Christmas time. Our brave Welsh troops are immensely proud of their roots and we were keen to give them a little taste of home in order to reassure them that they are very much in the thoughts of everyone at home in Wales.”Follow @CaerphillyObsvr