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Swansea Sadly Loses Cricket Competition for Cancer Cause

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Wales faced England once more – this time a company’s cricket competition raising around £550 for a cancer cause.

Business software company Unit4’s Swansea and Bristol staff battled at Lodway Cricket Club on Bristol’s outskirts, near beneficiary, national holistic cancer charity Penny Brohn UK’s National Centre.

After hours of action, the 20-over game saw Wales lose with 91 runs, 51 fewer than England, watched by dozens basking in the sun, on July 14.

Unit4 spokeswoman and event organiser Sam Coggins said:

“The day was incredibly fun with many laughs, but far from a cricketing masterclass although hotly contested.

“Wales were wonderful with a superb performance although England had the edge, but it wasn’t about the winner – it was for an amazing charity.

“Penny Brohn UK is remarkable and close to my heart because I overcame cancer.

“We’re delighted with the amount raised for this life-changing charity.”

A refreshments stall, selling hot food including burgers, and raffle boosted the total raised.

Penny Brohn UK corporate fundraiser Jamie Bramhall added:

“We thank Unit4 for uniting to raise an amazing amount from this great day.

“Without dedicated people such as them, we could not continue to reach people across the UK needing our support to live as well as possible with and beyond cancer.

“We’re always looking for new corporate partnerships to support our vital work.”

With over 35 years’ experience, Penny Brohn understands that cancer impacts everything and the number affected is increasing.

It is the UK’s leading charity offering whole person support, its Bristol Whole Life Approach, on the person and close supporter’s mind, body, spirit and emotions, before, during and post-treatment.

Penny Brohn knows the body is hardwired to heal and can be helped to recover, and works alongside medical treatment so people get the most from it, with fewer side-effects.

It explores health and wellbeing areas such as diet, exercise, relationships and managing stress, through free courses, one-to-one therapies, groups, a treatment support clinic and national helpline.

Penny Brohn UK wants to reach as many people as possible, but relies on donations.

For more information, call 0303 3000 118, email [email protected] or visit www.pennybrohn.org.uk