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fundraising hero handed award from mayor

26 November 2021

fundraising hero handed award from mayor

One of our trainee site managers has received a special award from the mayor for his phenomenal fundraising exploits.

Ben Peever, 20, completed a half marathon every day throughout March to raise £4,080 for the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. this month he was handed a Community Award from the Mayor of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Councillor Susan Morgans, in recognition of his efforts.

Ben, who is studying for a HNC in site management at Bridgend College while working four days a week at Persimmon’s The Parish development in Creigiau, said: “I’m really pleased to receive the Community Award, it’s a huge honour.

“I do a lot of running and triathlons but 31 half marathons in 31 days was a huge challenge. I completed the runs after work on the streets of Rhondda and there were times when I really didn’t fancy it, but I’m so glad I did. My hips and knees were very sore at the end. I felt like an 80-year-old.

“Two of my sisters work at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital so I’m aware of the care packages they put together for those who have lost a loved one. It’s all self-funded so I was delighted to help.”

Liam Puckett, Construction Direction at Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: “We are really proud of Ben and the tremendous amount of money he has managed to raise for the hospital. To receive the mayoral award is a huge achievement and richly deserved.”

Ben also recently took part in a Three Peaks challenge in aid of Cancer Research alongside fellow trainee site managers Tyler Collins, Deri Jones, Luke Davies and Morgan Evans. The group climbed to the top of Snowdon, Cader Idris and Pen y Fan in 24 hours.

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