Jenny Willott MP raises £1500 to support local charity.

November 4, 2011 1:23 PM

Jenny presenting the chequeJenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, today presented the Cardiff and the Vale Alzheimer's Society with a cheque for £1500 - money she raised as part of her 8 day husky trek across 400km of the Arctic in February 2007.

Jenny raised £10,000 in total from her 'Arctic Challenge' in 2007, with the money going to local charity Ty Hafan Children's Hospice, as well as to national charities Crimestoppers, Cancer Research UK and the Children's Society.

The extra £1500 was recently made available for Jenny to donate to a local charity of her choice after the remaining money raised from the 2007 challenge was split between the MPs who took part in the challenge. As a long standing supporter of the Cardiff and the Vale Alzheimer's Society, Jenny nominated it as her chosen charity to receive the money.

Jenny commented:

"I am delighted to be able to help the Cardiff and the Vale Alzheimer's Society with this donation.

Taking part in The Arctic Challenge was a great way to raise money for charity and I am pleased that I have now been able to support two local charities in Cardiff Central.

The Cardiff and the Vale Alzheimer's Society provides great support to people affected by dementia in Cardiff and I hope this money will help them to continue their excellent work "

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