AN economics student from Cardigan has completed a 4,850-mile walk to raise money for Yemen – a distance over twice the country’s borders or one-fifth of the earth’s circumference!

Iwan Robb, 20, who comes from Llandygwydd, has raised almost £5,000 for Tearfund, who help over fifty countries in need of aid such as Yemen.

Prior to the walk, Iwan, a third-year economics student at Cardiff University, explained he had been inspired to raise funds for Yemen due to its ongoing humanitarian crisis.

“The work of Tearfund is especially important given the recent 60 per cent cut to the UK foreign aid budget,” he added.

The walk was organised by Iwan’s fellow Cardiff student Leah Otto.

“The distance we walked was longer than the distance from Cardiff to Yemen - in fact, we’ve walked the distance from Cardiff to San Antonio, Texas,” Iwan told the Tivy-Side.

“That’s the equivalent of The Suez Canal over 40 times or 185 marathons!"