A former player and coach with Cardigan Rugby Club is in training for a stamina-sapping venture along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for charity.

When builder Ty Burton learnt that the young son of one of his colleagues was receiving treatment for diabetes he decided to raise funds for the Diabetes UK Cymru charity by undertaking an 85-mile sponsored run from Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria to Wallsend in North Tyneside where Hadrian’s Wall ends.

The popular former player, who is footing the bill for the venture, has distributed sponsorship forms and anyone wishing to support him can do so at Cardigan Rugby Club and a number of other outlets in the town. Ty can be contacted on tel. 01239 615336.