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Dan Lydiate hosts charity auction for Wales Air Ambulance

A Welsh rugby player has raised £500 for Wales Air Ambulance, helping to fund their helicopter missions across the country

Dan Lydiate held a charity auction in aid of the Welsh helicopter charity, collecting bids for a one-off, signed, piece of art.

The rugby player partnered with Dayna Wilkes, a paper-cutting artist, to fundraise for Wales Air Ambulance.

Dayna created an intricate portrait of Dan Lydiate from layers of hand cut pieces of paper. The artwork was autographed, and use to raise lifesaving donations.

The rugby player held the charity auction on social media, drawing in bids from across Wales and raising £500.

Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £6.5 million every year to fund its operations, with each mission costing around £1,500.

Mark Stephens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “Both Dan and Dayna have been dedicated supporters.

“By auctioning off the piece of art, they have funded a third of one lifesaving mission.

“Their support is lifesaving, as it helps to keep our helicopters flying across Wales.”

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