Cwmafan Veteran's Fundraising Efforts Recognised By Swans!

Swansea City Football Club's Head of Commercial Rebecca Edwards-Symmons, fundraiser Mark Quinn and The Wave and Swansea Sound's Head of News Emma Grant

Mark Quinn who helped set up Afan Valley Football Club had a surprise whilst delivering donations to The Boot Room project at the Liberty Stadium.

The 38 year old who is battling cancer turned his house recently into Santa's grotto. He started an appeal in his area collecting new toys for those in need. It was a team effort and on Tuesday he took a truckload of toys to the NSPCC's office in Swansea.

Today it was the turn of The Boot Room - which helps keep children in sport by providing togs and sport shoes. It has a drop off point at the Liberty Stadium. Mark decided to buy boots in all sizes and balls - to donate to the project.

The former area system operator with the Royal Corps of Signals, helped set up his local football team because the area did not have a side. He told us how the initiative really resonates with him because he has seen first hand, how children benefit from sport. 

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The Swans were so impressed with the local dad's efforts over the years, despite his health concerns, a club representative met with Mark as he delivered his donation to The Boot Room on Thursday.

A Liverpool fan - he would regularly travel to Anfield - but is no longer able to make the journey. Quinny is also a follower of Welsh clubs. Swansea City today opened its doors to his family - giving them a season ticket so they can make memories at the Liberty Stadium.  

Head of Commercial - Rebecca Edwards-Symmons spoke to us about The Boot Room project and praised Mark for his dedication to charitable causes across Wales.

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