Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2016

Eglwyswrw YFC Cycle Raising Thousands For WAA

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 4th, 2016

Pembrokeshire Young Famers cycled from Wales to England, covering over 300 miles, to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Eglwyswrw YFC cycled from their home village to Landsend, raising over £16,000 for charity, collecting kind donations from people across the country during their cycle. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 15 members of Eglwyswrw YFC embarked on a cycle bike ride over four and a half days, all in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance charity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wales Air Ambulance is an all-Wales charity providing vital emergency air cover for those who face life-threatening illness or injuries. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The young farmers donated £3,500 of their raised funds to Wales Air Ambulance. The Welsh helicopter charity needs to raise £6 million every year to fund their services. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Tony Key, Wales Air ambulance Pembrokeshire Community Coordinator, said: “Their cycle ride to raise money for us, took over four days to complete, Wales Air Ambulance can be anywhere in Wales in less than 20 minutes, helping to save lives. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We would like to say a big thank you to the Eglwyswrw YFC for their outstanding support, their amazing donation will fund more than two lifesaving missions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“As a charity, we rely on kind donations and support to keep our helicopters flying. Their cycling challenge will help us to come to the aid of people all over Wales.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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