CARDIGAN Oxygen Therapy Centre received a huge boost in its bid to stay open as it raised more than £3,000 at its recent Christmas fair.

The centre, based at the Pentood Indutrial Estate, is facing a cash crisis. It needs £40,000 a year to keep going and is currently running at a loss and could be forced to close if the situation does not improve.

Centre manager Gina Fox said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair. Thanks to our wonderful community we raised the amazing amount of £3,021.

“A special thank you to all our volunteers for all their hard work, the stallholders for bringing their beautiful crafts and all the people who turned out to support us or sent in donations.

"We need to get the local community behind us to keep the centre open and we have had an amazing response. Now we have to keep it going”

A’ Songs with the Street ‘charity night featuring singer Nicolette Street at the Fynonne Arms, Newchapel, recently raised just over £200.

And further fundraising efforts are in the pipeline to help the centre, which helps treat people with such illnesses as MS, motor neurone disease, cancer, autism, as well as fracture and tissue damage.

Newcastle Emlyn fitness instructor David Maund is staging a 12-hour gym and swim challenge at Coracles leisure centre at Cenarth on Friday, November 29, while on Saturday, November 30, Rhys Harries Fitness is doing a spinathon at Aldi in Cardigan.

The Guildhall coffee morning organised by Cardigan Charity Fundraising Appeal on Saturday, December 7, will raise funds jointly for the Oxygen Therapy Centre and the TrystansGoal4Glory appeal.

And on Sunday, December 8, there will be a stall for the Oxygen Centre at Trystan’s Christmas Fair in Cilgerran Village Hall.

The Premier store, at Priory Street, is doing a raffle in aid of the centre with the prize of a luxury Christmas hamper to be drawn on Friday, December 20.