A Haverfordwest woman, set to trek the Himalayas for charity, has turned to her love of reggae to help raise funds for the trip.
A life-long fan of reggae, Pat has arranged for Legend – the internationally acclaimed Bob Marley tribute band – to play a fundraising show at Pill Social Centre, Milford Haven, tonight May 17.
Pat Coombs, 51, is the hospice at home co-ordinator and equipment facilitator for the Paul Sartori Foundation in Haverfordwest.
Along with 34 other intrepid walkers – who each have to raise £2,800 to take part – Pat will tackle an 11-day adventure in the Asian mountain range to collect vital cash for the foundation’s “hospice at home” service. Between them, the group are likely to raise a whopping £30,000.
“I was talked in to doing it,” joked Pat. “I think it will be fun and a huge achievement. I’ll probably never do anything like it again.”
Pat is training for the gruelling event through “lots of walking”, going to the gym and aqua aerobics.
“It’s a lot of work, but getting fit is a big added benefit,” she said.
Tickets for tonight's gig cost £16. To buy tickets call Pat on 07870 829155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org