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£1,190raised of £400 target by 55 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,190 to Support Ystradgynlais Community Hospital League of friends

    Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

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    My mum was cared for and later passed away at Ystradgynlais Community Hospital in May 2014 after a battle with cancer. The team and staff at the hospital were first class and I always promised Mum and my Dad I would repay the hospital and raise some money for patients in the future. My Mum loved helping others.

    I wanted to challenge myself to overcome a fear I had. This fear is swimming, something in my 38 years I have dreaded. I spoke to a friend Steve Lewis who was training for the ironman Wales event and he told me he would teach me to swim. I never got the chance to take Steve up on his offer of swimming lessons as days later after our conversation, he was tragically killed in a training accident, this gave me more motivation to learn to swim.

    In July this year, I had my first swimming lesson at the age of 38, at the end of lesson which I managed to swim half a lenght, I went to my car and on my phone I signed up for the Neath Valley triathlon. As a non swimmer this is some event for me to aim to undertake, this event take place on Sunday 17th September and includes a 400m Pool Swim / 22km Bike / 3km Run

    I aim to complete this for Ystradgynlais Community Hospital league of friends, any money raised will be for patient comforts for local people

    Thank you




    • Gareth Thomas10 months ago
      Gareth Thomas

      Gareth Thomas

      10 months ago

      A massive personal thanks to those who have sponsored me. I am overwhelmed at those who I don't know who have have also sponsored me. I have set a new target of £1k.

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    • Gareth Thomas10 months ago
      Gareth Thomas

      Gareth Thomas

      10 months ago

      Huge thanks to those who have sponsored me, am extremely thankful.

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    • Carl Jenkins

      Carl Jenkins

      Sep 17, 2017

      Well done mate!


    • Gareth Evans

      Gareth Evans

      Sep 17, 2017

      Great effort mate 👍


    • E Hopkins

      E Hopkins

      Sep 17, 2017


    • Joe and Ann Hayton

      Joe and Ann Hayton

      Sep 17, 2017

      Good Luck Gareth x


    • Thomas fami

      Thomas fami

      Sep 16, 2017

      Pob lwc cuz!!!All the best and well done on your monumental challenge ahead!!Cheers from The "Thomas family."


    • Rob Gevertz

      Rob Gevertz

      Sep 16, 2017

      4 stone down.. 15 to go.


    • Wendy James

      Wendy James

      Sep 15, 2017

      Good luck Gareth all the best from Wendy and Dave x


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