A 91-year-old farmer has raised over £34,000 (over €38,800) for the national health service (NHS).
Inspired by, and in solidarity with Captain Tom Moore, Rhythwyn Evans, Tan y Graig, Silian, set a personal challenge to “give something back to the community”.
The Welsh native decided to walk around his home 91 times in 1 day, to raise funds to help beat the Covid-19 epidemic.
He completed the challenge in five stages on his 91st birthday on April 18th – doing laps of 10-15 each time, starting at 7:30am and finishing at 5:30pm.
‘Very worthy cause’
A note on his JustGiving page, reads: “He had an unforgettable day last year as family, neighbours and friends came along to celebrate a very special milestone.”
“Rhythwyn would like to support his local health board, Hywel Dda, to show his gratitude for the outstanding work of the workers in these extremely challenging times.”
“Every penny you donate will be directed to support the welfare and wellbeing of our NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.”
“If you would like to support this very worthy cause, feel free to do so through this page. Many thanks for your interest and support, and stay safe.” the note concluded.
The money raised will be donated to Hywel Dda NHS COVID-19 Appeal, organised by Hywel Dda Health Charities.
Image source: Just Giving David Evans