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Pen Y Fan conquered ten times in 24 hours to raise funds for WAA

A Wales Air Ambulance supporter has funded more than two of the charity’s lifesaving missions across Wales by summiting South Wales’ tallest peak ten times in 24 hours.

Neil Rigeon set himself a huge challenge to climb Pen Y Fan several times against the clock, to raise donations for the Welsh helicopter charity, helping their crews to fly to the aid of people across the country in their hour of need.

The trekker was joined by a group of other keen climbers, accenting and descending the peak as many times as possible within the time limit.

Neil conquered Pen Y Fan a total of ten times within 24 hours, and the Pen Y Fan challenge raised £3013 for Wales Air Ambulance, helping to fund the charity’s missions.

Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £6.5 million every year to fund its four-helicopter service, with each of the charity’s lifesaving missions costing around £1,500, funded entirely by kind donations and support.

Neil visited Wales Air Ambulance at their South Wales airbase in Llanelli and presented his donation to the crew.

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Neil and everyone else who took part in the challenge in aid of WAA.

“Their support is lifesaving, as it will help us come to the aid of people across Wales and will keep our four helicopters flying.

“As a charity, we rely on kind support and its people like Neil that allow us to continue providing emergency air cover for the people of Wales.”

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