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Tractor run planned for Bronglais Chemo Appeal

Nia Gore, who is organising a tractor run in memory of her grandfather

Aberystwyth hairdresser Nia Gore is organising a tractor run for the Bronglais Chemo Appeal – just days after holding a successful charity coffee morning.

The tractor run will set off from Rhydypennau Hall, in Bow Street, at 10am on 9th October and after a 15-mile countryside circuit will return to the hall for refreshments and a charity raffle.

Nia has already recently held a coffee morning in the hall, raising a total of £1,700, which will be shared between the Appeal and a second local charity.

Mum-of-one Nia, 44, said: “The tractor run is in memory of my dadcu Ken Hughes, who had cancer. He was an agricultural contractor so an event with tractors is fitting for him.

“It’s £10 per tractor to enter and I am asking for a £5 donation per passenger to include refreshments at the end. If anyone would like to donate raffle prizes or cakes, they can ring me on 07968 652822.”

Nia has raised thousands of pounds for the chemotherapy unit in Aberystwyth after her husband Dusty was diagnosed with neck and throat cancer five years ago, and thankfully he has now had the all-clear.

“The coffee morning was very busy with lots of people wanting to support the Bronglais Chemo Appeal,” Nia added. “Many people said it was close to their hearts. We are very lucky to have the staff we do in the chemotherapy unit, but a new, purpose-built unit is needed.”

Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, Nicola Llewelyn, said: “The Bronglais Chemo Appeal was launched to raise the final £500,000 needed for construction to start on a new, purpose-built chemotherapy day unit for Bronglais Hospital.

“We are delighted to report that the Appeal has now passed its target. However, given the current economic climate, we predict that construction costs will increase. Every penny raised, including future donations, will therefore go directly to the Appeal fund, with any surplus funds used to support those affected by cancer across Ceredigion and mid Wales.”