CLWYD South AM Ken Skates has signed up for a six-mile run in Cefn Mawr to raise money for Sport Relief 2014.
Labour Assembly Member Mr Skates will take on the challenge at Ty Mawr Country Park on Sunday, March 23, as part of the biennial charity event run in association with the BBC.
Sport Relief brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people both in the UK and the world’s poorest countries, and last time out the total donated on the night of the live TV broadcast topped £50m.
Mr Skates said: “At the heart of the campaign is the Sport Relief Mile, which gives people the opportunity to choose a one-, three- or six-mile run and raise sponsorship money for this fantastic event.
“I am really looking forward to the event, and the fact I can take part in my own constituency makes it even better. I’d like to think I’m pretty fit, so I’m hoping I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew by going for six miles!”
Mr Skates has set up his own sponsorship page and is hoping constituents will dig deep to help – or even sign up to take part themselves.
He added: “My initial fundraising target is £100, which could make such a huge difference to so many lives. Fifteen pounds could buy vaccines that help protect three children against deadly diseases, every £25 could provide a therapy session for a young person living with HIV and £50 could help a mother living in poverty in Bangladesh set up her own small business and provide for her family.
“I would be extremely grateful for any donations – whatever people can afford will make a difference to someone’s life.”
To sponsor Mr Skates visit my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/kenskates