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Move over Wally the Walrus, Council Chair Ieuan braves cold sea for charity

THE Chair of Carmarthenshire County Council has fulfilled his promise to do a seaside swim to raise money for his two charities.

Cllr Ieuan Davies had vowed to take part in the traditional Walrus Dip at Cefn Sidan beach on Boxing Day, but the event was cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

Instead, Cllr Davies took to the waves at Pendine beach during a chilly Easter weekend.

Cllr Davies is fundraising for two charities close to his heart, Prostate Cancer and St Peter’s Church in Llanybydder.

As well as the swim, he is also undertaking a sponsored walk and has so far walked over 60 miles.

“It has been a difficult year for so many people and I have deeply regretted being unable to undertake the usual duties of Chair, meeting as many Carmarthenshire residents and groups as possible over the year. I am so pleased to have been able to do a seaside swim which is an important date in the civic calendar,” said Cllr Davies.

Donations can be made as follows:

To pay with credit/debit card with Visa, MasterCard, Switch, Solo, Visa Delta, please telephone 01267 228686. Please mention that you wish to make a payment to the Chair of Council’s account.
Via cheque, made payable to ‘Carmarthenshire County Council Chair’s Account, and sent to: Eira Evans, Principal Democratic Services Officer (Civic & Member Support), Chief Executive’s Department, Carmarthenshire County Council, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP.


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