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Carmarthen Market fundraising for rescue services


FUNDRAISING has taken place at Carmarthen market as shoppers and traders raise £600 to be donated between two local charities.

A local charity is picked annually by the market’s traders committee to support throughout the year. Last year in May, £800 was raised to support the Cameron Comey Fund from donations received from shoppers, and fundraising that took place by market traders.

The committee decided they wanted to carry on the support for Brecon Mountain Rescue and Ferryside Lifeboat, St          John Cymru Marine Division, who played in a key part in the search for Cameron Comey, who sadly fell into the River Towy in February of last year, and was never found.

Last year’s fundraising efforts will help fund a new hovercraft for the Ferryside Lifeboat, St John Cymru Marine Division. They will also help Brecon Mountain Rescue reach the £30,000 they need annually to help cover the whole of the Dyfed Powys Police Force.

Doug Ashton, Chairman of the traders committee, said: “We are grateful to both organisations for the work they do in our community and this is just our little way of giving something back.”

A portion of the money was raised from a percentage of the committee’s takings that the market’s photo booth and children’s ride bring in, as well as money that had been placed into the market’s wishing well in the foyer.

Doug Ashton explained: “Just by using the photo booth in the market or by making a donation in our wishing well, shoppers are helping local charities.”

The charities the committee are fundraising for this year are The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Active for Autism.

Carmarthen Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday.