A Powys farming family has raised more than £12,500 for charity in memory of their mum.

Sisters Jodie and Sophie Roberts both celebrated their weddings in 2023. In the process they raised more than £12,500 for Lymphoma Action in memory of their mum, Heather Roberts, who died nine years ago from the cancer.

The sisters, who both got married over the summer, held ticketed Sunday luncheons and promise auctions on the weekends of their weddings, making the most of the wedding marquees. Family, friends and local businesses donated prizes for the auction which helped to raise the total for charity.

Bespoke oak carved clocks alongside luxury getaways were just some of the items up for grabs at the auctions. Guests were entertained with games and music from a selection of masked singers and later a live performance from band ‘Anything Goes’.

Jodie, with new husband Daniel Hughes, raised £8000 for Lymphoma Action from the charity event held the weekend of their wedding in July. Younger sister Sophie, who married Tom Morris in September, raised £4,500 for Lymphoma Action and a further £4,500 for the British Heart Foundation.

Both couples were amazed at the totals and grateful for the generosity of others to support charities close to their hearts.

The fundraising for Lymphoma Action continues as Jodie embarks on the challenge of the London Marathon in April 2024. Jodie is grateful for all of the support for the marathon so far but is still asking for sponsorship to help her run the 26.2 miles in memory of her mum.

You can sponsor Jodie through her JustGiving page: https://shorturl.at/irAFS

Lymphoma Action is the UK's only charity dedicated to lymphoma, the fifth most common cancer. They have been providing trusted information and support for more than 35 years, helping thousands of people affected by lymphoma. Their mission is to make sure no one faces lymphoma alone.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control. It can affect both adults and children, at any age.

For more information about Lymphoma Action and the worh they do, please visit: lymphoma-action.org.uk