The couple first started their fundraising in 1996 with the aim of raising money to support charities and their support organisations and individuals with specials needs.
To date they have raised in excess of £135,000 all of which has been donated to numerous charities such as, the neurofibromatosis association, Mencap, motor neuron, Alzheimer’s society, special needs schools, hospitals and many cancer charities.
Mr Owen said this year the two beneficiaries were 11-year-old Port Talbot youngster James Haymer, who needed a new hi-tech wheelchair, and The Mullany Fund.
“Each were presented with a cheque for £3,750,”he said.
“The night was again a great success and was supported by many local businesses, family and friends. The monies were raised on the night from raffles, donations and an auction of sport memorabilia. In what are very difficult times with much economic uncertainty, we continue to be overwhelmed with the support we receive and with people’s generosity. We would especially like to thank the Towers Hotel who have supported this event since its inauguration in 1996.”
Thank You From The Mullany Fund
The Mullany Fund would like to express their gratitude to Clive and Sheila Owen for their wonderful fundraising event. The money donated will go directly towards our e-mentoring project which creates a link between young people who are interested in a career in medicine, with young professionals who can encourage and support them to succeed in their chosen field. The goal of The Mullany Fund is to address the lack of social mobility within the healthcare professions. At present only 11% of all UK doctors are from the lowest socio-economic group whilst 50% of our medical professionals have been privately educated compared to 7% of the population as a whole. With the help of donations from supporters such as you we will continue to address this social inequality.