Carmarthen teenager, Celyn-Mai Clement (19), is taking on the Captain Tom 100 challenge, setting herself the ultimate goal; 100 minutes of continuous CPR compressions.
Anyone who has completed their first aid training will know how difficult and tiring it can be to give quality compressions continuously without becoming exhausted, but Celyn-Mai, from Crosshands, is determined to give everything she's got to complete it, and she's already raised £66!
Celyn-Mai, who is our Deputy Young Adult of the Year, joined us as Cadet when she was 13, and completed her last fundraiser in 2020 where she walked 100 miles in one month and raised £253 to help us continue our work in Wales.
But this time, Celyn-Mai is taking her fundraising up a level.
"I want to do whatever I can to help St John Ambulance Cymru continue to be there for people when they need it most.
I didn’t want to do anything which was too similar to my last challenge but also something challenging enough that would motivate me to complete it.
I know it’s going to be tough but I’m going to try my hardest to get though it, focussing on the CPR manikin as a person who needs my help.
I’m hoping to raise as much money as I can to help and encourage others to learn first aid as you never know when you might need to use it."
St John Ambulance Cymru, Deputy Cadet of the Year, Celyn-Mai
Celyn-Mai’s challenge will be live streamed on The Pulse Facebook page on Friday 30th April 2021 at 5pm.
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