Friday, August 1, 2014

Adventurous duo have the drive to complete 10,000-mile rally

As well as working on the family farm, 25 year old Bleddyn Davies from Moelfre, also works at Abergele Leisure Centre, alongside his friend Dave Howell, 28.

They are both currently taking part in the Mongol Rally, which is an adventurous way to raise money for charity.

Having set off on July 19, they are travelling 10,000 miles, through 18 countries, over five mountain ranges and three deserts, aiming to reach their final destination of Ulan Baatar in Mongolia, on September 11.

Under the team name of The Bearded Dragons, they are raising funds for three charities.

The first is CLICSargent as Dave’s cousin Sam Faux was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour a year ago. Since then, 18 year old Sam, who lives in Llanddulas, has had seven operations and radiotherapy along with other treatment.

Having the support of CLIC Sargent nurse Rhian has been invaluable.

The duo are also donating through Awyr Las Blue Sky for the children’s ward in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, as the staff on the ward have also been amazing during Sam’s treatment, even saving his life on a couple of occasions, and Bleddyn’s family have also had a fantastic experience of the ward, when his sister, Haf Elwy spent some time at the children’s ward when she was younger.

The third charity they have chosen is Cool Earth, who have managed to save over 333,000 acres of rainforest so far.

The climate in Mongolia is affected directly by the damage to the rainforest, resulting in droughts and many other changes that effect Mongolia and its people.

With thanks to the patrons of the Leisure Centre, friends and family who have given generous donations. the friends have so far raised nearly £1,300, and the Bearded Dragon’s hope by the end of the journey they will have raised even more.

You can follow Bleddyn and Dave’s journey on their Facebook page ‘Bearded Dragons - Mongol Rally 2014’ where they will be posting regular updates and photo’s from the rally.

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