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Ystalyfera woman conquers Brecon Beacon Marathon in aid of WAA

An Ystalyfera woman conquered a marathon through the iconic Brecon Beacons, raising over £600 for Wales Air Ambulance.

On May 15, Kelly Morgan ran the Brecon Beacons Trail Marathon, running 26.2 miles through mountains and over rough terrain to help Wales Air Ambulance fund its missions.

The keen runner collected donations from friends and family, raising over £600 for the charity through her sponsored marathon, deciding to fundraise for charity after witnessing its work.

Kelly said: “I choose to run the Brecon Beacons Trail Marathon for Wales Air Ambulance as I have seen the helicopter around the village helping and saving lives.”

Kelly ran the marathon through iconic areas of the Brecon Beacons, passing the Talybont Reservoir and summitting peaks to raise £620 for the Welsh helicopter charity.

As a charity, Wales Air Ambulance relies on fundraising challenges and donations to raise the £6.5 million every year to run its operations.

Each of the Welsh helicopter charity’s missions cost around £1,500, funded by kind donations and charitable support.

Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “By running a marathon around the challenging landscape of the Brecon Beacons, Kelly is helping us to complete our lifesaving missions.

“Last year Wales Air Ambulance attended over 42 missions just in the Brecon Beacons, flying our critical care team to the patient.

“The remote nature of the Brecon Beacons and its difficult terrain means that people in need can be difficult to access by road. By taking on the Trail Marathon, Kelly is helping to fund our missions – including those in the Brecon Beacons.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Kelly for her support. Her donation will help to keep our four helicopters flying, helping us to come to the aid of the people of Wales in their hour of need.”

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