Grandpa, inspired by Captain Tom Moore, to walk around his house 91 times for his 91st birthday

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A Welsh farmer took inspiration from war veteran Captain Tom Moore to organize his own fundraising march.

Rhythwyn Evans of Tan-y-Graig Farm, Silian, Ceredigion, decided to support his local health council, Hywel Dda, by going through his bungalow 91 times to celebrate his 91st birthday.

The grandfather, who uses a walking stick, aimed to raise £ 500 but has already raised over £ 12,000.

Rhythwyn self-isolates with his wife Gwyneth, although neither has symptoms of coronavirus.

“I lived to an advanced age so now I want to give something back to the area that I have always lived,” he said.



Rhythwyn Evans walking around his house
Rhythwyn Evans walking around his house

It is his way of showing his gratitude for the remarkable work of the workers in these extremely difficult times.

Grandson Eryl Bradley said, “He saw Captain Tom’s brilliant story on the news and wanted to do something to support it locally.”

Captain Moore raised more than £ 22 million for NHS Charities Together by walking around his garden to mark his 100th birthday.

On a JustGiving page, Mr. Evans’ family said that he celebrated his 90th birthday with family, neighbors and friends.



Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old veteran, who completed the 100th length of his garden and raised more than £ 20 million

“Things are different this year, and therefore, to mark his 91st birthday, he would like to give something back to the community,” they said.

“Inspired by and in solidarity with Captain Tom Moore, he challenged himself to go around his home 91 times in one day to help defeat the Covid-19 epidemic.

“Rhythwyn would like to support his local health council, Hywel Dda, to show his gratitude for the exceptional work of the workers in these extremely difficult times. “

The money raised by Mr. Evans will go to the Hywel Dda NHS Covid-19 call, organized by Hywel Dda Health Charities.

His wife Gwyneth, 86, said: ” I am very proud that we are collecting this money for such a good cause in these difficult times.

“We saw Captain Tom and were inspired to do something locally, for all of our brave health workers at Hywel Dda. “

Sarah Jennings, director of partnerships and corporate services at the Hywel Dda University Health Council, said she was “extremely grateful” for Mr. Evans’ support.

“It is such an incredible thing to do to celebrate a special anniversary and we thank Mr. Evans and his supporters for helping to fund vital items that we urgently need for the well-being and well-being of staff and volunteers, ”she said.

“Penblwydd Hapus (Happy Birthday) from everyone at Hywel Dda. “

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