A group of workers from Brecon Ambulance Station are set to push a vehicle over 20 miles next month to raise money for cancer charities.

On April 2, a team will push an ambulance rapid response vehicle from Gilwern to Brecon along the canal, going via Crickhowell, Llangynidr, Talybont, Llanfrynach and Groesffordd.

The team will set off at 6am and expect to complete the feat in around 10 hours, anticipating an arrival at Brecon Rugby Club at 4:30pm.

In the evening, a promise auction will also be held at the club with all funds raised also going to charity.

The car push has been organised as a fundraiser for cancer charities, in memory of much-loved colleagues who have been lost to cancer over recent years.

Colin Stroud, an emergency medical technician in Brecon, is one of the team who will be taking part in the push.

Give Cancer The Push
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He said: “It’s definitely not going to be easy but we will rise to the challenge.

“Cancer is something that affects a huge number of us in our lifetimes so lets do a little something to help beat it.

“Any donations that anyone can spare would be greatly appreciated.”

The chosen charities include Bowel Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, the Bracken Trust and children’s cancer charities.

The team have set a target of £5,000 on their donation page, but are looking to raise as much money as possible. They are also on the lookout for anyone wishing to donate lots for the evening’s promise auction.

If you would like donate to the appeal, please visit their JustGiving page at https://bit.ly/3C15TET or search for ‘Brecon Ambulance Station Charity Car Push’ on Facebook.