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Cancer research fundraisers

595. Lorna Keylock
594. Brian Keylock

Brian and Lorna Keylock, from Brecon, have pioneered fundraising for Cancer Research Wales in rural communities.

Brian and Lorna have raffled off signed rugby jerseys at every Six Nations game for 20 years from their infamous ‘tardis’ booth in the centre of Brecon, raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research Wales. 

In a personal letter to Brian and Lorna, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“Your fundraising initiatives are known throughout your community and are having a great impact on the vital work of Cancer Research Wales”.

Brian and Lorna said: 

“We were delighted to learn that we have received the Prime Minister’s Points of Light award and would like to thank the people that nominated us.  We started fundraising for Cancer Research after my mother/mother-in-law died and it snowballed from there.  We have enjoyed all the fund-raising we have done and intend to carry on for as long as we can.  Cancer will be beaten one day”.

Brian and Lorna’s local MP, Chris Davies said:

“I am so pleased to hear that the hard work and fundraising achievements of Brian and Lorna have been recognised by the Prime Minister’s ‘Points of Light’ award. Often have I seen “Butch” and Lorna wrapped up warm in their scarves and coats selling raffle tickets for good causes in their booth in Brecon. I am always amazed and inspired by their commitment, so congratulations Butch and Lorna on your award. Cancer Research Wales does vital work to fund research in Wales to not only to try to find a cure for cancer, but also to fund prevention and early diagnosis research too. I cannot even imagine how many lives have been improved through Butch and Lorna’s fundraising, and I hope they continue selling their tickets and raising money for good causes long into the future”.

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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