YOUNG Withybush Ward 10 fundraiser Elly Neville recently joined pupils from Sir Thomas Picton School in a bake sale, raising nearly £150 for the appeal.

Elly, the daughter of Lyn and Ann Neville of Pembroke, has been raising valuable funds towards the refurbishment and upgrade of Ward 10 cancer ward through her prize-winning collage of the Pembrokeshire Flag since May 1, 2015.

Elly decided that she wanted to start raising money to help the ward that treated her father. Lyn had a bone marrow transplant in 2005 and subsequently spent a lot of time on the Ward 10 cancer facility at Withybush Hospital.

Nearly £110,000 has been raised to date.

Elly's Dad, Lyn, said: “A huge thank you is due to Molly, Sophie, Matthew, Efa, Jade and Tayla, who are all Year 10 pupils at Sir Thomas Picton School. Elly felt the need to sample the bake sale products, just to check for quality of course. When Elly visited the stall they made a real fuss of her, took her off selling raffle tickets and had photos, all while looking after customers and explaining what they were raising funds for.

“Young people sometimes get a bad press these days, but what a great group of young people they are. This was part of their Welsh Baccalaureate course, and, on this evidence, they will all get top marks.

“The sale, on a baking hot day, raised the fantastic amount of £148.50 to go towards the appeal total which is now nearly £110,000.

Elly and her family are continuing to seek donations via their Just Giving page: