With football on hold at the moment, the Orchard WPWL clubs and players have come together to find inspiring ways to keep active, support each other and good causes.
Aberystwyth Town took on a Christmas themed challenge in December, aiming to collectively walk, run and cycled the distance from Aberystwyth to the North Pole – a whopping 2545 miles! Along the way they have been raising money for the MS Society and Air Ambulance, as well as supporting the club. They have nearly reached both targets and anyone who would like to help them on their way can do so here and their progress is being shared on Twitter.
Briton Ferry Llansawel have been very busy, before Christmas Nia Davies and Lexi Clayton visited two local food banks, dropping off donations from the club hopefully offering a Christmas treat to thise most in need, read more about their visit here (pictured - photo credit Briton Ferry Llansawel LFC). The club are currently encouraging everyone to get a ball at their feet and take on the ‘Welsh Way’ challenge – can you impress enough to win the prizes on offer? Check out their website for the latest skills and how to enter!
Another club donning their running shoes is Cardiff Met, this time with an aim to collectively run 2021km in January, raising money for Cancer Research UK. Keep up to date with how far they’ve got on their social media channels or to show your support click here.
Partnering with Welsh Gymnastics, Cyncoed are taking on ‘Mega Marathon Month’, running, walking, cycling, space hopping and scooting the length of a marathon every week throughout January, in aid of Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice. Can they finish the last leg before Sunday? Check out their Twitter feed for updates.
Cardiff City Women have strengthened their partnership with Cardiff City Foundation, announcing Hannah Daley and Ffion Price as Player Ambassadors, helping to work with the charity to inspire the community through football and Manager Iain Darbyshire joining online school sessions, helping pupils to keep mentally and physically well.
The above examples are in addition to the great efforts made by Orchard WPWL clubs in the summer and alongside support of campaigns such as Rainbow Laces and our Community Partner, the Welsh Blood Service’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Cheers’ campaign. Our clubs have been sharing details of blood drives in their local area, helping to collect valuable donations in this critical time for the NHS. To find out more see the Blood, Sweat and Cheers page where you can also find out when and where you can donate.
A huge well done and thank you to all who are taking part and doing their part!
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