Swinton captain Rhodri Lloyd set to run for Save the Children


Swinton captain Rhodri Lloyd is set to take part in a unique worldwide charity run in support of Save The Children’s Yemen appeal.

The challenge, to begin July 1, will see 101 volunteers from 11 different countries have an hour time slot to run as far as they can to contribute towards the 1,001km goal to help raise money for the appeal.

Wales international Lloyd will be taking up the 1am to 2am slot on Friday, July 2.

Lloyd said: “I have chosen to take part as there is a lot of uncertainty in our world at the moment, and although we are going through a tough time in the UK, there are a lot of other countries and people who are in worse situations.

“I want to help young malnourished children suffering from COVID-19 in a country with 200 ventilators between millions and an ongoing civil war, as I believe that their chances of survival are very slim without help.

“I hope that the donations we raise can have an immediate impact to help buy medical equipment and medicine, and hopefully it will raise awareness of what is happening in Yemen.”

To make a donation to the fundraiser, click here.

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