Three years ago Andrew Davies, cameraperson, fun character and very popular, died of cancer. He was originally from Llanpumsaint but lived most recently with his family in Ammanford.

His family and friends decided to set up a charity and a fund, in order to help others in a similar situation – a freelancer working in the creative industries. Then every year, money that had not been distributed to such a cause, was shared between Macmillan and Tŷ Bryngwyn in Llanelli.

During the period of the appeal (that was registered as a charity three years ago) over £27,000 has been raised to help those suffering and also to the named charities. All manner of events were held, and the trustees and members of the charity wish to thank everyone for their support and generosity.

The intention from the beginning was to run the official charity for three years. On the 1st of February this year, it was decided to bring the registered charity side of the Fund to an end. Family and friends will hold an annual event in the name of Cronfa Andrew Pwmps, in his memory and in order to raise money for Macmillan and Tŷ Bryngwyn, Llanelli.

A heartfelt thank you to all who have supported us.

Recently at the Cottage Inn, Llandeilo a cheque for £900 each was donated to: Tŷ Bryngwyn, Llanell; Old Mill, Llandybie; and Macmillan. These charities were of immense help to Andrew and his family.

Cronfa Andrew Pwmps

From left to right: David Craddock of Tŷ Bryngwyn, Llanelli; Llio, Andrew’s wife and one of the trustees of the charity; Sarah Clark of Old Mill, Llandybie; and Liz Duffy of Macmillan. A cheque of £900 each was presented to them. (Picture taken by Gareth Vaughan Jones).