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Snake-sitting Jayne brings in £1,000

This is the moment when Neath and Port Talbot Courier production editor Jayne Thomas got ‘up close and personal’ with a 14ft Burmese python.

Jayne sat in a tank with the four-stone snake on top of her for an hour to raise cash for the Evening Post/Courier Steel Blast Appeal.

The funds raised by the newspapers’ appeal are split between the victims of an explosion at the Port Talbot Steelworks last November and Morriston Hospital Burns Unit.

Jayne initiated the appeal after the November disaster which claimed three lives and injured 12 steel workers. The newspapers have already given £2,000 and her total now stands at £1,102.50.

Jayne said: “Many thanks to everyone who sponsored me, family, friends and work colleagues and to Geraint the Snakeman for lending me his snakes.

“Thanks also to Swansea NHS Trust chief executive David Williams, without whose help I could not have got the appeal off the ground.

“Yes, it was very scary!”

Jayne’s snake-sit raised £1,000, which takes the appeal past its £100,000 target.

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