Prostate Cymru The Winners At Old Boys Reunion

For many decades secondary education in Haverfordwest has been provided by the two schools Tasker Milward and Sir Thomas Picton. Throughout their long history there has always been a healthy rivalry between the two schools, no more so than on the sporting field. As both schools prepare to close their doors for the last time later this year, giving way to a new super school, a very successful reunion of former pupils who had ever played rugby for either school returned home from all four corners of the world to be part of this historic event.

The rugby element was based at Haverfordwest Rugby Club with players of all ages taking part in a number of games over the weekend enjoying for one last time the friendly rivalry albeit with a little less intensity than in past years.

The highlight of the social element was a gathering of around 250 former pupils at The Pavillion on the County Showground. Many more joined the gathering to renew old friendships, share memories and pay tribute to the many past members of staff who had also in some cases travelled long distances to attend.

Throughout the weekend there was a fundraising element to the activities resulting in Prostate Cymru being presented with a cheque for £250.

Pictured are Brian Harries and John Daniels of Pembrokeshire friends of Prostate Cymru receiving the cheque from Ian Thomas and Jon Llewhellin who are both Old Boys with Jon having played a significant role in organising the reunion weekend.

It is interesting to note that statistics show that Pembrokeshire has the highest detection rate of prostate cancer more than any region in Wales. This has been attributed to the awareness campaign that networks throughout the county coupled with the growing wave of support for, and desire to engage with the charity from groups, organisations and local communities.

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