3:01pm Monday 14th October 2013
A TEAM of fancy-dressed health workers took part in a sponsored bed push on Saturday, October 12 to raise funds for a children’s play area at Withybush Hospital.
Staff from the hospital’s children’s services donned various costumes to take part in the 13 mile walk to Pembroke Dock Quins rugby club.
The group, which included clowns, bumble bees, Minnie Mouse, Where’s Wally and SpongeBob SquarePants, was escorted through the traffic by the 3 Amigos bikers, as well as the fire service from Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock.
They stopped for a break at the Vine in Johnston, where they were kindly supplied with refreshments, and arrived in Pembroke Dock for a well-earned drink at around 3pm.
Pembroke Dock Town Councillor, Peter Kraus, is thrilled with how the fundraiser went.
“You should have seen the challengers and how they were dressed,” he said. “They were absolutely brilliant and it’s a picture that I will never forget.
“The public en route were great, they kept stopping us to give us donations.
“A huge thank you to everyone who made the bed push a fantastic one and also allowed us to make lots and lots of money. I plan to make it an annual event.
“I am now tending to my blisters, but it was well worth it.”
It is estimated that between £3,000 and £4,000 was collected towards the £60,000 price tag of the outdoor play park.
Mr Kraus hopes it will be done by Christmas, which he said “will be the best Christmas present for the children of Pembrokeshire.”
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