‘Flamingo’ walkers smash their fundraising target

By Antony Gedge in Charity

FUNDRAISERS aiming to provide an updated chemotherapy unit for Bronglais Hospital are continuing their efforts after raising more than treble their target after a sponsored walk.

Carole Price and a team of her friends and family launched the Trekking for Treatment fundraising campaign to update the facilities at the chemotherapy unit at the hospital and completed a 20-mile sponsored walk from Talsarn to Bronglais on New Year’s Day.

But after raising a staggering £7,000 after initially setting a target of £2,000, the fundraising team are aiming to raise more over the coming months.

Ten women, dressed as flamingos, started the walk at 6am in the rain with other fundraisers joining in along the route before arriving at Bronglais Hospital with Michael Morgans, a first aider, joining the walk to help treat minor injuries.

The flamingos, which was chosen as the colour pink is linked with ovarian and breast cancer awareness, will also be taking part in the ‘You’ve Been Flocked’ event which will run until April and will see pink plastic flamingos placed outside local businesses during the night, with business owners then being given the chance to donate to the fundraising effort.

The team is also hoping to hold a dinner and auction at Trinity Saint David’s University in Lampeter on 1 April with local businesses already showing their support by donating raffle prizes and auction items.

Anyone who would like to donate to the fundraising effort can do so through any of the team members or visiting the Ar Dramp Dros Driniaeth/Trekking For Treatment page on Just Giving. Donations of £5 can also be made by text by sending the message TRAM49 £5 to 70070.

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