Six charities have received a share of over £13,000, thanks to the organisers of an Ammanford charity fun day.

Over the last four years, Super Fun Saturday has raised almost £30,000 which has been used to purchase vital lifesaving equipment and shared across several local charities.

Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, Maggie’s Cancer Support Centre, Grand Appeal Children’s Hospital, Ammanford Junior Sports Clubs Fund, Born of the Edge and Swn y Gwynt Resource Centre were the chosen charities for 2018 and they all received a cash boost at a presentation held at Ammanford College on Friday, October 26.

Ryan Jones, HR manager at SFS, said: “Four years ago Solid Fuel Services and a few friends got together and decided to host a low-key charity day and we raised around £2,500 which went to support local charities.

“TRJ joined us for the second year and we doubled our efforts to £5,000 and we raised around £7,500 in our third year.

“This year we set a target of £10,000 and I am proud to announce that we have raised just over £13,000.”

Cyfle Building Skills and CCTAL have also joined in with the event over the last few years.

In June this year, organisers of Super Fun Saturday decided to take on the Welsh Three Peak Challenge in just 24 hours to raise even more cash for local charities.

“I’d like to thank everyone who took part from the walkers who joined us during the Three Peaks to the people who helped out at our Super Fun Saturday event,” added Ryan.

“When we first decided to take part in the Welsh Three Peaks in 24 hours we thought we’d have around eight to 12 people, but we ended up with almost 40 people from Ammanford travelling to North Wales.

“I felt so proud to see everyone getting together to raise money for the community.”

A sum of £2,175 was presented to five organisations and Ammanford Junior Cricket Club, Ammanford Junior Rugby Club and Ammanford Junior Football Club each received £725 each.

During the presentation Donna and Kath from Swn y Gwynt said: “Thank you on behalf of all the patients and staff of Swn y Gwynt Resource Centre.

“This money goes into Swn y Gwynt’s Charitable Fund and will directly benefit our patients for services above and beyond what the NHS can provide such as additional activities for Occupational Therapy and we will be discussing with our client’s what ideas they have on how they would like the money spent.

Thank you very much again for all the effort and training you have put into this fundraising event.”

The planning for next year’s SFS event is underway and Ryan has encouraged more businesses and supporters to join them.

“The next event is going to be a challenge,” said Ryan.

“We are going to have a new target and we are aiming to beat this year’s total.”