An Amman Valley wellbeing centre is set to receive a boost from a woman who’s taking on a big challenge in memory of her father and brother.

Ceriann Lewis, from Gwaun cae Gurwen, has signed up to take part in the Gower Bike Ride on July 21 to raise funds towards Lles Brynamman, a wellbeing centre which offers people help with mental health problems.

Ceriann’s father Neville Williams took his own life in 2014 at the age of 54 after being left broken hearted following the death of Ceriann’s brother Andrew who took his own life in 2012 at the age of 26.

The mother-of-three said: “Mental health is a subject very close to my heart.

“I have fond memories of my brother when he would often pinch my new Adidas trainers when we were younger, and I had a very close relationship with my father.

“He would be my go to man for any advice or debates that I wanted to have about anything in life. I was totally devastated when it happened and genuinely couldn’t believe it.

“It still shocks me now some days.

“My father didn’t have a history of mental health issues.

“He was unable to cope and deal with the fact that Andrew had done what he did.”

Taking part in the Gower Bike Ride has added poignancy as she previously took part in it when it was being staged by the British Heart Foundation with her dad in 2009.

“It will probably be quite emotional as I did the same bike ride with my dad 10 years ago and now I am doing it with his friends,” said Ceriann, 34, who now lives in Garnant.

“Last year my older brother and I ran the Cardiff Half Marathon and raised over £2,000 for MIND.

“I was blown away with the support from this village and work colleagues.

“Now I would like to raise awareness and funds for Lles Brynamman, a recently opened wellbeing centre which provides an amazing service and activities for the community.”

Lles Brynamman was set up by Nicola Thomas in April 2019 after she lost three members of her family to suicide.

The centre aims to improve the wellbeing of Amman Valley residents of Brynaman and the surrounding areas by providing groups, classes and workshops for people of all ages for free.

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For information regarding Lles Brynamman, email or you can visit the centre’s Facebook and Twitter page.