A SCOUT breakfast in aid of Prostate Cymru has raised almost £1000.

The 11th Barry youngsters are hoping people can help them pass the £1000 sum after second servings of breakfast saw them raise £976 in the Illminster Street hall on Saturday, November 23.

Around 200 people attended in support of scout leader Neil Murray who has prostate cancer.

Scouts set the hall up ready the night before and were then back at the hall for 8am to get ready to start serving breakfast.

Among the various visitors were members of the group and their families, the general public and leaders from a couple of the other scout groups.

Group scout leader, Neil Murray said: "When we first talked with the scouts about holding this event I thought we would maybe get a couple of dozen people attending.

“I never thought for one moment that so many people would come to support the scouts’ efforts.

“Apart from my daughters who came home from university in Carmarthen and London, our furthest travellers were a fantastic couple from the West Midlands, whose grandson is one of our cubs.

"The whole event was a massive team effort.

“We had leaders helping the scouts in the kitchen and serving.

“Our group chairwoman and her friends ran the raffle while a couple of other leaders looked after the washing up, one of which was the group scout Leader from 6th Barry Sea Scouts.

“A huge thank you has to go to everyone involved.

"None of this would have been possible however without the extremely generous donations received from Asda and Morrison's, as well as several families who made donations, in particular the Turner family who donated so much."

Through their efforts on the day and via JustGiving, the Scouts have so far raised £976.

11th Barry scout, Ashlea Johns-Pride said: "Beating the target of £400 set by our leaders Neil and David is good, but we want to hit £1000.

“Please don't stop visiting our JustGiving page yet, he (Neil) has promised us a treat if we get to £1000.

“You just need to go on to JustGiving and search for 11th Barry to find us."

For information, visit prostatecymru.com