The West Brom has donated £500 to a cancer charity after a member of the public popped into her local branch to ask for help.
Valerie Jones from Newtown desperately wanted to raise money for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for the care her son had received during his cancer treatment.
Mrs Jones was delighted when the West Brom stepped forward to donate £500 through the Mercian Community Trust, a partnership between the Society and the Diocese of Lichfield to support community groups and charitable causes.
Trish Jones, Manager of the West Brom’s Newtown branch on Broad Street, said: “Mrs Jones came in on the off chance that we could help with her fundraising and we are delighted that this money has been donated.
“A lot of people in this area go to the Lingen Davies for treatment and are full of praise for the care they receive. I am personally delighted that we have been able to help as my mother-in-law has been fighting cancer for 10 years and has received all of her treatment there.”
The charity aims to improve cancer services for patients in Shropshire and mid Wales, with millions of pounds invested over the years to improve facilities.
Valerie Jones said she could not thank the West Brom enough for its support.
“The cancer centre has been extremely good to my son and I decided that I wanted to do something to thank them,” she said.
“I visited businesses in Newtown appealing for their support and was over the moon when the West Brom said they would help.”
In addition to contacting the West Brom, Mrs Jones has organised fundraising activities of her own in support of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund. A bingo evening held at the Queens Head in Newtown raised a further £487 for the cause.