Hafal has received donations of over £1,000 through a Facebook fundraising campaign organised by Catrin Anna Edwards.
Catrin, from Carmarthenshire, set up a fundraising page on Facebook to celebrate her 24th birthday last month, asking her friends and family to donate money to charity instead of giving her gifts.
She kindly chose Hafal as her charity after using our ‘Clic’ online community.
Catrin said: “I thought this would be a great opportunity for people who usually give me money or gifts on my birthday to donate to Hafal instead. Therefore, I set the minimum target of £150. Within two days of setting up the fundraiser page, I had reached the target.
“The fundraising process was personally a very rewarding experience on the whole. It must be noted that it’s down to the generosity of my lovely Facebook friends that my fundraising was a success as we managed to raise £1080 in the end.”
As not everyone is on Facebook, Catrin also received cheques and cash donations which she handed in to her local Hafal office in Carmarthen.
In total, Catrin was generously given 80 individual donations – a tremendous result. Thank you Catrin!