Council chair presents charity cheques

CHEQUE MATES: Carmarthenshire County Council Chair Councillor Terry Davies presents cheques for £7,000 each to Jayne Lewis of the British Heart Foundation and Cllr Gwyneth Thomas of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

CHEQUE MATES: Carmarthenshire County Council Chair Councillor Terry Davies presents cheques for £7,000 each to Jayne Lewis of the British Heart Foundation and Cllr Gwyneth Thomas of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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The outgoing chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council has presented cheques totalling £14,000 to his two chosen charities.

Councillor Terry Davies, of Gorslas, has shared the money raised between the Teenage Cancer Trust and the British Heart Foundation.

The sum comes from a range of events including the proceeds from the his Charity Evening held at the Ashburnham, Pembrey, last November, which raised £2,830, and taking part in the Walrus Dip on Boxing Day in Pembrey, which raised £1,112.

Cllr Davies said: “There are so many worthwhile charities out there and I picked the British Heart Foundation because I had a quadruple heart bypass several years ago in Morriston, and the Teenage Cancer Trust because I have worked with youth clubs for the last 35 years.

“When I started my year as Chair, taking the recession into account I would have been happy to raise £5,000 to £6,000, but the money has flooded in and I’m delighted to be able to share such a substantial sum between the two charities.”

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