Anglesey fundraiser goes the extra mile to fight heart disease
Local man Gareth Edwards from Bodedern is set to make his mark in the fight for every heartbeat by cycling in the London to Paris cycle event to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation (BHF)
Gareth aged 30 a technician for welsh water will be cycling the 249 miles from London to Paris between the 21st and 25th of July 2016 in a bid to raise £1500 to fund essential research into heart disease.
Gareth said ' I decided to take part because this is a charity very close to my heart following the unfortunate happenings of June 2013 when I suffered a heart attack at the age of 28. Following the extensive support that both myself and my family received during this difficult period, I believe that I owe a great deal of gratitude to this charity. without the research and support that the British Heart Foundation offer both victims and families I would not have recovered to full health with the ability to enjoy life and watch my family grow.
To raise funds money and awareness Gareth will be organizing several fund raising events with a charity auction in the pipeline. You can show your support by donating on Gareth's just giving page. http://www.justgiving.com/Gareth-Edwards-bodedern or by texting GREB50 followed by your donation to 70070 from your mobiles.
Any donations towards any fundraising events would be greatly appreciated and would make a large contribution to the cause.
Tristam Jones, head of events at the BHF said "thanks to Gareth Edwards for taking on this challenge and supporting the BHF. Without our supporters we can not continue to fund life saving research into heart disease and provide those affected with the care and support they need"
To find out more and how you could join the fight for every heartbeat visit
About the British Heart Foundation
Coronary heart disease is the uk's single biggest killer. For over 50 years we've pioneered research that's transformed the lives of people living heart and circulatory conditions. Our work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. But so many people still need our help, from babies born with life threatening heart problems to the many mums, dads and grandparents who survive a heart attack and endure the daily battles of heart failure. Join our fight for every heartbeat in the UK. Every pound raised, minute of your time and donation to our shops will help make a difference to people's lives.