Garden party aids cancer research
12:04pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
CANCER Research Wales is more than £1000 better off thanks to a summer garden party thrown by two Barry residents last month.
Husband and wife Paul and Sharon Haley raised £1,275 by opening up their Knap home to 130 guests and recently presented Dr Lee Campbell with a cheque from Cancer Research Wales at their centre of excellence in Velindre hospital.
The party also raised funds for Holton Road-based charity Ty Hapus.
The Summer Garden Party is part of the ongoing fundraising programme by Penarth-based Services Lodge, where Paul is the current Worshipful Master.
Paul said: "We are delighted to present the cheque on behalf of Services Lodge and know that Cancer Research Wales will put the monies to good use in helping research into diagnosis and treatment which will benefit people in Wales and the world over.
“Sharon and I would like to thank all the entertaining artists, guests, people, organisations and friends that gave prizes and donated so generously, and helped and supported the event."
The event raised more than £2,500 and will be split between the two charities, who attended on the day and gave a brief explanation of their work.
Singer/songwriter Rozii (CORR) Chaos, Aubrey Parsons and rock band Faultline, and The Blims provided the entertainment and stalls, games, raffles, auctions, and food and drink helped boost the funds.