Wednesday, 29 April 2009
What a lovely day we all had, grandparents, grandchildren, mums, dads supporters and thrill seekers, all joined in our third abseil fundraising event at Dinas Rock in Pontneathvaughan in the Neath Valley. The people from Call of the Wild, who run the event for us free of charge, did their usual terrific job, encouraging some, joking with others. Even a bit of rain couldn't dampen spirits.
Ruth Madoc and her husband John came along to lend their support. People came from as far away as Chesterfield and Weston Supermare to abseil. General supporters came from Trowbridge in Wiltshire and from Liverpool. Our fame spreads far and wide.
Already we have collected £3,200 for Breathe Easy Neath Valley and British Lung Foundation Wales and there is still much more sponsorship to be collected.
So, once again, a successful day and thankyou to all who supported either by abseiling, giving, stewarding or just being there. See you all again next year.
I will publish the final figure when I have it.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
On Saturday 11th April we had a stand at the Glantawe Lions Easter Fete. A good chance to talk to a lot of people about the work of the British Lung Foundation Wales and to sell a few items and raffle the two terrace tickets donated to us by Cardiff Blues - thanks to them for supporting us.