MORE than £4,000 has been donated by a Pembrokeshire group to the local health board.

Friends of Crymych Health Centre (Cyfeillion Gofal Iechyd Crymych) has spent more than 30 years fundraising and has presented its final cheque to Hywel Dda Health Charities – the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The total for the cheque was £4,599.47 which will go towards the Crymych Health Centre and district nurses.

In total, the group – which is now coming to an end – has raised more than £30,000.

Hywel Lewis, a committee member for Friends of Crymych Health Centre, said: “After over 30 years of fundraising towards the local health centre, unfortunately, the Friends of Crymych Health Centre has come to an end.

“Over the years, we bought beds, wheelchairs, and numerous other pieces of medical equipment to aid nurses in their care of their patients in the local community. During the 30 years we raised more than £30,000, which included donations from families in memory of their loved ones. Due to the age of the committee members, we have decided to call it a day and have transferred the remaining money to Pembrokeshire Community Services.

“May we take this opportunity to thank all the local people who supported us during this time and also say a huge thank you to the nurses and doctors for their dedication towards the patients over the years.”

Joanne Riggs, business service manager for primary community and mental health services, said: “From all of the health board staff at Bro Preseli Resource Centre and the Pembrokeshire Community Team, a HUGE thank you to Cyfeillion Gofal IechydCrymych for their dedication to fundraising for the centre for the past 30 years.

“Thanks to their kind and generous support, the health board has purchased various items and this has in turn helped to support local patients and the community. We are very grateful for this last donation, which will be put to very good use for the benefit of the local community.”