MORE than £4,000 has been raised at an event last month held in support of myeloma cancer care treatment at the University Hospital of Wales and Llandough.

Penarth Yacht Club's coffee morning – a follow-up to a similar event held last year – was organised and hosted by local man Nicholas Reeves-Hall, who was forced to have a partial left leg amputation after developing myeloma himself two years ago.

After last year’s coffee morning raised in excess £4,000, two senior nursing staff travelled from Wales to New Delhi, India, to chair a conference attended by delegates from around the world on myeloma nursing care.

Mr Reeves-Hall was asked by the hospital to arrange a further event this year to raise funds for essential equipment in the two hospitals’ day care units.

Companies including Starbucks UK and Mr Bernard Cody of Bernard Cody Motor Engineering agreed to sponsor the morning, with hospitality services provided by sixth form pupils from Westbourne High School. Numerous personal contributions were also made by local businessmen.

Guests were entertained on the day by the Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir, while attendees were situated around centrepiece floral arrangements provided by Andrea’s Flowers Boutique. Around £1,000 worth of food was donated for the event by Starbucks UK, Tesco, and Asda.

The event also featured a raffle with a range of prizes provided by local firms, which included restaurant vouchers, beauty products, department store vouchers, and photography sessions. With guests more than willing to contribute, the total funds raised on the day amounted to well in excess of £2,000. Santander Bank agreed to match the total, leaving the final amount raised at more than £4,000.

Event organiser Mr Reeves-Hall said: "I would like to thank all the companies that supported us in this event and everybody that helped on the day for all their hard work in raising such a large amount of money and awareness for this worthy charity."