07 Mar 2018

VOLUNTEER police cadets will be swapping the classroom for the Welsh border as they do their bit to support people with mental ill-health.

The Dyfed-Powys Police Carmarthenshire and Newtown cadet teams will be taking on the Welsh1000walk in April, which raises funds in aid of Mind.

The walk is a major event that aims to see fundraisers circumnavigate Wales, including Anglesey, by taking on stretches of around 12 miles, and takes place on Saturday, April 28.

Cadets from Ammanford will walk from Loughor to Pembrey, in Carmarthenshire, while the Newtown team will walk from Tresaith to Newquay. 

Newtown cadets

Newtown cadets

Ammanford cadets

Ammanford cadets

Colleagues from South Wales Police, Gwent Police and North Wales Police cadet groups will also be taking part.

PC Tom Draycott said: “As a team, we wanted to do our bit to support the great work that Mind does by raising as much as we can through the Welsh1000walk.

“In any given year, one in four people will suffer from mental ill-health, and it is estimated that only 25 per cent receive the support they need.

“By taking part in this event the cadets will be challenging themselves, raising money for a fantastic cause, and also reinforcing the team building work we have undertaken as part of their training.”

To sponsor the cadets, visit their Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thewelsh-1000walk9