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Cyclist in his seventies raises thousands for Action for Children
13 December 2011
An intrepid grandfather from Magor has cycled across Wales to
raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Bill Bewg, 70, from Magor in Gwent, took on the challenge
of a 192-mile cycle ride from West toEast Walesto raise money for
Action for Children. Bill, who has been fundraising for Action for
Children for 22 years, raised over £2,000 as a result of his latest
long-distance jaunt, which ended in Chepstow.
Now retired, Bill began his epic three-day ride in St Davids,
Pembrokeshire, cycling through some ofWales' most stunning scenery,
includingPembreyForest, Pendine Sands and
Bill said: "As Action for Children celebrates its
100th anniversary in Wales this year, I wanted to mark
the occasion by raising more money for the charity's life-changing
local work with children and young people, while setting myself a
real challenge at the same time. What better way than to take on a
long-distance ride through some ofWales' most stunning scenery?
Raising money to help fund the charity's fantastic work was worth
every saddle sore!"
Nina Rice, Fundraiser at Action for Children, said: "This was a
fantastic challenge and a wonderful way of celebrating Action for
Children's 100th year inWales. Every pound that Bill
raised will make a big difference to our work with local families
and vulnerable children. We are all tremendously grateful to him
for his continued support and fantastic fundraising efforts."
Action for Children runs over 130 services across 50 sites
inWales, supporting over 15,000 of the most vulnerable and
neglected children, young people and their families in local