Daring river feat bid for Alisha's op
KAYAKING enthusiasts will soon be braving the waves in a bid to help transform a little girl's life.
The Hydro Stalkers kayaking group are preparing to take on a 40-mile journey from Cwmduad down the River Tawe to raise funds for Alisha Richens.
The six-year-old, from Llwynhendy, has kyphoscoliosis which causes a curvature of her spine.
A new procedure at University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff will enable Alisha's spine to be straightened without the need for extremely painful surgery.
Her dad Kristian and mum Rebecca are now attempting to raise the £20,000 needed to fund the specialist operation.
In a bid to boost funds, the kayaking group has organised the daring feat on September 13.
Kristian said: "When Rebecca's friend got in touch to ask if they could do the challenge to raise money we were thrilled."
The evening at the Diplomat Hotel on September 27 will kick off at 7pm and include live music and performances, a buffet, and a raffle and auction.
Guests will get the chance to bid for a number of high-profile prizes during the night, including a rugby shirt and ball signed by Wales player Leigh Halfpenny.
The sporting prize was donated to the family by Llanelli's Hungry Horse Managing Director Andrew Daniels.