Last night Husband and I plus my uncle and fifteen others went for a meal in a restaurant in Mumbles. While we were there we were visited by a lady - let's call her Jane - who was collecting for charity. She's well-known in the area and has raised over £1 million pounds for different charities (and has been awarded an MBE).
She is instantly recognisable because she always wears her trademark sombrero, but last night she was also wearing football shorts and wellies.
My cousin's wife, Anne, knows Jane well as they live in the same village. Anne explained just how Jane has become such a successful collector. 'Just before closing time, she goes round the pubs,' Anne said. 'She goes up to the men, grabs them between the legs and says, "Your money or your balls."'
Apparently Jane has been invited to join Rhodri Morgan, Welsh First Minister, in a box at one of autumn rugby internationals. I hope the cameras will be there when they meet.