OVER the past few months, the Penllwyndu at Llangoedmor has become a hive of ideas and generous offers in a bid to raise money for Cardigan Cancer Care.

Regulars to the historic “hanging pub” forged ahead under the guidance of Stephanie Williams, who lost her husband to cancer.

Efforts to raise money began with a summer ball, starring winner of the 2016 Porthcawl Elvis Festival - Elvis Desley, who was joined on stage by Cardigan Rugby Club Choir.

Other stars of the ball included Nia Porter who had her hair cut off - each cut attracted generous bids.

Nia’s father, Terry Porter, unexpectedly lost his prized goatie while the scissors were out by local hairdressers 'Cut Above', from Newcastle Emlyn.

Nia’s hair was donated to the Little Princess Trust, who make wigs for young children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment.

Nia said: “Having listened to a radio programme about childhood cancer, I just had to do something”.

Prizes donated to the auction by locals included people's professional time, to homemade items, including some elderflower wine.

Former headmaster of Preseli School, Martin Lloyd became chief auctioneer of the summer ball.

Thanks to his and other contributions including Nia’s online campaign which itself raised £1,734.00, a total of £4,250.00 was raised for Cardigan Cancer Care - more than double what was raised last year.

“We are very grateful and thank everyone's efforts, the Penllwyndu and landlords Ryan and Pat Williams, who collectively have succeeded in raising money for our charity - a special thanks is also deserving to Stephanie Williams for her hard work and leadership,” said Judy Cramp of Cardigan Cancer Care.

Stephanie Williams said: “Despite the stress, everyone's helped, it's been amazing, thanks to all involved”.

A short video of the summer ball attracted more than 10,000 views and can be viewed on the Penllwyndu's Facebook or Youtube channel.