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Wishes do come true as café raises more than £300 for terminal illness charity

School children have helped a Cowbridge café clear out its wishing well in aid of terminal illness charity Marie Curie.

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Owned by the Town and Country collective, The Penny Farthing café and wine bar in the town have spent the past 19 months raising money for the charity, which provides care and support to those living with terminal illness and their families.

Pupils from Y Bont-Faen Primary School visited the café and donned Marie Curie tabards to help count the funds collected from the wishing well on site.  Clinical nurse specialist Elaine McGleish also supported the event for Marie Curie and heard that £317.72 had been raised.


Elaine is part of a team which is based on the hospice, but provides support in the community across the Vale of Glamorgan at any stage from diagnosis to end of life and bereavement if the patient is considered to have complex specialist needs.  The nurses asses, plan and evaluate the often fluctuating needs of patients and are supported by doctors and allied health professionals.

Elaine thanked all staff and customers of the Penny Farthing for their support in raising funds:

“The support of businesses like the Penny Farthing and their fantastic customers is vital to ensuring we can continue to deliver end of life care to people living with a terminal illness, and their families, be that in their own home or in one of our hospices.

“We are so grateful for the hard work of everyone involved in fundraising this fantastic amount for Marie Curie.”

Mohammed El Kilany, general manager at the Penny Farthing, added: “Every year we choose a different charity of the year, and we are all aware of the good work Marie Curie does, both in the community and at the hospice in the Vale.

“We are thrilled our customers have collectively donated more than £317 to Marie Curie to help them continue their services across the area.”