Olympic-style generosity as Hamptons Penarth winners and customers meet stars
4:40pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
GENEROUS customers at Hamptons Penarth have displayed their Olympic sized generosity!
More than £180 was raised as a result of the store's recent Olympic Art Competition and Olympic Torch photo-shoot, which benefited the Teenage Cancer Trust, a registered charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer.
The talented winners - Niamh Bannister and Siân Blackburn - were photographed with 400m Olympic medallist Jamie Baulch, Grammy award-winning soprano Rebecca Evans, and Olympic torchbearer and Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Lara Cowpe.
Winner of the pre-school category, Carys Evans, was on holiday for the photocall but luckily her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Edwards, were on hand to accept the prize on her behalf.
Members of the public then also had the opportunity to have their photographs taken with the Olympic torch in return for a donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Peter Knowles of Hamptons said: “Lara was thrilled with the total and we’ve had great feedback from the people who had their photos taken.
"We thank Rebecca Evans, Jamie Baulch and Lara Cowpe, as their personal commitment undoubtedly made this event the success it was.
"Their assistance, and our customers' generosity, means so much to us - but even more to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Thank you from all of us.”