Carmarthenshire

Father and son seven day cycling fundraiser for hospital to say thanks after family tragedy

A Pembrokeshire father and his nine-year-old son set themselves a seven-day cycling challenge to raise money for Carmarthen’s Glangwili Hospital.

Martin Edwards and Celt cycled 100 miles a day from 18th to 24th July and have so far raised a fantastic £2,865, which will be shared between Glangwili Hospital’s Picton ward, the Special Care Baby Unit and Neonatal Care.

Martin, who is a physical education teacher at Milford Haven School, said: “We as a family were devastated when my wife Caryl had a miscarriage in March.

“We would like to thank family and friends for their support and say thank you for the care received at Glangwili Hospital, and that is why we decided to take up this challenge.

“I’m so proud of Celt who has completed a very tough challenge for a nine-year–old. He is truly amazing, but this is also one of the toughest challenges I’ve ever done too!”

The pair are also raising funds for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at Glangwili in support of their niece and cousin.

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said it was a great achievement by Martin and Celt.

“The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive,” said Nicola.

To donate to Martin and Celt’s challenge, go to their Just Giving page.

For more details about Hywel Dda Health Charities and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk.

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