Our Alana raises £2,345 for charity

Jenkins Bakery staff member Alana Harries has smashed her fundraising target to help a Llanelli hospice after running the London Marathon.

In memory of her dad and as a thank you to the amazing staff at Ty Bryngwyn Hospice, Alana  took part in the race on April 28.

Her target was to raise £500, but she exceeded this and raised the grand total of £2,345.20.

This was made possible by her generous sponsors offline and through Virgin Money Giving, various fundraising events and the support of her employers, Jenkins Bakery.

Alana Harries (third from left) with three members of the fundraising committee: vice-chairman Andrew Stephens, secretary Susan Thomas, and chairman David Craddock.

Alana is from Burry Port and is the manager of the head office shop at the Jenkins Bakery’s headquarters in Trostre.

Alana said : “I decided to run the London Marathon in memory of my father and to raise money for the Ty Bryngwyn Hospice because my dad was there for a long time.

“I raised money through a variety of different methods – an online donation page, selling raffle tickets and a name the bear competition. I’d like to thank everyone who donated prizes.

“My dad, David Harries, was in Ty Brynwgyn before he passed away and the staff there were amazing. It’s such a wonderful facility and I just wanted to do something to pay them back and thank them all for being so wonderful with my father. It was like a home from home for my dad.”

Alana is pictured below showing off her London Marathon T shirt to Jenkins Bakery area manager Fiona Snook. The shirt carried Alana’s name on the front and a tribute to her father on the back.

Fiona said: “We are very proud of Alana at Jenkins Bakery and we were thrilled to see her taking part in the London Marathon. We are a Llanelli company and Ty Bryngwyn has touched so many lives in town, so we were delighted to be able to help Alana’s efforts and support her charity fundraising.”

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