A MOVING symbol of the fight against ovarian cancer was projected onto St David’s Cathedral on Mother’s Day.

Isadora’s Flying Colours shone in all her glory in celebration of women who have survived and lost their lives to the disease.

The idea came from Lyn Roberts of Treffynnon, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August after being unaware of the symptoms. She said: “Having started off on the chemo journey I decided I wanted to bring awareness of this disease to everyone.

If just one woman recognises the symptoms in herself and goes to her GP as a result it will all have been worth it.”

As well as the projection, 262 colourful scarves were suspended inside the cathedral in memory of each woman in Wales who lost their battle to ovarian cancer in 2012.

On Sunday, March 15 a day of fundraising took place in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer and the Cancer Day Unit at Withybush Hospital. It began with cream teas in The Refectory, with entertainment from Goodwick Brass Band and harpist Joy Cornock, followed by an evensong service with Hannah Robinson and an address from Dr Ann Barnes. The grand finale was the stunning projection on the cathedral. So far Lyn has collected more than £600, with more money coming in daily.

She said: “I cannot thank people enough for their support and generous contributions. It has been a moving and humbling experience. Equally and importantly, nearly 200 leaflets detailing the symptoms of ovarian cancer have been taken from the display."

The scarves were due to come down on March 22, and Lyn has been offered a stand at the Thursday market in St Davids on April 2 and 9 to sell them, which will raise more funds for the charities.