Penarth pensioner donates £275 to Ty Hafan
12:02pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in Penarth news
A PENARTH pensioner donated £275 to the Sully-based children’s hospice Ty Hafan last week.
James Radford, 78, raised the money by auctioning off a collection of ethnic African mementoes that he had collected during around 15 years of aid work in Africa.
“It’s done a little bit of good and £275 is not a bad amount,” he said.
“I came to Ty Hafan last year to their day out and when they showed me around I was very impressed.
“It’s a wonderful place.”
The rare collectables and vintage antiques were put up for sale by former local furniture retailer Mr Radford with help from Llandough auctioneers Rogers Jones, which donated its services for free.
Mr Radford presented the £275 cheque to Ty Hafan’s Jeremy Jackson last Tuesday, September 3.
Jeremy Jackson, director of fundraising and marketing at Ty Hafan, said: “People like James are the lifeblood of the charity.
“We rely on the support of individuals like James to fund the hospice.
“It’s the contributions of people like Mr Radford that really make a difference as without them we wouldn’t be able to take care of people in the hospice and in the community.
“It’s as important to us as the likes of Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan’s recent £50,000 donation.”