Amman Valley policeman Carwyn climbing high for pal Paul
8:00am Friday 20th July 2012 in News
AN AMMAN Valley policeman is to brave one of Europe’s tallest peaks to raise funds for assault victim Paul Pugh.
Sergeant Carwyn Templeton, of Pontaman, will be climbing 4,810-metre Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
Carwyn’s aim is to raise more than £1,000 for former Cwmaman United captain Paul, now 33, who suffered brain injuries after being subjected to a brutal random street attack in 2007.
“I have known Paul for about nine years,” said former Amman United player Carwyn, originally from Glanaman.
“I was involved in the original investigation following the attack and I see this as an opportunity to help Paul is some small way.
“He has found himself in this awful predicament through no fault of his own and I think it is important we as a community let him know he is not being forgotten.
“I have done a little bit of mountaineering and hill-walking, but this is certainly my toughest challenge yet.”
Carwyn will be heading to France at the end of the summer and is due to begin the three-day expedition on September 7.
Rugby ace Shane Williams has donated a ball signed by every member of the Wales 2012 Grand Slam-winning squad.
“I’m delighted at the support I have received and any donation of £5 or more will go into a draw to win the ball,” said Carwyn.
Sponsorship forms are available at the customer service desk in Ammanford’s Tesco store, town centre eaterie Café Celia and at the No 6 cafe on High Street.