A Llanelli family has used their experience of life changing illnesses to raise money for a Carmarthenshire charity.
Tany and Iestyn Davies, of the White Hart, handed over a cheque for £1235 from proceeds raised during an evening of fundraising for Angor – a local charity that offers practical and emotional support to individuals and their families who have been affected by cancer or a life-limiting illness.
The charity was established in 2018 by a group of people who have personal understanding of the impact a life altering diagnosis can cause.
Angor, which means ‘anchor’ in Welsh, supports people by offering hope and strength as they come to terms with diagnosis.
Tany and Iestyn said they became aware of the existence of Angor a few years ago and wanted to show their gratitude for the invaluable service the charity provides.
“As a family that has been affected by cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s we know how difficult life can be financially as well as the effect on the whole family’s mental health,” said Tany.
“The wide range of support offered by Angor greatly benefits Carmarthenshire families.
“We wanted to do something to help and just let them know that we support what they are doing. It’s about showing gratitude but also about raising awareness for Angor.”
So, as well as spreading the word about the charity through social media, the family set about organising an evening of entertainment at their local pub, the White Lion in Llwynhendy, with raffle prizes donated by the community.
“The evening was a great success, and we raised £1235 for Angor,” said Tany. “We will, of course, continue making people aware of the invaluable work they do by sharing information on social media and also by doing it the old-fashioned way – telling people about Angor face to face and bringing it into conversations. And hopefully we can hold another event in the future.”
She added: “We want to thank the people who turned Angor from an idea to a reality. They have given, and continue to give, their own time to help others and we think they are doing an amazing job.”
For further information about Angor, to seek advice and support if your family is affected by a life changing illness, or to volunteer, visit www.angor.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pic. Terry Morris ©Angor
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