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Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs cycle 75km around county for charity

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Around thirty cyclists got on their bikes to raise an incredible £4,350 for three important causes.

The members, county officials and friends of Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs completed a 75km cycle around the county, which started off in Llandovery and finished in Whitland.

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The sun shone during the successful Seiclo’r 75 event which was in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance, Carmarthen First Responders and Leukaemia Research Appeal for Wales. Each cause received £1,450.

This is the first time that the Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs has held the 75km cycle around the county, however every year they take part in an annual challenge that raises money for local charities.

Wales Air Ambulance offers advanced critical care and is often described as a ‘Flying ED’. The on-board consultants and critical care practitioners are highly skilled and carry some of the most pioneering medical equipment in the world. They can deliver blood transfusions, administer anaesthesia and undertake emergency operations at the scene of the incident, before flying the patient directly to specialist care. 

A spokesperson for Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, said: “Congratulations to everyone who completed the challenge of cycling 75km from Llandovery to Whitland. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the day – from everyone who helped feed and keep the cyclists hydrated, to the support vehicles, to all of the supporters who came along the way – hearing your support really helped us reach the end! 

“Thank you also to the sponsors of the challenge: Siop Londis Gwalia Drefach Felindre, Lewis Carpentry and Construction, Hafod Farm Supplies and S A Evans Groundworks and Construction.

“Thank you to everyone who has contributed financially also – we managed to raise £4350 which is £1450 each for Wales Air Ambulance Wales, Carmarthen First Responders and Leukemia Research Appeal for Wales.”

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Wales Air Ambulance has four aircraft based across Wales, in Dafen, Caernarfon, Welshpool and Cardiff. 

Now operational 24/7, the Charity needs to raise £8 million every year to keep the helicopters flying.  

Katie Macro, Wales Air Ambulance’s South West Wales Community Fundraiser, said: “Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Seiclo’r 75 fundraising event. Thank you for raising an incredible amount of money for three important causes in Wales.

“You should all be incredibly proud of raising £4,350. Every donation to the Wales Air Ambulance will help us be there for the people of Wales when they need us.”

(All images: Wales Air Ambulance / Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers)

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