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Fundraising to save babies’ lives


A 22 year old from Carmarthenshire is running for the charity Tommy’s, who fund research which aim to save babies’ lives by preventing premature birth, still birth, and miscarriages.

Tomos Hughes, who is from Whitland and currently lives in St Clears, is fundraising by taking part in the 2016 Brighton Marathon. He has set a target of £1000, and currently has raised £130.70 for the charity.

Tomos told the Herald: “I felt connected to this charity’s work and know that this gruelling challenge ahead is nothing compared to what millions of parents to be around the world face every day. Hence why I’m doing this; to change lives.”

Preparing for the marathon has been challenging for Tomos, who currently works 12 hours a day as a chef.  Tomos told the Herald that he gets up early before his shift to fit in a run in preparation for the marathon and tries to eat the right food as much as he can but cannot have a set eating guide as he says in his line of work he must eat when he can.

Tomos continued: “I really appreciate all the support and thank you for any donations. Let’s make a difference to everyday lives, please don’t ignore the cause as this happens on a daily basis and can happen to anyone, so let’s all pull together and play a part in changing people lives!”

You can help Tomo on his journey to the Brighton Marathon by showing support, and also donating to the cause if you can. Find Tomo’s fundraising page located here: http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/TomosHughes1