A group of volunteers from Ton Pentre AFC climbed Pen-Y-Fan today (31 July) to honour the memory of Chairman Bryan Bees and to raise funds for the club’s charity partners Tenovus Cancer Care.
Amongst the group that tackled South Wales’ highest mountain peak were Bryan’s grandchildren and the group have raised a significant sum for charity with the online donations alone, at the time of writing, amounting to £470. It’s still possible to donate and to do so please click here: DONATE NOW.
Bryan was an inspirational Chairman who steered the club through some difficult times and in an interview with a football magazine in 2011 he explained his vision: “We recognise that the future of this club lies in the development of young players.
“We are preparing a five year plan… to form a much closer tie with the local community and to promote our club to become an integral part of the community, this obviously will not be done overnight, but with the forward thinking of our committee, this will be achieved.”
The Bulldogs have gone some way since then to achieve these aims and following the introduction of a Youth Team under Bryan’s leadership the club has moved forward in introducing a Reserve Team for the coming 2016/17 season and the club is set to launch ambitious community ownership plans following its recent conversion to a Community Benefit Society. This Memorial Walk also acts as a perfect example of the clubs commitment to charity and its community.
We’d like to thank everyone who took part in The Bryan Bees Memorial Walk and to all those who have donated to Tenovus Cancer Care, whether it be through individual walker’s sponsor forms, bucket collections or via our Just Giving page.
THE BRYAN BEES MEMORIAL WALK GALLERY