Pembrokeshire’s own Wales YFC chairman Tim John has risen to the challenge of raising money and awareness for his chosen charity in some style.

During his year as chairman of Wales YFC, Tim’s nominated charity was the Kidney Wales Foundation and he decided to undertake ‘Challenge Tim’ — where every county in Wales challenged him to something in the name of charity.

Among the challenges he was set, Tim was forced to endure tractor pulls, climbing Cadair Idris, giving a speech in Welsh and not shaving or cutting his hair for four months!

Tim’s home county of Pembrokeshire went one step further when each club challenged Tim to a ‘mile of hell’ which included crawling along Newgale beach, pushing a round bale, rowing across Llysyfran dam, and travelling around Fishguard show ring on a space hopper — all for one mile!

However, Tim’s hard work paid off as the charity challenges raised £21,346.92 for the Kidney Wales Foundation.

Tim said: “Challenge Tim has been an excellent way of visiting all of the Wales YFC county federations during my year as chairman of the organisation.

“I have met with a number of inspiring members along the way and I would like to thank anyone that has contributed in any way or form, the response has been exceptional.”

Pembrokeshire contributed £5,799.54 to the overall total, thanks to each club’s challenges and the two challenges set by the county youth forum at the Pembrokeshire County Show, where Tim had to cycle the equivalent of 100 miles on a static bike, and the county federation’s challenge of performing Jailhouse Rock dressed as Elvis.