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Jemima Goes To Mametz

Jemima, a 1936 Morris 8 set off from County Hall in Haverfordwest on Monday 5th July on an 840-mile trip to France and back. Simon Moffett, a committee member of the Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru and his co-driver Stuart Churcher drove Jemima to Mametz as part of the Mametz run classic car rally to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Mametz Wood. The battle was fought by the 38th Welsh Division as part of the Somme offensive in July 1916. About 4000 men died or were injured in the battle.

Simon and Stuart decided to use the trip to raise money for Prostate Cymru and hope to raise £10 for every mile covered. Donations can still be made on Simon’s JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/jemimagoestomametz

Simon officially launched his fundraising challenge on St David’s Day 2016 in St David’s, Pembrokeshire. At the launch, the Bishop of St David’s blessed a bunch of daffodils. Simon presented these daffodils to Colonel Mark Stoter at Brawdy Barracks and received a plaque from the local regiment to take to the memorial in Mametz. Simon held a number of fundraising events in the lead up to the journey to Mametz such as visits to local fetes and family days, a charity breakfast, a stall at the Really Wild Festival and bucket collections including one at Parc y Scarlets.

Simon, Stuart and Jemima successfully made it to Mametz. Along with the 13 other classic cars, the trio attended a ceremony of remembrance and visited the dragon memorial to pay their respects to the fallen Welsh soldiers and the families they left behind.

Pictured: Simon and Jemima at the memorial in Mametz.

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