Four Gwent police detectives have signed up to a mammoth challenge for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity. Ian Griggs, Wayne Lewis, Matt O’Brien and Andrew Williams are cycling 155 miles from Pontypool to Llanberis on the 12th and 13th June where they intend to walk up to the summit ofSnowdon, all in just two days.

The challenge is no mean feat starting with the 155miles from Pontypool to Llanberis which has an ascent of nearly 7,000 feet followed by the climb to the highest point inWales,Snowdonat 1085 Metres above see level.

The team have decided to take on this challenge and raise fund for the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity as the son of a close friend of Ian’s, Joel Rudakov-Davies received treatment and care from the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity and the Children’s Hospital for Wales when he was very young.

Joel who suffered from Myeloid leukaemia is now 13 years old and friends and family believe that the main factor he is fit and well today is testament to the treatment he received as a young child. Joel now lives the life of a healthy 13 year old playing football for Cwmcarn FC and has won races with the Risca Road Runners.

Ian, of Abercarn, said; “We and his family recognise the great work that the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity do and had no hesitation in choosing them as the charity to raise money for. All the money raised will be donated to assist in continuing to help children like Joel make full recoveries.”

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