Posted: Tue 17th May 2016

Swansea Students Take On Epic Motorcycle Challenge In Aid Of WAA

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Two Swansea University students are taking on the journey of a lifetime, travelling from South Wales to Russia on 125cc motorbikes in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jack King and Aaron Goodfellow, Masters students of Mechanical Engineering, are completing the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally to raise lifesaving funds for the welsh helicopter charity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Team Gradical will set off on their cross-country adventure on July 16, setting off from Swansea to journey through Europe to cross the rally’s finish line in Ulan-Ude, Eastern Russia. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Jack King said: “We will cross borders, seas and ride some of the most badly maintained roads in the world. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It’s going to be Hardcore. It’s going to raise a ton of money for Charity!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The motorcycling duo aim to raised £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance, to help the charity fund its lifesaving missions across Wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £6 million every year to funds its services, which can be anywhere in Wales within 20 minutes. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “As a charity, we rely on kind support to keep our helicopters flying and we are incredibly grateful that Jack and Aaron would chose to support us during their epic motorcycle challenge. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Jack and Aaron are taking on an adventure of a lifetime, and are raising lifesaving donations as they do it!” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you would like to sponsor Jack and Aaron on their fundraising journey across Europe, click here: http://bit.ly/1T5lXqo ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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