Cambrian News photographer - Pictured with the cheque from Machynlleth are Glan Davies; whist members Alwena Lewis, Margaret Wilson and Glenys Evans; Anthony Evans; and, sitting, Barbara Jenkins and Lynne Roberts

A total of £5,502 was raised for cancer charities at a Sunday lunch organised by two Aberystwyth stalwarts.

Cambrian News reported “The lunch held on 17 February was organised by Anthony Evans and Glan Davies, who have both been treated at the cancer centre based in Singleton Hospital in Swansea.

The pair have formed Cancer Ceredigion Group to raise money for charity and to help with other projects not funded by the NHS, and they hope that the lunch, held this year at Park Lodge, can be an annual event.

Two charities are to benefit from the £5,502.50 raised on 17 February. One is the Golau charity, which is based at the Cancer Centre in Singleton Hospital. It supports patients from Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire areas, providing room to stay at their sea-view hostel so patients don’t have to travel.

The second charity benefiting this time round is Prostate Cancer Wales.

Donations on the day included £2,500 from Aberystwyth and St Padarn Masonic Lodges. They organised a cycle ride around the three counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, calling in all the Masonic lodges and raising funding.

There was also a donation of £1,000 from Machynlleth Bowls Club Whist Drive organising committee.

Anthony and Glan wanted to thank everyone who supported the first fund-raising event, including some awaiting treatment at Singleton, their friends and family.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who wishes to support the group or get involved with fundraising” here.