Road trip clocks up £3.6k for cancer charity

Milford Mercury: CAH INJECTION: Members of Milford Haven Round Table receiving a donation from Deeside Round Table, (5509407) CAH INJECTION: Members of Milford Haven Round Table receiving a donation from Deeside Round Table, (5509407)

A ROAD trip that saw five men drive through five nations in under 24 hours has raised more than £3,000 for a Welsh cancer charity.

Members of Milford Haven Round Table raised £3,640 by driving a custom sign-written Skoda Superb through England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland in one day.

Taking turns behind the wheel were outgoing chairman Ralph Rees, chairman for the coming year Dan Davies, current president Paul Phillips, past chairman Alex Bower, and life honorary member Glyn Edwards.

Along the way they met with Round Table members from different regions, and enjoyed a few pints of ‘the black stuff at the finish line in Ireland.

"It was a unique and epic journey," said Ralph, who has helped clock up £15,000 for the cancer charity during his year in office.

In that time, the group has also donated more than £7,000 to other local groups and good causes.

“Sincere thanks to all those who met us on our journey and to everyone who have donated through our Just Giving Page to Prostate Cymru,” Ralph added.

The money raised will go to Prostate Cymru – which is trying to raise £1.65million for state-of-the-art robotic surgery equipment for Wales.

At present, if patients choose to have ‘robotic’ surgery – which lowers the risk of complications and improves recovery time – the have to travel to England and pay for it.

“It’s wrong that there is currently no opportunity for men to have this treatment in Wales,” said Ralph.

The group’s donation page will remain open for a few more weeks, and can be found at www.justgiving.com/fivenationschallenge.

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