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Clydach boy raises up to £500 for charity!

Last modified: 27 April 2012

Ben Rees sponsored bike ride

Image: The RSPB

 A local 14 year old boy has Stepped up for Nature by supporting RSPB Cymru and raising almost £500 for the conservation charity.

Ben Rees from Clydach near Swansea organised a sponsored bike ride last weekend (Saturday 21 April) with his twin brother Alex, to raise money for the RSPB’s Birds of Prey appeal.

The bike ride was 25 miles long and started at RSPB Cwm Clydach and ended at WWT Llanelli, and took three hours to complete. The local community and Ben’s school – Cwmtawe Community School in Pontardawe – helped champion his bike ride and were key in helping him raise such a large amount of money.

Ben said, “I’m glad the bike ride was so successful and we raised loads more money than I expected. I’m really grateful to everyone who sponsored me and my brother, and helped us raise money for the RSPB.” 
Dave Anning is RSPB Cwm Clydach warden, he said: “What a wonderful accomplishment! Thank you to everyone who supported Ben and Alex and who helped them raise so much money – we’re grateful to everyone involved.”

If you’d like to Step up for nature and do something similar please call Sue Pickin at RSPB Cymru on 02920 353 000.

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