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Local 6-year-old boy is riding to Uganda to raise money for three charities close to his heart

By charlbeattie  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

Pedalling for Power

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Press Release

Local 6-year-old boy is riding to Uganda to raise money for three

charities close to his heart


A 4000 mile cycle ride will be

held on 15th – 20th April 2013 to help raise money for Sikusi,

which is a school in Uganda, Ty Hafan Children's Hospice and Breast Cancer


The event, which will be held at Maesybryn Primary School, Llantwit Fardre,

will include 6-year-old Dylan Beard and his school mates participating in a

4000 mile-equivalent relay cycle.


The event has been organised by Dylan Beard after he was

diagnosed with a condition called hypopituitarism. This condition means that

Dylan's pituitary gland, and other glands, do not work. His diagnosis has

motivated him to do something that he loves (cycle) on a big scale in order to

raise money for campaigns close to his heart.


Dylan said: "For Christmas my dad

bought me a race bike and a turbo trainer. I love to cycle and do it as often

as I can to help with my condition. Since having my bike I have thought of an

idea to raise money for charity. I am going to ride my bike to Uganda, well on

my turbo trainer! I have looked on the internet and found out it is 4000 miles.

I have asked my friends at school, Olympic Gold Medalist, Nicole Cook, and

Wales Rugby Captain, Sam Warburton to help me. It will take us 5 days to

complete the 4000 miles. The money we raise will be split between the three

campaigns; the money that we raise

for the school will give them electricity so that they can have heating and



Dylan is still awaiting reply

from Sam Warburton and Nicole Cook, but hopes that they will be able to support

him in this wonderful event.


If anyone would like to donate to

Dylan's online giving page, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Dylan-Maesybryn


To find out more about Breast

Cancer Campaign, please visit www.breastcancercampaign.org

To find out more about Ty Hafan

Children's Hospice, please visit http://www.tyhafan.org

To find out more about Pont, the

organisation linked to Sikusi, please visit http://pont-mbale.org.uk/main/index.php

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