Tomas Martin is the son of long-standing Croeso member Bro. Phil Martin. When he was just two years old Thomas developed a rare neurological disorder which has left him severely physically disabled and totally reliant on his power wheelchair. Now 21, Thomas is a charasmatic, determined and likeable young man with a wicked sense of humour and with the love and support of his family and friends leads as active a life as possible.
Tomas’s existing transportation is now very old and tired so Bro Phil is raising money to fund a much needed specially converted vehicle. This will accommodate Tomas’s current and future needs and go some way towards giving Tomas the quality of life he deserves.
Bro. Phil has organised a sponsored bike ride from Blaenavon to High Cross, near Newport and hopes as many as possible will get involved. Members of Croeso took part in a similar ride a few years ago and a great time was had by all. The ride covers a distance of about 20 miles but don’t worry if you’re not a super fit athlete like those pictured above, the route follows a well-maintained, tarmac cycle track through beautiful scenery and is mostly downhill or flat. The event will take place on Saturday 13th June from about 11.00am and, even at a leisurely pace, should take no more than around three hours, not including stops at the many fine hostelries en route!
The ride is open to everyone so please get involved if you can. We need marshalls as well as riders. To find out more or to register, please click the links below.