Prostate Cymru honoured Ray Williams

Former Welsh Rugby coach Ray Williams is held in high esteem as the doyen of Welsh Rugby coaching and the former Welsh RU Secretary can also lay claim to organising the first World Cup before moving to Pembrokeshire to be closer to his family on retirement.

And Ray has been a key figure in the organisation of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru committee after serving Prostate Cymru as an ambassador. He became chairman of the local committee, produced a hand-picked committee, with John Daniels as Hon Secretary and Ralph Rees
as Hon Treasurer.

Sadly, ill-health has caused Ray to step down as chairman after helping raise a huge amount of money in the inaugural year and his immense contribution was recognised at a special presentation lunch where he was presented with a framed certificate of thanks from Andy Thomas, the
consultant urologist who is a founder trustee and chairman of Prostate Cymru Wales.

Ray also received a cheque for £500 for Prostate Cymru from the Pembrokeshire Pathway Rugby Scheme in respect of all his work in the game. The money had come from the ‘Heads and Tails’ competition organised by Brian Harries at the Pathway’s annual dinner by Jonathan Llewellin, who runs the Pathway scheme.

It was presented by young rugby starlets Kyle Williams and Elga Roberts, with Jonathan summing up the high regard in which Ray is held by everyone in local rugby and beyond.

Ray was also thanked by Brian Harries, who has taken over the role of chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru.

Also in attendance was Tina Tew, the Chief Executive of Prostate Cymru, Ray’s daughter Judith Griffiths, Margaret Harries, plus committee members June Rees, Dai Davies and Bill Carne.

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