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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

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


A 4000 mile cycle ride will beheld on 15th – 20th April 2013 to help raise money for Sikusi,which is a school in Uganda, Ty Hafan Children's Hospice and Breast CancerCampaign.

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 a4000 mile-equivalent relay cycle.


The event has been organised by Dylan Beard after he wasdiagnosed with a condition called hypopituitarism. This condition means thatDylan's pituitary gland, and other glands, do not work. His diagnosis hasmotivated him to do something that he loves (cycle) on a big scale in order toraise money for campaigns close to his heart.


Dylan said: "For Christmas my dadbought me a race bike and a turbo trainer. I love to cycle and do it as oftenas I can to help with my condition. Since having my bike I have thought of anidea to raise money for charity. I am going to ride my bike to Uganda, well onmy 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, andWales Rugby Captain, Sam Warburton to help me. It will take us 5 days tocomplete the 4000 miles. The money we raise will be split between the threecampaigns; the money that we raisefor the school will give them electricity so that they can have heating andlighting."


Dylan is still awaiting replyfrom Sam Warburton and Nicole Cook, but hopes that they will be able to supporthim in this wonderful event.


If anyone would like to donate toDylan's online giving page, please visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Dylan-Maesybryn


To find out more about BreastCancer Campaign, please visit www.breastcancercampaign.org

To find out more about Ty HafanChildren's Hospice, please visit http://www.tyhafan.org

To find out more about Pont, theorganisation linked to Sikusi, please visit http://pont-mbale.org.uk/main/index.php

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