AN Ammanford business has donated more than £2,000 towards Amman Valley Hospital to help fund new equipment at the facility.

Towergate, based in College Street, Ammanford, held a charity bake sale in November for Amman Valley Hospital League of Friends.

Following the bake sale, they applied to parent company, Ardonagh Group, for a grant, and were able to secure the full amount of £2,500.

The Amman Valley Hospital League of Friends are hoping to use the money to either fund an x-ray machine or an ultrasound for the hospital.

Margaret Thomas, from Towergate, formally Antur Insurance, said the company wanted to donate to a cause that would benefit the entire community.

She said: “In November we did a bake off to raise money for the community trust.

“The trust was established to enable the company’s offices to provide more support to important community projects in the area.

“We managed to secure £2,500 which we have donated to the league of friends.”

Mrs Thomas is from Glanamman and believes that an x-ray machine at Amman Valley Hospital would be good news for residents and the NHS alike.

She added: “The league of friends is trying to get money together for an x-ray machine or an ultrasound.

“We thought it is a good cause for the entire community around here.

“If people can get x-rays done at Amman Valley Hospital it will make their life easier and save them, and the NHS money, on transport.”

A bonus £200 was donated a member of the Ardonagh Group, who run Towergate Insurance, in London.

He met Mrs Thomas at a charity dinner two weeks ago, where she revealed the money would be going to Amman Valley Hospital.

The gentleman said he was born at the hospital and added £200 to the total, meaning the community group will benefit from £2,700.