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Horsing around for a good cause

A 24-year-old Builth Wells man has taken part in a gruelling event to raise money to help the urology department at Hereford County Hospital.

It was a case of whether two legs were better than four legs when Ieuan Price took part in the 23-mile Horse Versus Man event in Llanwrtyd Wells recently.

More than 650 runners pitted themselves against 60 horses and riders in the event which originated from a bet made in the Neaudd Arms public house in 1980 after an argument over whether a man could beat a horse in a long-distance race.

The pub continues to be the starting point of the race.

Ieuan completed the course in a respectable four hours despite the rainy and cold conditions.

This is the fourth year Ieuan has taken part in the race. This year he wanted to raise money to help two causes that are close to his heart; the Parkinson’s Society and the Urology Department at Hereford County Hospital.

He raised more than £2,100 that was split equally between Parkinsons UK and the County Hospital’s Urology Department.


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Pictured left to right are: Val Morgans, South Powys Parkinsons branch, Ieuan Price and Katie Farmer, Wye Valley NHS Trust fundraiser.  

Note to editors:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust provides health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Katie Farmer, Fundraiser 01432 364078

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105


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