Speaking of the care her dad received, the mum-of-one said: “The service they provided was out of this world. Every member of the crew kept us updated every chance they could. They worked tirelessly to save my dad and despite all efforts from the crew he sadly passed away a few days later. I will forever owe them my life for all the efforts that evening.
“Losing our dad was so hard after already losing my mother in 2019. We had to go through all the heartache of losing another parent.”
Gemma, 30, who works in Jenkins Bakery and as a cleaner, completed the 50-mile challenge in 13 days. Running wasn’t something that came naturally to Gemma before the fundraiser.
She was supported by her husband Owain and daughter Lillie-May, five, to complete the challenge.
Owain did the last run with Gemma, which was 10 miles. She added: “I couldn’t run 10 seconds before the challenge he pushed me massively to achieve my goal.
“My first run I managed three miles then I upped it to five miles, then six and then I went straight in for the 10 miles. My poor feet still feel it now. I knew this would be a massive challenge to myself.”
This is Gemma’s first fundraiser and she is already thinking of different ways she can raise funds for the charity in future.
Mark Stevens, Wales Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful for the support Gemma has shown our charity. It is incredible to hear that despite Gemma’s loss she still wanted to show her support to our medics. It’s inspirational to hear that she picked a 50-mile fundraiser even though she couldn’t previously run before the challenge.
“Thank you to Gemma and everyone who has supported her. We’re delighted to hear that Gemma hopes to raise more funds in the future for our Charity.”
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