Elly Neville wanted to thank the hospital that was able to save her father from a rare type of blood cancer. The 7-year-old’s original goal was £500, but as people began to hear about her story, the goal to raise the funds was almost instantly surpassed.
It all began when she entered a competition at her school to make a fun and creative collage of the Pembrokeshire Flag as a park of the school’s St. David’s Day celebrations.
She won the first prize for her project and decided to use the flag to raise funds to help Ward 10 at the hospital become a dedicated cancer ward once again. Elly wanted to help purchase new equipment and improve the facilities…and amazingly enough, was able to raise over £100,000!People from near and far got involved and worked together to help the hospital and make a startling difference thanks to the donations.
As a family, it’s the opportunity to make a real difference for cancer services in Pembrokeshire for which we have campaigned.” Her family said.
Many of the people who donated to the hospital had themselves been treated or knew friends and family that had been treated there and wanted to help. Many others donated in the name of family members and friends that that sadly passed away. They hope to make a difference in the lives of others who are treated there in the future – and the hospital has already been able to make great progress!
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