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Fundraisers hit their peak for Peter fund

A SPONSORED walk up Moel Famau raised a new mountain of cash for the Chronicle’s Peter McFerran Appeal.

Connah’s Quay 24-year-old Peter McFerran, a senior aircraftsman with the RAF, was killed in July last year, when a rocket hit the building he was in while on duty in Iraq.

So far more than £7,000 has been raised towards the appeal, which aims to raise £15,000 to buy an incubator for the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess of Chester hospital where Peter was born.

Peter’s mum Ann took part in the walk along with four of her work colleagues from the St Mark’s Dee View Surgery in Connah’s Quay.

Ann said: “It was a bit rainy and misty, but we had fun.

“The money we raised was given by patients from the surgery and we were also approached by a couple of people in the Moel Famau car park who wanted to donate.”

Marie Rowlands, who works at the surgery, says staff wanted to help.

She said: “The appeal is so close to Ann, Peter and their daughter Elaine’s hearts.”

Fundraising activities planned for next month include a sleep over and sponsored walk over Hallowe’en for the Cubs, and a friendship night for the Beavers where they will each bring in a favourite toy and talk about it.