Pontarddulais RFC scrum together raising over £3,000 in memory of Gerallt Davies


An epic fundraising challenge taken on in memory of our volunteer, Gerallt Davies MBE has raised over £3,000. 

The challenge saw players and supporters of Pontarddulais RFC pushed to their limit running, cycling and walking 10,000 miles.

But they didn’t stop there…

After smashing their original target distance, the team went on to tackle over 20,000 miles in total with help from other rugby clubs across the UK, including as far away as Merton RFC in South London.

To date, the teams have completed over 20,755 miles.

Messages of support for the club and its friends poured in over social media throughout the challenge including rugby legends Rowland Phillips, Rob Jones and Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Davies to name a few.

Gerallt, who joined started his volunteering journey with us as a Cadet, passed away in April and also worked as a paramedic with the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

He was based at Cwmbwrla Ambulance Station.

The team were inspired to bring the community together in Gerallt’s memory.

"The sadness that the club felt at losing Gerallt was shown with so many people that took part to raise as much funds as possible for St John Ambulance Cymru.

Knowing my training miles we're adding to the club's overall total and that we were raising funds for such a worthwhile cause motivated me to do even more!

It was a great challenge for a great cause and great fundraising result."

Nia Taylor, who took on the challenge

“Thank you to everyone who took part in this amazing fundraising challenge and to the players, their friends, club members and everyone who’s supported them.

As a charity, we rely on donations and the money raised by Pontarddulais RFC will go towards helping us continue our vital support in the heart of Welsh communities,” 

St John Ambulance Cymru Appeal Manager, Samantha Coles

Pontarddulais RFC are continuing to fundraise and hope to raise over £3,500 by the end of August when their Just Giving page will close.

Help them get there by donating here.


Published July 17th 2020

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