ELLY'S Ward 10 Flag Appeal has topped the amazing milestone of £75,000 raised to help cancer patients on Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital.

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.

The Pembroke Dock Community School pupil’s appeal, at justgiving.com/fundraising/Ward10Flag recently passed the £75,000 mark, and, at the time of going to press, was set to hit £80,000.

Elly’s dad, Lyn, said: “Team Elly want to say a very big thank you to all the Pembrokeshire people and businesses who have donated.

“We are amazed and humbled by the support we have received from inside and outside of Pembrokeshire. Cancer touches everyone in some way and we are trying our best as a small family to make a real difference to cancer services in the county."

He added: “The Hywel Dda Health Board is preparing a business case to go to the Welsh Assembly Government for assistance to fully refurbish Ward 10 but there are many things that cancer patients need now to help improve their circumstances and dignity etc. Following the completion of the new Cancer Day Unit, which is amazing, we need a new cutting edge facility for cancer inpatients and Health Board Management have promised this will be delivered.

“We would please ask local people and local businesses to continue to show their support for cancer services in Pembrokeshire and ask you to consider donating to Elly's Ward 10 Flag Appeal. The more support we can get and the more Likes on the Ward 10 Flag Facebook page shows the Health Board that local people support and want the best cancer services for Pembrokeshire. We would love to get to £100,000 but that seems a long way away.”

You can make a cheque payable to Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal T928 and send it C/o, Pembrokeshire Cancer Support, 91 Queen Street, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6JE.

You may also go into any Pembrokeshire Branch of Barclays Bank and quote Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal T928 or you can donate by texting Flag88 to 70070 and the amount you wish to donate £2, £5, £10.