Noel honoured in charity run

South Wales Guardian: NOEL MEMORY: Dyfed Powys Police's Lynwen Thomas, Pat Ellesmore, Hannah Leckie of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Betty Draisey and fundraiser Alison Thomas. NOEL MEMORY: Dyfed Powys Police's Lynwen Thomas, Pat Ellesmore, Hannah Leckie of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Betty Draisey and fundraiser Alison Thomas.

A Dyfed-Powys Police civilian staff member has helped raise £2,000 for charity to honour an Ammanford colleague who lost his battle with cancer.

Incident Resolution Team supervisor Alison Davies completed the Swansea 10k run in memory of Noel Ellsmore.

Alison finished the race in 58:46 and her sponsorship, in conjunction with donations in lieu of flowers following Noel’s death, raised £2000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The charity was chosen by Noel’s family in thanks of the support they received.

“I would like to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who have kindly supported me,” said Alison.

“I have been overwhelmed by your support, generosity, text messages and emails, which kept me going through the race.”

Noel’s family are also grateful for all the support shown in his memory.

“I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity,” said Noel’s widow Pat.

“I really want to thank everyone who’s donated to this worthwhile cause.”

Noel’s mother, Betty Draisey, said: “Noel would have been so pleased and proud.”

“This money will go towards helping fund what we do in the area,” said Hannah Leckie, of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

“Donations like this are very important. Just one hour of nursing care costs £20, so all money like this is very gratefully received.”

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