Generous club’s latest events raise £1,000 for Sepsis Trust
A CYNON Valley club that has raised almost £20,000 for good causes over the past few years has donated its latest cheque to the Sepsis Trust.
Members of Cwmaman Club, known locally as Glynhafod Club, presented a £1,000 cheque to the Welsh branch of the charity, which has been raised through various events.
The trust helps save lives and improve outcomes for survivors of sepsis, which claims 6,000,000 lives every year.
On behalf of the club, Graham Lewis said: “This is only one of many sums of money that has been raised by the club over the years for charities who get very little help from elsewhere.”
In attendance at the presentation was Michelle Christopher, whose daughter Chloe tragically died of the disease in 2014.
Chloe, 17, from Cwmaman, had what appeared to be a chest infection or a cold in the run up to New Year, but died after she fell ill on the evening of December 30, 2014.
As part of a new film produced by the Welsh Ambulance Service, Michelle recently described how she performed CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on her daughter as she died.
Sepsis Trust UK’s executive director for Wales, Terence Canning, accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.