Grandfather follows in the footsteps of Captain Tom Moore and lap his home 91 times on his 91st birthday

A FARMER who says he wants to give something back to his community is raising money for the NHS by lapping his home 91 times on his 91st birthday.

Rhythwyn Evans, from Silian, Ceredigio, has raised more than £14,000 for his local health board charity, having set a target of £1,000.

He said he had lived to a “ripe old age” and wanted “to give something back to the community.”

The granddad was inspired by Captain Tom Moore, who has raised more than £22 million for NHS Charities Together by walking laps of his garden to mark his 100th birthday.

On a JustGiving page, the grandfather’s family said he had celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by his loved ones, but hte pandemic meant things are different this year.

So instead, Mr Evans decided to mark his 91st birthday with an act of solidarity, inspired by Captain Tom Moore.

Cash raised will go to the Hywel Dda NHS Covid-19 Appeal, organised by Hywel Dda Health Charities.

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Lizzie Day

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