We proudly support fundraiser Josh Llewellyn-Jones OBE through epic triathlon challenge


Cystic Fibrosis (CF) fundraiser and world record holder, Josh Llewellyn-Jones, took on the challenge of a lifetime, swimming, cycling and running a total of 381 miles, to raise money for research into cystic fibrosis.

His epic challenge began with a 21-mile swim at Dover District Leisure Centre before cycling 200 miles from Dover to Clarence House, London, where he received a letter of congratulations from HRH the Prince of Wales, and then completed his challenge with a 160-mile run back to the Principality Stadium.

The unique challenge took a total of five days and Mr Llewellyn-Jones has already raised a staggering £20,225 which will be split with ‘CF Warriors’, the charity he set up with his brother, Mark, in 2017 and 'Rays of Sunshine'.

Having been diagnosed with CF from birth, Josh was told he wouldn’t reach his 30th birthday.

At 32 years-old, Mr Llewellyn-Jones is determined to prove doctors wrong and has broken world records in the process.

Working alongside their English counterparts St John Ambulance, we supported Mr Llewellyn-Jones from midday yesterday on the final leg of his journey as he headed home towards Cardiff.

Mr Llewellyn-Jones said in a Tweet:

"I can't quite believe it! I made it.

Thank you so much for the incredible support! What an experience that I'll never forget. 

I'm in bits."

“Josh is a truly remarkable individual defying all odds to finish this incredible challenge.

Josh’s determination and perseverance is extraordinary.

It was great working with our friends at St John Ambulance in England and a pleasure to support Josh as he crossed into Wales and finished his journey to Cardiff.”

St John Cymru Director of Operations, James Shaughnessy

You can support Josh in his fundraising efforts by donating to his Just Giving page here


Published October 11th 2019

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