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Orlagh says thanks with fundraiser

Created on 03/05/2022 @ 14:17

A Berriew schoolgirl has raised more than £550 charity as a thank you for care given to her Auntie. 

Orlagh Smith, who turned 13 last month, decided to set herself the challenge of running 100km in March to fundraise for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

The charity based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital works to enhance cancer services for people throughout Shropshire and Mid Wales. And Orlagh wanted to do something in return for the treatment her Auntie, Ann Evans, from Bettws Hall, had received.

Ann received radiotherapy and chemotherapy in the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre and is now following a course of immunotherapy meaning she must visit the clinic every three weeks. 

Orlagh said: “I decided to run 100km in March because of everything Ann has been through. I have been running with my cousin Amy, my mum Anne Smith, I’m not a runner but I enjoyed it.

“I am so pleased I had such great sponsorship from family and friends. It feels great to have raised £550 for Lingen Davies,” she added.

Naomi Atkin, CEO for Lingen Davies, said: “Thank you to Orlagh for this tremendous effort, not only will her donation help support and enhance the care and treatment offered in the Lingen Davies Cancer Centre but it will also help fund our LiveLife Cancer Awareness service. We want to help people understand things they can do to prevent cancer such as wearing sun cream and following healthy lifestyles.”

For more details on the work of Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and how to support the charity visit the website

PICTURE: Ann Evans and Orlagh Smith with Naomi Atkin from Lingen Davies.


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