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Meurig Raises Thousands For Prostate Cymru

76 year old Meurig Harries from Croesgoch in Pembrokeshire is no stranger to fundraising on behalf of Prostate Cymru. However, Meurig who is widely known in West Wales as a farmer and director of M&S Transport Haulage Company did not think for one moment when he first began supporting the charity that he would one day be affected by Prostate Cancer himself.

However, Meurig has recently undergone treatment successfully for Prostate Cancer and as a result embarked on his most ambitious fundraising effort this year with the appeal closing recently having raised £17,370.

Initially, Meurig set himself a target of £5,000 to be raised by driving a tractor around Pembrokeshire fundraising along the way. This quickly escalated to driving a tractor from Pembrokeshire to Ireland via Fishguard and Rosslare then driving on to Dublin and returning to Wales by ferry via Holyhead. The journey was completed by driving the length of the West Wales coast and finally returning to Pembrokeshire. Meurig enjoyed huge support from friends and family on both sides of the Irish Sea and in particular Nev Davies who freely supplied a Valtra T214 Versu tractor along with Sarah Bell who supplied a free mini bus for the support team to use for the 400 mile journey.

With every intention of closing his fundraising appeal at the County Show, such was the widespread support both for Meurig and the Charity, invitations followed to attend events well into the autumn months to continue his fundraising. With the final total standing at £17,370 Meurig is now ready for a well earned rest.

Meurig recently presented his cheque to Mr Neil Fenn, Consultant Urologist at Morriston Hospital. Pictured are: John Daniels (Trustee Prostate Cymru), Neil Fenn, Meurig Harries, Rhodri Davies, Lyn Murray (Trustee Prostate Cymru) and Brian Harries.

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