THE Red Dragon Old Boys Club held a fundraising event in aid of Nightingale House Hospice, raising a fabulous £2,300.
The ex-Army members took part in a triathlon which included a 2.4-mile swim, a 112.6-mile cycle ride and a 26.2-mile marathon, it finished at the Kings Mill Pub (guest house) in Kings Mills.
Paul Davies, secretary of the Red Dragon Old Boys Club, said: “The Red Dragon Old Boys Club was formed in 2005.Š It is primarily a sports and social club that was formed following on from the original Red Dragon Club uniquely found in the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh (Royal Welch Fusiliers).Š
“The majority of its 164 members are veterans from every part of the principality who have served in the Royal Welch Fusiliers sometime during their Army career.”
He added: “The ethos of the club is to provide a camaraderie that can only be found in ex-service personnel within a sports and social atmosphere.ŠAlso within our ethos we are committed to holding a fundraising event on a bi-annual basis to raise money for nominated charities throughout Wales.”
The members who took part were Julian Davies, Roger Littlehales, Kevin Phillips, Mark Adams, Jason Saralis, Dave Crimmins, Mal Owen, Kieron Heaven and Chris Phillips.
Nightingale House Hospice provides its specialist palliative care services, completely free of charge, to people across Wrexham, Flintshire, East Denbighshire, the A494 corridor to Barmouth, and the borders, including Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem and Whitchurch.
It will cost £2.5m to run the hospice in 2008, only £500,000 (20%) of this will come from statutory sources.
If you would like to help raise money for Nightingale House Hospice contact Sandra Monks on 01978 314292 or visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk.