Carmarthen foster families raise hundreds for Welsh cancer charity



An independent South Wales fostering agency have pulled together to support cancer charity Maggie’s Place.

Calon Cymru Fostering staff, foster carers and young people took part in a 5km walk in Pembrey Country Park raising £700 in total through donations and sponsoring young people in the agencies care to take part.

The charity based near Singleton Hospital, Swansea, came to Calon Cymru Fostering’s attention when their Carmarthen social worker, Vicky, accessed their support while undergoing treatment for cancer.

Calon Cymru Fostering Operations Manager Lisa said, “The carers hold Vicky in high esteem and have leaped at the chance to do something that will support her.”

Leanne Jennett, Centre Fundraising Organiser said, “We are delighted that Calon Cymru has chosen to support Maggie’s Swansea in their fundraising efforts and know that the money raised will go a long way in supporting people affected by cancer, their family and friends across South & West Wales. As a charity, Maggie’s Swansea relies solely on donations to continue developing our unique, high quality programme of support. We hope that the event goes well, and everyone enjoys the day.”