A PEMBROKESHIRE schoolgirl’s fundraising campaign, to support Withybush hospital’s Ward 10, has been boosted by two Haverfordwest marathon runners.

Elly, the daughter of Lyn and Ann Neville of Pembroke, has been raising valuable funds 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.

The appeal, at justgiving.com/fundraising/Ward10Flag has raised more than £112,000 to date.

Elly and her Ward 10 Flag recently met up with Lisa Wells and her partner Mark Davies, from Haverfordwest, who ran the Swansea Half Marathon to raise funds for her appeal.

Lisa said: "I wanted to run in memory of my dad, who unfortunately passed away in September 2016, after his short battle with cancer. We wanted to raise money to help Elly's Ward 10 flag appeal as all the staff and the day unit were fantastic with both my mum and dad while they were treated there.”

Elly's dad, Lyn, said: "Lisa contacted us to ask if she and Mark could raise funds for Elly's appeal by taking part in the half marathon. We were delighted, even if we thought they must be crazy to run that far; and we were very grateful for their support. Their help is very much appreciated by us and all the nurses, staff and patients on Ward 10 at Withybush."

Lisa and Mark ran the half marathon and Lisa beat her personal best time by nine minutes, finishing in 2hrs and 25 minutes and they crossed the finish line together.

They also raised £456.20 for the appeal, and are hoping to raise more funds for Ward 10 in the near future.