I'm raising money for Mind Cymru, a charity close to my heart, as some of those closest to me have experience of mental health issues.
My mission? To complete 30 challenges to mark not only the big 3-0 for myself in 2020, but also for the wonderful male voice choir I've accompanied for 7 years, Côr Meibion Dyffryn Aman, who also celebrate their 30th year in 2020! Mind Cymru will be the choir's nominated charity next year.
I'm passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues, to both break the stigma of having a mental health illness and to educate people on recognising, understanding and supporting those who have a mental health illness - or to correctly identify if they may be suffering.
Mind Cymru endeavour to educate and support the population in this area and rely on donations to continue their important work. Although big leaps forward in recent years have been made towards achieving this ambition thanks to initiatives like Mind Cymru, we are still a long way away in society from wholly treating those who have these issues with compassion, respect and understanding.
Here is the list of challenges I will be undertaking (some of which friends, family and choir members will be helping out with) from now until my 30th birthday - 17th of May 2020!
*Pendine Sands 10K
*Penllergaer Woods 10K
*Swansea Bay 10K
*Ammanford Road Race 10K
*Ras Nos Galan 5K
*Boxing Day Walrus Dip
*Going to choir carless - Morriston- Glanaman-Morriston
(30miles) - bike/hike/run
*GungHo! obstacle course 5K at Singleton Park
*Llanelli Half Marathon
*Worm's Head 10K
*Buff Wales Trail 5K or 10K
*Snowdon at Night with Mind
Ongoing through 2019/2020
*30 selfies with 30 male voice choirs
*30 bullseyes by air rifle/pistol shoot
*newbies to blood donating - help me get to 30 pints donated - on 10 pints currently
*30 5K parkruns
2019 or 2020
*30 South Wales castles in a day (CASTELL COCH to CARREG CENNEN by car)
*30K of Welsh Coastline in a day
*Mountain Climb with members of the choir (mountain TBC)
*24hr music marathon with Côr Meibion Dyffryn Aman and friends
*run a 5K parkrun under 30mins
*compose a birthday no 1s medley - no 1 UK hits on 17th May
*30 days of kicking the caffeine
*spell MIND by running on Strava app
*Lake2Lake - Llyn y Fan Fach to Llyn y Fan Fawr in 30mins
*burst 30 balloons by sitting in 30seconds (world record is
*a foot of fortune - collecting cash through bucket collections and
reaching top of 30cm container
[Challenges subject to change. Any challenge changed will be replaced by a different challenge]
Any donation - big or small - is hugely welcomed. If you fancy taking
part in any of these challenges with me and helping to raise funds, do get in touch!
I'll be keeping people posted on the Facebook page below on progress and any of the challenges I'll need extra support with! Thank you for supporting this important charity close to my heart. On behalf of myself and Côr Meibion Dyffryn Aman - diolch o galon i chi.
FAECBOOK PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/groups/bethan30for30/