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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

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