A fundraiser from Ammanford has completed over 150 miles throughout September by running and walking for a charity that saved her life.

Angharad Jenkins set herself the challenge to show her appreciation to the Wales Air Ambulance after the charity came to her aid following a car accident in 2013.

The car she was travelling in was hit by a lorry travelling at 50mph on the road from Tycroes to Pont Abraham roundabout.

Despite having broken bones, Angharad managed to scramble out of the car and laid on a grass verge while she waiting for emergency services with her friend.

Speaking about the accident, Angharad said: "The Wales Air Ambulance medics more than likely saved my life. As my friend lay next to me injured and screaming in despair, my body started to shut down as I went into shock.

“Wales Air Ambulance were quick to the scene providing me with the critical medical care I needed and transported me rapidly to Morrison Hospital where the amazing trauma team was on standby. The accident left me with lifelong injuries which have scared me both mentally and physically.”

Angharad is originally from Ammanford but now lives in Loughor with her partner Joe and three-year-old daughter Cari.

She described the accident as leaving her with a "determination like no other".

Her injuries included a broken right ankle and left hand, two fractured ribs, torn ligaments in her left foot and right knee, deep lacerations and scaring on both elbows and right leg, abdominal bleeding and post traumatic stress disorder.

Following the accident, Angharad spent 12 days in hospital and two months in a wheelchair due to the extent of all her injuries combined.

The Carmarthenshire substance misuse support worker showed how determined she was to complete her challenge by running 75 miles and walking 76 miles and raising £700 for the charity.

Angharad said: “I’m now exhausted but somewhat motivated to complete a new challenge. I’m also committed to keeping up my new increased level of fitness.

“September is always a month of reflecting on how far I have come in my recovery and I completed a personal “seven miles for seven years” challenge on that particular day.”

Angharad would like to thank her family, friends, work colleagues and strangers that have donated, shared her story and supported her along the way, as well as her partner Joe "for being an immense support".

Determined Angharad has now signed herself up to complete the Cardiff Half Marathon in March in aid of the lifesaving helicopter charity.

You can sponsor Angharad's Cardiff Half Marathon via her Just Giving page justgiving.com/fundraising/angharad-jenkins1