A FAMILY renowned for their charitable efforts in Penarth have raised £3,204 for Marie Curie’s Cardiff and Vale Hospice.

Tracey Rich, who helped organise the charity night, said she was “delighted” to have raised so much.

Mrs Rich and her sisters are known locally as the ‘Lamprey family’ as they have been involved in several fundraising challenges since the death of their father, Brian Lamprey, and mother, Evelyn Lamprey who died within a month of each other two years ago.

“We like to do these events, it was hard going through it and this helps us,” Mrs Rich said.

“It was a traumatic time but being called the Lamprey family keeps our father’s name alive.”


The charity night, which took place on November 15, featured a hypnotist, singer, comedian, a raffle and an auction.

It proved to be so popular that all 180 tickets had been snapped up before they were even printed, Mrs Rich said.

“Local businesses were so generous.

“We were able to offer an amazing raffle and auction thanks to the donations.

“The auction raised £200 alone.”

“We chose the hospice because we are all from Cardiff and its our local one.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to use the hospice for our father because by the time he had been diagnosed with cancer, it was too late.”