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Summer 2017 Event Highlights

The Galaxy Gala kicked off a string of busy but successful few months for the GTHC fundraising team. The Star wars themed Gala, held this year in the stylish Cardiff Museum impressively raised over £7000 through table bookings, a raffle and an auction. In an event filled night guests were treated to a champagne reception in the gallery where they were wowed by the sleight of hand of magician Sean Anthony-Davies, before being entertained by the glittering flair of the unique Sparkles Hoop Troupe and the worldwide acclaimed UK Garrison; Darth Vadar and Stormtroopers being the guests from the ever popular franchise. As much fun as the night was it wasn’t all laughs and selfies, as guests were reminded exactly why the event was taking place. Lynne Schofield, who’s late husband, Vernon, was cared for by the hospice, accompanied by her two daughters Maya and Cara, gave the most touching of speeches that gave not only reminders of the fantastic work that the money raised go towards, but also the frailties of life itself. Lynn and her girls are an inspiration to anyone they meet.

Following the Galaxy Gala was the annual Raft Race from Llandaff Rowing Club. The race, now in its 10th year, remains as popular as ever and despite there being nearly as much water coming from the skies as there was in the Taff, the 2017 edition boasted a starting line-up of 10 teams, with many more people turning up to watch from the sides and bridge. The starting 10 were soon whittled down to eight as the Church & Anchorsand CPS Pirates succumbed to the murky water below. Much clearer than the river was that Pencyed Parentswould be the ‘rowaway’ winners, seeing off their nearest competitors Sea Dogs by a mightily impressive 12 minutes. Amongst the other finishers were Newport first timers Oh Ship!, who defied a few detractors (including members of their own team) by managing to stay afloat for the duration of the race.

The total amount raised by the event exceeded £5000 and was once again an indisputable success. The hospice would like to thank all competitors, supporters and volunteers who contributed to the event and look forward to seeing you again same time next year. Perhaps you even fancy your chances of taking on Pencyed Parents?

PositionTeam NameTime across the line
1Pencyed Parents00:24:33
2Sea Dog0:36:22
3Whilte Wikings00:40:51
4WHW Rafters0:42:36
5Gabalfa Gangsters0:48:00
6Oh Ship!0:54:14
7Fjordiy Lunatics01:02:00
8Weir Warriors01:09:41
DNFChurch & AchorsDNF

Chiltern Air Park in Oxfordshire was the scene for the third act of our summer events as ex patient Keren Morgan was strapped to the top of a vintage 1940’s Boeing Stearman Biplane to complete the latest in a series of breathtaking challenges. Last year saw Keren skydive, so wing walking seemed like the natural sequel for the nearing octogenarian. Watched on by family, friends and George Thomas representatives alike on a beautiful summers day, Keren fearlessly hopped onto the plane and visibly enjoyed every second of the unique experience. Barely minutes after receiving her certificate, Keren was discussing the possibilities of her next thrill seeking event. Keren continues to be a top fundraiser for the hospice and raised over £2000 for the Wing Walk. Watch this space for her next daredevil announcement!

It’s non-stop here at the hospice and we have plenty of events to look forward to in the coming months, starting with Mollie’s Vintage Fayre on the 16th September at Rhiwbina Baptist Church, followed by Cardiff Half Marathon on the 1st of October and our annual 10k for £10k Memory Walk on the 8th of October from the Principality. We look forward to seeing you and as ever appreciate your continued support.

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