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November 2014
The Story of Grass-Track Racing
The 5th in the series, 1983-1990, is now out
September 2014
David is the 2014/15 President of the Executive Guild of Toastmasters
On 10th September David received his chain of office to become the 2014/15 Executive Guild of Toastmasters President
June 2014
David is Toastmaster for the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Royal Charter Banquet
On Saturday, 7th June Dave had the honour to be the Toastmaster for the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Royal Charter Banquet held at the City Hall, Cardiff.
David works with Steve Davis OBE
On the 10th June Dave worked with Steve Davis OBE, six times World Snooker Champion at a Fundraising Dinner in Warwick.
David recieves special award from the Western Classic MCC
Dave with Julie and Sue from the Western Classic MCC receiving a special momento of a microphone for all his commentating with the club over the years.
May 2014
Dave is MC for the 4th International Safer Roads Conference in Cheltenham
Between 18th and 21st May Dave had the pleasure to be the MC for the 4th International Safer Roads Conference held at the Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course with delgates attending from across the world including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, India, Nigeria and the USA.
Dave interviews Matt Neal at Castle Combe
On the 26th May Dave had the pleasure to interview three times British Touring Car Champion, Matt Neal, at Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit.
Mini video featuring Dave, now available, showing how good having a toastmaster at your wedding can be 
Click here to view the video. Three different brides each with different weddings and requirements. David Stallworthy is able to adapt to all kinds of scenarios to made you and your guests feel at ease and relaxed throughout your special day.
February 2014
Dave is a finalist in the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation Awards
In the categories of Going the Extra Mile and Fundraiser of the Year. Dave was the Toastmaster at the Award Ceremoney on 28th February at Wick Farm, Farleigh Hungerford.
Dave is shortlisted again in the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards
Category of "Special Touch".
Click here to see the comments.
July 2013
Dave is Toastmaster for the 175 year Celebration
at The Queen's Hotel, Cheltenham.
August 2013
Dave is the Presenter/Interviewer for the World Team Long-Track Championship
Top photographer Alan Whale took this picture with Dave on the mic at the presentation with runners up France and 4 times World Speedway Champion Barry Briggs.
Press Release
Everyone raise your glass
The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation celebrates its exciting new collaboration with The Executive Guild of Toastmasters

Dave Stallworthy is a Fellow of the Executive Guild of Toastmasters and Town Criers and has wonderful news about a link with the Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.


This year, The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation are extremely proud to announce that The Executive Guild of Toastmasters have chosen our organisation as their chosen charity to support, not only helping with toastmasters whenever they can, but also giving a percentage of the memberships they receive this year.


An experienced toastmaster is the lynchpin to ensuring that an event runs smoothly- be it a wedding reception, co-operate event, Masonic Ladies dinner, charity ball, civic function of any other formal event.


And, with this in mind, The Executive Guild of Toastmasters have always been fully committed to upholding the ethics, high standards, good character and traditions of the toastmaster profession to guarantee any event is transformed into a great occasion to surpass all expectations – extremely well organised and superbly presented.


Now associated with, and actively helping The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation with the smooth running of our poignant wedding days for special couples, professionally trained toastmasters, experts in wedding etiquette and protocol, will discreetly go about their duties, providing confidence and a calming influence on the bridal party to ensure a relaxing and joyful occasion for all.

Commenting on the recent collaboration and on behalf of the organisation, founder Naomi Thomas said,


‘The whole team here at The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation would like to say a huge thank you to this prestigious organisation for selecting us as their chosen charity and for making such a generous gesture through donations.

We are over the moon about The Executive Guild of Toastmasters’ decision to support us; we now have peace of mind that when we require a toastmaster, they are on hand to help us and knowing that their members pay a fee to belong to the register will reinforce to us, and others, that our couple’s special day will be in safe hands.

Plus, their decision to make donations to us through their membership scheme is simply amazing! Both gestures will make a massive difference to the success of our organisation and we couldn’t be happier, so would like to once again, say a big thank you to everyone involved!.’

For more information on The Executive Guild of Toastmasters visit,

And, for more details about The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation visit,

Dave is shortlisted again in the 2013 Wedding Industry Awards
For the second year running David Stallworthy has been shortlisted for the Wedding Industry Awards in the category Special Touch for his work as a Professional Toastmaster in the South West region covering an area from Gloucestershire to Cornwall.
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Santa Dave at Old Down Country Park near Thornbury
with superb children's entertainer Nessy.
Dave features in the Gloucester Citizen under MY LIFE
The Story of Grass Track Racing 1975-1982
Available direct from Dave priced £25 which includes P&P. 68 Glenfall, Yate, South Glos BS37 4LY. Tel. 01454 321694. It has taken Dave 3 years to put together and he says he has enjoyed every second as it is a fantastic sport. It covers the golden era of the Hereford Grand Prix and many other top events, over 340 pages and 130 pictures. 
Dave Stallworthy had the pleasure to be the Toastmaster for the Right Worshipful Mayor of Cheltenham, Councillor Barbara Driver's Fundraising Dinners in January and May.
Dave photographed by Paul Tree with some glamorous ladies
One of the perks of being a Toastmaster! 
Photo below courtesy of
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November 2011
Dave retires from "hands on" fundraising after 33 years
Click here to read the news article featured in The Citizen on 17th November. 
September 2011
Dave on Radio Bristol
On Wednesday, 14th September Dave was featured on the Steve Yabsley radio programme on BBC Radio Bristol talking about his work as a Professional Toastmaster & Master of Ceremonies and his honour of being voted Toastmaster of Year 2011. Dave was also asked about his career in fundraising and his hobbies, such as commentating at motorcycle racing events. 
Some of the many celebrities Dave has met over his 33 years in fundraising
Dave with Oliver Farnworth in 2015 (Coronation Street star)
Dave with Mike Read (former radio DJ and TV presenter) at a fundraising event in 2010
Dave in the Spring Centre days with well known author Joanna Trollope
Dave in his Goucester City Football Club days with former Everton & Swindon Town football star, Ernie Hunt, holding the famous FA Cup
Dave Stallworthy
Fellow of the Executive Guild of Toastmasters & Towncriers
Member of the Toastmasters & Masters of Ceremonies Federation
Member of the Circle of Toastmasters
Voted Toastmaster of the Year 2011 by the Executive Guild of Toastmasters & Towncriers
Insured for up to £5,000,000 public liability through the Toastmaster General Council 
Dave Stallworthy was the founder of the Moon Bear Rescue (South Gloucestershire Group)

To find out how you can support the Black Asiastic Bear go to

Read quote from Fiona Healey-Hutchinson (former UK Director of Animals Asia Foundation UK
Lands End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride in aid of the Moon Bears
Read the newspaper article: Dave joins top toastmasters
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