Jemima sets off

Jemima, a 1936 Morris 8 set off from County Hall in Haverfordwest on Monday afternoon on an 840-mile trip to France and back.

Classic car owner Simon Moffett from Crundale and his co-driver Stuart Churcher, are making the journey to attend a ceremony later this week marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Mametz Wood. The First World War action – one of the bloodiest of the Somme campaign – featured soldiers of the 38th Welsh Division. There were 4,000 casualties.

Simon and Stuart are using the trip to raise money for Prostate Cymru and are hoping to raise £10 for every mile they cover. Simon has held a number of fundraising events ahead of the journey including bucket collections, a charity breakfast and appearances with Jemima at several local festivals and fun days.

They are also taking with them a plaque on behalf of the 14th Signals Regiment stationed at Cawdor Barracks, Brawdy.

They were waved off in front of County Hall by supporters -including Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman Tony Brinsden and Lt Col Stoter of Cawdor Barracks.

Pictured: Simon Moffett holds the Signals Regiment plaque before setting off for Mametz Wood with co-driver Stuart Churcher. With them is Lt. Col. Stoter from Cawdor Barracks, Councillor Brinsden and committee members of Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru

Stay Connected...

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Prostate Cymru