On Sunday 17th September, the MP for Torfaen, Nick Thomas-Symonds, took part in the local Mic Morris 10km run for charity. Named in memory of a local Police Officer and brilliant international middle-distance runner from Pontypool, the Mic Morris run is down the Eastern Valley from Cwmavon Road, Blaenavon to Pontypool Park. All profits from entrance fees are charitably donated to the Mic Morris Memorial Sporting Trust Fund, though runners often also choose to independently raise donations for their own charitable organisations too.

Mr. Thomas-Symonds ran in order to raise money and awareness of the work done by Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital where his young son, William, has been treated. So far, Mr. Thomas-Symonds has managed to raise over £1,200 for the Hospital thanks to the kind donations of constituents and individuals across the country.

Nick Thomas-Symonds said:

“My baby son, William, has his first birthday on the day of the Mic Morris Torfaen 10K. Since being taken ill in November 2016 with chronic kidney failure, he has had five operations and numerous medical appointments at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. I have seen first-hand the magnificent work the hospital staff do, not just in caring for children, but supporting the whole family, too.”

If you wish to donate to Noah’s Ark Hospital, you can either donate through Nick’s “JustGiving” page online or donate to the Hospital directly.

 

In Photograph above: Nick at the finish line with Torfaen Mayor Cllr Jessica Powell and Pontypool Ward Cllr Gaynor James

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