Nearly £5,000 raised for hospital

By Cambrian News reporter in Charity

CHARITY swimmers are making waves after raising thousands of pounds for a North Wales hospital.

Bala residents also held an annual coffee evening in aid of the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, at the Bro Tegid Community Centre on Wednesday evening, 3 May.

A total of £4,757 was raised, which included £1,625 towards the Shooting Star Unit at the hospital.

This money was raised by a local group of young women swimming in Llyn Tegid, Bala, in October.

A spokesperson for the event said: “It was a pleasure to have the presence of Dr Eleri Edwards, the honorary president, and the ever faithful Nanw Povey, vice-president, together with other ex-members of the hospital staff.

“Huw P Roberts, chairman, together with Gwenda Jones, vice-chairman, welcomed and thanked everyone for their presence and their generosity and faithfulness over the years, without forgetting the hard work which the committee members undertake.”

To end the evening, sisters Beca, Gweno and Lowri, of Gwernhefin, Llanuwchllyn, entertained the audience with singing, reciting and a traditional Welsh Clog dance.

They were supported by Eirian Jones, who accompanied them on the piano, and their mother Leusa Jarman, who introduced the various items.

“It was a really enjoyable evening which will be remembered for a very long time,” the spokesperson added.

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