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ACF Bike challenge for Matthew Bacon Bursary

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This Spring will see the completion of an extraordinary national cycling challenge by the Army Cadet Force (ACF) to raise funds for the Matthew Bacon Bursary.
 

The Bursary enables young Army Cadets to take part in Outward-Bound Courses or Expeditions to provide opportunities that would otherwise be beyond their means.
 

From 7 – 17 May, a core cycling team will cycle 1,000 miles of Britain’s B-roads to top up the Bursary’s funds. It will be led by Major Richard Walton and Lieutenant Colonel Terry Hayter.
 

The 10-day route will start in Stirling, travel via Northern Ireland, England and Wales and finish in London. The Welsh leg (Telford – Brecon) is scheduled to be completed on 15 May, with the support of 160th Infantry Brigade & HQ Wales and Gwent & Powys ACF.
 

To keep the fund going, and to ensure that the memory of Matthew Bacon is not forgotten, the ACF is encouraging all 39,000 Cadets to form teams to join the core team on those legs going through their areas, arrange smaller sponsored events at the same time or ride a bike in their own local challenge.

 

You can sponsor the challenge on the MyDonate website: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/thayter

About the Matthew Bacon Bursary
 

Major Matthew Bacon (below) was an Army Cadet in Surrey ACF who went on to join the Army in 1988. While serving with the Intelligence Corps, Matthew was sadly killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on 11th September 2005. He loved soldiering, had a passion for physical exercise, was known for his tremendous sense of humour, his prodigious and infectious enthusiasm, and his willingness to do anything challenging.
 

In his honour and memory, Matthew’s father, Mr Roger Bacon set up the Matthew Bacon Bursary in 2007 to enable young Army Cadets to take part in Outward-Bound Courses or Expeditions. Since his son started his military involvement in the ACF, Mr Bacon wishes this support to be given to ACF cadets.

 

The Bursary was set up with a finite sum of money and is therefore diminishing. It relies on additional fundraising activities to ensure that the Bursary’s funds do not run out and that it continues to provide opportunities to Cadets who would benefit most.

 

More Information
 

For more information about this event, contact Lieutenant Colonel Terry Hayter (ACF National Sports Delivery Officer) by e-mail (sports@armycadets.com) or telephone: 07860 774746.

(Friday 12 January 2018)
 

 

Her Feicio’r Cadetiaid i godi arian i Gronfa Matthew Bacon

 

Y gwanwyn hwn, bydd Llu Cadetiaid y Fyddin (ACF) yn cwblhau her feicio anhygoel i godi arian i Gronfa Matthew Bacon.

 

Mae’r Gronfa yn galluogi Cadetiaid ifainc i gymryd rhan mewn cyrsiau awyr agored neu fynd ar deithiau antur i gael profiadau a fyddai allan o’u gafael fel arall.

O 7-17 Mai, bydd tîm beicio craidd yn beicio dros fil o filltiroedd ar hyd lonydd llai Prydain i godi arian i’r Gronfa. Bydd y tîm yn cael ei arwain gan Uwch-gapten Richard Walton, ac Is-gapten Terry Hayter.

 

Bydd y daith yn para am 10 ddiwrnod, ac yn dechrau yn Stirling cyn teithio i Ogledd Iwerddon, Lloegr ac i Gymru cyn cyrraedd pen y daith yn Llundain. Bydd cam Cymru o’r daith (Telford - Aberhonddu) yn cael ei gwblhau ar 15 Mai, gyda chefnogaeth 160ain Brigâd y Troedfilwyr, a Chadetiaid Gwent a Phowys.

 

I sicrhau dyfodol y gronfa ac er cof am Matthew Bacon, mae’r ACF yn annog pob un o’r 39,000 o gadetiaid i ymuno a’r tîm craidd wrth iddynt feicio trwy eu hardaloedd lleol. Yn ogystal, gallent gynnal digwyddiadau noddedig llai ar yr un pryd, neu gynnal eu heriau beicio lleol eu hunain.

 

I noddi'r tîm, ewch i: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/thayter

 

Mwy am Gronfa Matthew Bacon

 

Roedd yr Uwch-gapten Matthew Bacon (isod) yn Gadét yn Surrey, ac ymunodd â’r Fyddin ym 1988. Tra'n gweithio gyda’r Corfflu Cuddwybodaeth, cafodd Matthew ei ladd gan fom wrth ymyl ffordd yn Irac ar 11 Medi 2005. Roedd yn caru bod yn filwr ac wrth ei fodd yn ymarfer corff. . Roedd yn adnabyddus am ei hiwmor, ei frwdfrydedd heintus a rhadlon a’i hoffter o heriau.

 

Sefydlodd tad Matthew Bacon, Mr Roger Bacon, y Gronfa yn 2007 er cof am Matthew ac er mwyn i Gadetiaid allu cymryd rhan mewn cyrsiau awyr agored a mynd ar deithiau antur. Oherwydd i’w fab ddechrau ei ymwneud â’r fyddin drwy’r Cadetiaid, mae Mr Bacon yn awyddus i’r cymorth hwn gael ei roi i gadetiaid yr ACF.

 

Cafodd y Gronfa ei sefydlu gyda swm o arian sydd bellach yn lleihau. Mae’r gronfa’n dibynnu ar weithgareddau codi arian ychwanegol er mwyn sicrhau bod y Gronfa’n gallu parhau i roi cyfleoedd i’r Cadetiaid a fyddai’n elwa ohoni fwyaf.

 

Mwy o wybodaeth

 

Am fwy o wybodaeth am y digwyddiad hwn, cysylltwch ag Is-gyrnol Terry Hayter (Swyddog Gwladol Darpariaeth Chwaraeon y Cadetiaid) trwy e-bost ar: sports@armycadets.com neu trwy ffonio: 07860 774746.

 

(Dydd Gwener 12 Ionawr 2018)

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