Posted: Thu 18th Apr 2024

Friends and Wrexham AFC fans taking on walking challenge for Dynamic for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

A group of friends and Wrexham AFC fans are preparing to set off on an epic challenge in aid of a local organisation which provides services for children and young people with disabilities.

Paco, Matt and Ste decided to set themselves a challenge and taken on something a bit different for charity.

They settled on walking from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to the home of Wrexham AFC.

The ‘Wrexham Ramblers Cardiff to Wrexham Walk’ will see the friends set off from The Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Monday 22 April before starting the long, winding journey of 130 miles to the Stõk Cae Ras.

It will take them five days in total to complete and they will arrive at the stadium on Saturday 27 April – just in time for the newly promoted Wrexham AFC take on League 2 winners Stockport County.

On their arrival they will pose for photographs outside of the stadium before making their way across the road to the Maesgwyn Hall, for some well-earned refreshments.

The group will be walking in aid of local charity Dynamic, on Salisbury Road. The organisation provides a range of services for local children and young people with disabilities

Dynamic will also have a fundraising stall in the grounds of the Maesgwyn and collecting tins for anyone wishing to donate to their incredible challenge.

Wrexham Ramblers and Marie Gibson

Marie Gibson, Liaison Officer at Dynamic said: “We are incredibly grateful to Paco, Matt and Ste for taking on this mammoth challenge.

“We know how much time and effort has already been put into their training as well as the planning and organisation of the event and are very grateful.

“We’d also like to thank all the local businesses who have sponsored their challenge: Bank Bar, BD Performance, Castle Mews Windows, Challenger Business Communications, Cynergy Security, John Barclay Dentist, Prestige Payments, S & S Electrical, Smartsearch Recruitment, Superclean Windows, Top Mark and Wrexham Clothing.

“If anyone would like to join them on the last leg of their journey into Wrexham they’d be very welcome and am sure they’d be grateful of the company too. We will ensure they receive a warm welcome on their arrival.

“We’d also like to thank a very special Wrexham Fan over in the US for match funding £500 that was raised over just a couple of days.

“This was an amazing gesture, and we are very grateful for his support.

“He wishes to remain anonymous but as an individual he has supported a few local charities recently and his awareness raising and donations are making a difference here in Wrexham.

“Exposure like this would never have been possible had it not been for the success of Wrexham AFC and the investment from our co-owners, their commitment to the club and our town is having a huge impact.

“Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far or shared their challenge. The response so far has been incredible.

“Whilst we do receive some funding to deliver our services, we still need to raise over £200,000 per year to keep provide all that we do to local children and young people with disabilities and their families.

“Fundraising challenges like this play a huge part in helping us achieve this goal.

“Every single penny raised from this challenge will enable us to continue our work with children and young people from the County of Wrexham, who access Dynamic services. Thank you so much everyone and good luck Wrexham Ramblers.”

If you would like to sponsor Paco, Matt and Ste then you can visit the JustGiving page here.

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