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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Sharklife and Y Bwthyn Newydd

Wales
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In July 2018 I will be cycling around Wales self supported, above is the route I plan to follow which is around 600 miles. I'm not only aiming to cycle 60 miles a day, but as I pass I'm going to stop at Brecon to climb Pen - y - Fan and then climb Snowdon when I'm in North Snowdonia and Cader Idris (Penygader) when I get to south Snowdonia.

I'm going to push myself in order to raise as much money as possible for the two charities I feel strongly about.

Y Bwthyn Newydd, Bridgend - http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/863/y_bwthyn_leaflet.pdf

Sharklife - https://www.learn.sharklife.co.za/index.php/about-us

Unfortunately, I have had family members and friends that have had to to use the services of Y Bwthyn Newydd. For those who are unaware, Y Bwthyn looks after palliative care patients, not only in their unit, but in the wider community as a whole. Family members that have attended Y Bwthyn have always been made comfortable and have been looked after well. This is my way of saying thank you to them for all the help and support that they give to local families. Funds raised will go towards patient comforts and on going staff education; such as providing equipment and other resources for patients and their families that the NHS cannot fund. A refurbishment of the unit is currently being planned. As it's been open for 20 years upgrading facilities for patients, staff and families would be a positive all around.

When it comes to sharks your first thought draws upon fear, mostly due to the film Jaws, which portrays sharks as being mindless man eaters. This fear causes people to think of a sea without sharks as a better place. Hearing about millions of sharks being culled for various reasons, such as having their fins taken for shark fin soup, doesn't cause the majority any concern. This is something that needs to change.

Following a shark diving trip to South Africa, I learnt a lot about sharks. I learnt how vulnerable they are, but most importantly how misunderstood they are. Seeing them up close and personal in their own environment made me appreciate how beautiful and graceful they are in the water. They demand our respect but most of all they need our protection. Sharks are so important to the health of our oceans and they're better seen, experienced and respected in the beauty of the open oceans than on a plate in a restaurant.

Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters. They actively engage the urgent need for research and protection of many marine species. Shark life stands to protect sharks by educating people through online courses and practical in water experiences with these natural beautiful creatures. Funding will help towards creating further education, thus gaining greater protection for them.

'Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them.'

Attached is a video from South Africa 2017 with these extraordinary species.

For more information please follow links below.

Thank you for your support,

Dan

Y Bwthyn http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/863/y_bwthyn_leaflet.pdf

Sharklife https://www.learn.sharklife.co.za/index.php/about-us

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  • Daniel Lewis12 days ago
    Daniel Lewis

    Daniel Lewis

    12 days ago
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    Hi everyone, So after 10 days of wonder, beauty, wetness, sun, getting lost shouting at the wind and long uphill walks, I'm home. I'm not going to say it's been easy,far from it. Knowing that people have been supporting me and donating all this time has kept me going. THANK YOU ALL for the nice messages of support you've given me and your donations. I've loved the challenge,the amazing people I've met and the beauty of Wales. You are all legends and I hope you all take care. Until my next mad adventure! Mwahahahaha. Thanks all Dan.

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  • Daniel Lewis13 days ago
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    Daniel Lewis

    13 days ago

    DAY 10 DAN IS HOME!! After 10 days of hard graft and some challenging days, Dan is finally home! He strolled in at 5pm with sore legs, sore bum and a wicked vest tan!!! Thank you all for following this amazing man doing something for two charities very close to his heart. He is now sitting down with a beer and a curry relaxing as best as he can. Thank you all so much for your donations. He has now raised a whopping £800 altogether!!! THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!! 👍😀👍

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  • Daniel Lewis14 days ago
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    14 days ago

    DAY 9 Over £700 raised altogether so far. Thank you everyone! After a very eventful evening mingling with the locals in Newquay last night. Dan decided to take it easier today. He has now settled in Saundersfoot for the evening and having an early night in attempt to prepare his legs for the 78mile trek HOME tomorrow!!!! Dan's initial plan was to do this trek over 14 days, doing 60 miles a day. He has succeeded over and above his target! Being home, hopefully, after 10 days is a massive success. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE DONATED! 😀👍

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  • karla Williams

    karla Williams

    Aug 15, 2018

    Well done Dan! Amazing effort, you should be super proud of yourself 🙂✋️

    £30.00

  • Rhianydd Llewellyn

    Rhianydd Llewellyn

    Aug 8, 2018

    Congrats Dan! Amazing :) Rhi and Aaron x

    £20.00

  • Kay Sebburn

    Kay Sebburn

    Aug 7, 2018

    Well done Dan!

    £10.00

  • Rob and Jess

    Rob and Jess

    Aug 6, 2018

    Well done Dan!

    £10.00

  • Kelly lees

    Kelly lees

    Aug 6, 2018

    Well done dan, amazing! X

    £5.00

  • Robert Baker

    Robert Baker

    Aug 5, 2018

    Well done Dan, prob past me in north wales this week. Keep it up! good luck

    £10.00

  • Ceri Robson

    Ceri Robson

    Aug 4, 2018

    Go Dan.Love ceri xx

    £20.00

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