Young people ‘doing their bit’ for Prostate Cymru

The Five Valleys saw at least three riders under the age of 18 take part, with one of those, Morgan Ley, going on to win the fundraiser prize of a cycling holiday in Spain. Morgan said that he fundraised for a cancer charity as both his grandfathers and an uncle passed away due to cancer, although not prostate cancer.

He said “the ride was extremely hard” telling his father at the top of the Bwlch that he was going to stop, his dad however told him “to remember why you are doing it” and from there he found himself over the finish line having dealt with the Rhigos and the Cimla. Morgan said “It is a worthwhile charity which is helping men with prostate cancer”.

Jourdain and Kinsey McIlquham also rode in the Five Valleys. At 15 and 17 they chose to ride as their father, Ian, had recently been treated for Prostate cancer. They wanted to raise money for the charity and raise awareness about the cancer, which had affected their father at quite a young age. Read more here (http://www.prostatecymru.com/brothers-show-support-for-dad/)

Two pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun contacted Prostate Cymru in November as they are planing a number of events to fundraise for the charity as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh. They have chosen Prostate Cymru as a techer’s father passed away this year as a result of prostate cancer and they wanted to show support to both the teacher and to us. They will be holding bake sales, own clothes days and quizzes and will also be seeking to raise awareness such as in the School Christmas Fair, all leading up to their planned sky dive at Easter.

Here at Prostate Cymru we are extremely fortunate that young people feel passionately about the charity’s work. With the support of our fundraisers we can work to achieve our core aims of awareness, and procurement.

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