Dai Harris Presents Funds Raised
Dai Harris presented a staggering £11,077.13 to the Cardiac Unit of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board, the amount raised during his year of office as President of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society.
Receiving the cheque Doctor Mark Anderson, Consultant Cardiologist, remarked on the “extraordinary effort” it took to raise this amount and promised that the money would be put to good use to develop the whole patient experience at Morriston and to ensure that cardiac patients feel supported at all times.
Dai Harris said “The team at Morriston gave me my life back in 2001 and I wanted to give something back to the people who gave me the opportunity to be the President of the Welsh Pony and Cob Society.” The monies were raised through four members of the Society, including Dai, losing weight and raising a pound for each pound lost. “The response by the members was phenomenal as I can assure you that no-one had to lose 11,000 pounds to raise this amount. I wish to praise the support and enthusiasm from the Young Peoples Group who were an inspiration to us all and to thank everyone who supported the appeal during my year as President”. In addition to the monies presented by Dai, Heather Price of Barclays Bank presented an additional £1000 to make a total donation of over £12000.
In a ceremony at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, past President Harris was joined by Heather Price of Barclays Bank, Sian Harris, Welsh Pony and Cob Society CEO Rob Allen, the Young Peoples Ambassador Eleri Evans and Adrian Bowen, Eleri Wyn Marshalsay and Gethin Morgan from the Society's Young Peoples Group. Joining Dr Anderson were members of the Cardiac team Paul Rees, Andrew Griffiths, Wendy Churchouse, Kim Issac and Claire Warren.
The WPCS Team (from left to right) Sian Harris, Eleri Evans, Eleri Wyn Marshalsay, Adrian Bowen, Dr Mark Anderson, Gethin Morgan, Heather Price and Dai Harris
Dai with the Morriston Team (from left to right) Kim Issac, Andrew Griffiths, Claire Warren, Wendy Churchouse, Paul Rees and Dr Mark Anderson.