A volunteer from Bridgend will put his best foot forward this week, walking 100 kilometres to fundraise for vital funds to help us continue our lifesaving work.
Mike Flanagan (59) is hoping to raise £800 for our charity by embarking on a five day trek across South Wales along the A48 from Swansea to Newport via Cardiff.
The former firefighter was inspired by the Captain Tom 100 challenge and has tentatively renamed his efforts as the ‘3,2,1 challenge’ as he’ll be walking through three cities, on two feet and travelling 100km.
“Volunteers across St John Ambulance Cymru have been on the front line providing vital support during COVID-19 pandemic, giving their time to help in the fight against coronavirus.
As a volunteer myself, I’ve seen first-hand the difference our volunteers can make in challenging situations and so I want to raise as much money as I can to help us continue our lifesaving work.”
St John Ambulance Cymru, Assistant Chief Volunteer, Mike Flanagan
Mike has done plenty to prepare for the event including building up his walking endurance, wearing in his walking shoes and replenishing his first aid kit, which he will have as part of his supplies to complete the challenge.
“I’ve got a weakness in my knees which I’m a little worried about so I’m going to take it slow, pace myself and do everything I can to make sure I can to get through the challenge without injury.
It’s really important to be prepared for events like this. I don’t want to let anyone down.”
St John Ambulance Cymru is Wales’ leading first aid charity and we've been supporting communities in Wales for over 100 years. We've been proving vital support to the NHS in Wales during the coronavirus pandemic giving our expertise to Wales’ field hospitals, transporting patients and providing care at vaccination centres.
Mikes 3,2,1 challenge starts on Friday 14th May.
Keep up with his progress or donate via Just Giving.