Amazing fundraisers take on challenges across Wales
30 April 2020, 19:45
Across the country, there have been some incredible feats to raise vital funds.
Wales rugby legend Shane Williams took on a 774 mile bike ride in his house to raise cash for the NHS, the Wooden Spoon and Velindre charities. The 774 miles represents the distance he would have covered as part of the various events he had planned to take part in this year.
Gwyndaf Lewis's 50k run challenge is in memory of his mother Undeg Lewis who has sadly passed away from Coronavirus, with funds going to the Hywel Dda Health Board charity.
Swimming coach David Tonge from Swansea covered 21 miles in his endless pool to help the NHS.
£4064!!!!!!!! OMG xxx WOW!!!!!!!!!— Dave Tonge (@DAVET0NGE) April 24, 2020
Here’s a few of the pain shots from yesterday 😂😂😂
This is my final push so please share.... It’s my birthday after all xxxx
THANK YOU AGAIN
THANK YOU NHS ❤️
Please share:https://t.co/8b2UFHbwxG pic.twitter.com/WZPiOheOL1
Lewis Bradley, who's mother is the matron of the COVID-19 ward at Morriston Hospital, raised cash for the hospital with a 12 hour cycle.
Words can’t describe how I feel right now ❤️🌈 The pain (mostly last two hours) was offset by the amount of support,...Posted by Lewis Bradley on Saturday, 25 April 2020
Tarian Cymru is a group raising funds to purchase and distribute PPE to the NHS and frontline workers. Donations have already topped £50,000.
ANHYGOEL— Tarian Cymru (@TarianCymru) April 29, 2020
Ni wedi cyrraedd £50,000! Diolch i chi gyd!
Targed nesaf: £100,000 Parhewch i gefnogi! Mwy o masgiau a visors yn cyrraedd heddiw!
We have reached £50,000! Thanks to you!
Next target: £100,000 Continue to support us More masks and visors on the way today! pic.twitter.com/0pcpVcrPaD
Meanwhile the "Feed the Heath" campaign to supply free meals to staff at Cardiff's Heath Hospital and other key workers across the city has raised over £60,000.