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NHS fundraiser to receive S4C award

A Welsh language officer at Coleg Ceredigion and Coleg Sir Gâr has raised over £37,000 for a Carmarthen hospital after very sadly losing his mum, Undeg Lewis, to Covid-19.

This award is being recognised by S4C in its recognition of 2020 heroes and community stars tomorrow (Friday, 18 December https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p090kk56).

During the summer, Gwyndaf Lewis, took on a 50km challenge, running over 30 miles and 32 times around Feidr Sion in Efailwen.

The 25-year-old takes on a number of challenges every year to raise money for charities that are close to his heart and this challenge was considerably heartfelt.

Gwyndaf Lewis said: “Unfortunately, this year has seen the world face some very difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“But worst of all, we as a family have lost a loved one, mam; she was taken away from us at only 59 years-old with so much to look forward to, so this is for mam.

“Donations are being sent to the ICU team at Glangwili, as they need our help more than ever.”

Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion principal Andrew Cornish, awarded Gwyndaf with a college Cariad award, which is given to staff and students who promote kindness and carry out significant charity work. 

 “I am so pleased that Gwyndaf has chosen a local beneficiary, the ICU Unit in Carmarthen is close to his heart and I'm delighted he and his family chose to support the NHS and I know his family were right behind him supporting him every step of the way.

“He absolutely deserves this wonderful recognition from S4C, we are all very proud of him.”