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Llanelli Youth Project in fundraising 'Bath Dash'

Llanelli Youth Project in fundraising 'Bath Dash'

Residents with their bathResidents at our King George Youth Project have organised a charity fundraising event with a difference - they are doing a unique charity walk from Llanelli Beach to Pembrey Country Park, raising vital funds for the Wales Air Ambulance Service.

Inspired by events seen on the BBC documentary television show Real Rescue, the King George project’s residents decided that they wanted to raise money to support the Wales Air Ambulance, the national air ambulance service for Wales. The youth project have given themselves a rather unique task; rather than simply walking the 10 mile route from Llanelli Beach to Pembrey Country Park, they have decided to take the challenge a step further and push a full-sized bath tub along with them.

The ‘Bath Dash’ will see 4 of the project residents and 6 staff members taking it in turns to push and sit in the bath tub, which will be filled with red balloons, to the finish line where they will be celebrating with a BBQ.

As part of their fundraising activities, the King George residents will have the opportunity to visit the Swansea Air Ambulance station, taking a guided tour, learning about the work of Wales Air Ambulance and even getting the chance to sit in the helicopter.

Speaking of the event Robert Johns, Support Worker at King George Youth Project, said “The King George residents are really excited for the event. Visiting the Wales Air Ambulance station will be great and will give the young people an insight into the hard work of this worthwhile charity. They are looking forward to the challenge and welcome visitors to the beach for support!”

The residents are hoping to raise £300 of sponsorship. The event will take place on Friday 16 August starting midday on Llanelli beach.

The King George Youth Project accommodates care leavers aged 16-21 and provides them with support and guidance on education, employment opportunities and gaining further independence.