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Regional daily marks 125th anniversary with new charity bid

A regional daily is marking its 125th anniversary with the launch of a new charity campaign.

The South Wales Argus has launched its 125 Appeal to commemorate the occasion, which will raise money for St David’s Hospice Care, in Newport.

The appeal aims to recruit 125 teams of fundraisers for the hospice, and was launched on its front page on Wednesday.

The Argus says it is also planning on carrying “glimpses of its past” form its archives throughout 2017 to mark the milestone.

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Editor Nicole Garnon said: “We are delighted to mark this special anniversary by launching an appeal for a charity which is close to our hearts.

“So many people’s lives have been in some way touched by St David’s Hospice.

“Our aim is to recruit 125 teams of fundraisers to help us make this anniversary year a really special one, not just for us but for the hospice as well.”

St David’s Hospice Care chief executive Emma Saysell added: “The tremendous and exciting 125 Appeal will allow us to further boost the profile of St David’s Hospice Care in our community through the excellent, regular exposure we will receive both in paper and online.”