A cheque for over £700, raised through support from the Llanfair Caereinion community, has been sent to a cancer research charity.

Money for the charity Target Ovarian Cancer was recently donated to the organisation, after being raised through two fundraising events held in Llanfair both hosted at the Black Lion pub on Parsons Bank.

The first of the events was a pop-up shop event by Little Gems of Llanidloes. The well attended event saw a raffle on the evening which helped raise over £200, with prizes donated by Little Gems and other community members.

The second event saw £500 added to the funds, as the Big Breakfast event organised by the local Urdd fundraising Committee contributed to the total. The remainder of the money raised from the event will be going towards fundraising for the Urdd Eisteddfod which is being held in Maldwyn/ Montgomeryshire in 2024.

On receiving the money, a spokesperson for Target Ovarian Cancer said: “We are most grateful to Helen of Little Gems in Llanidloes, and Nic her sister, for the funding raised at the pop up shop event.

“We are also most grateful to the community of Llanfair Caereinion for supporting that event and also the Big Breakfast event.   Support for both events is much appreciated and the generous contributions for this particular charity mean such a lot to us.


“We hope that the money raised will help continue to raise awareness of this particular cancer, whose symptoms often go unrecognised but include persistent bloating, feeling full quickly and/or loss of appetite, pelvic or abdominal pain and needing to urinate more often or more urgently.  

“Thanks to everyone for the generous support and donations and thanks to all involved in organising both events.”

The money raised from the two events will go towards supporting the work of Target Ovarian Cancer, the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. Their work includes efforts to improve early diagnosis, fund lifesaving research and provide much needed support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer.

The charity also works to provide information on the disease, which at least 7,400 women are diagnosed with every year in the UK and comes in various stages, types and grades.