Wurzels wow at record-breaking Rotary event
2:28pm Wednesday 16th July 2014 in News
WEST Country favourites the Wurzels performed to a sell-out audience at Haverfordwest’s County Showground recently, helping raise a record-breaking amount for charity.
Organised by Haverfordwest Rotary Club, the event was the biggest in the club’s 77-year history, drumming up a whopping £25,000 for Prostate Cymru.
More than 800 guests enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing, with local acts Symphony Sid and The Swing Kings and disco maestro Johnny Owen ably supporting the cider-drinking headliners.
Present at the event was the President of Haverfordwest Rotary Club, Derek Lloyd, the President of Prostate Cymru David Brace OBE and its Chairman Andrew Thomas, together with the Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru, Ray Williams OBE.
There were several sporting legends in the crowd too, including former football international Ian Walsh and former rugby international and current Wales rugby team manager Alan Phillips.
Rotary Club members were supported in their organising efforts by local businesses, including main sponsors Snowdrop Independent Living and Puffin Produce Ltd, and by a large army of volunteers who assisted the club in preparing the venue and on the night.
The money raised will help Prostate Cymru continue it work in increasing awareness of prostate cancer in Wales
The charity is also trying to fundraise for a robotic surgery system, which would potentially help save thousands of lives.