A £10,700 boost has been given to Welsh children’s cancer charity Latch, thanks to the members of a furniture-making group in Pembrokeshire.

The fundraisers certainly didn’t sit around when they created a magnificent wooden bench to be raffled for the good cause.

The group – which meets on a Thursday at the Wiston Project School – took the bench out and about on a trailer to shows and garden centres through west Wales.

Raffle tickets, at £5 a time, enjoyed brisk sales, and coupled with a charity screening of The Greatest Showman, the superb sum of £10,700 was raised.

“We couldn’t believe how much money we raised and we are absolutely delighted,” said a spokeswoman for the fundraisers.

“The bench that we made is a complete one-off and a unique design. It took a huge amount of work and wood, but it really was worth the effort.”

The fundraising concluded with an evening of fun at Cresselly House, where the Torch Theatre showed The Greatest Showman in the beautiful gardens. The raffle was drawn that night, and the bench was won by Saundersfoot School receptionist Karon Brace.