Runners’ team effort for teen’s legacy fund
THE mum of a sporty teenager said the power he still has to bring people together astounds her.
And nowhere was this more apparent than at the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday, when about 100 people ran to raise money for the #RR81 legacy fund for Rhys Rubery, 16, from Pencoed.
Since his death following a collision with a motorbike a year ago his family and friends have been fundraising in his memory. They’ve built an outdoor classroom and reflection area and their next goal is to pay for a new artificial turf pitch at his school, Ysgol Llanhari.
Rhys’s mum, Jo, who ran on Sunday with husband, Jon, and other family members, said they’ve now raised more than £9,000 on the JustGiving page, with at least £3,000 more in donations and sponsorship to come in.
Jo said: “The effect that Rhys still has on everyone to bring them together astounds me. We miss him every minute of every day as do everyone that knew him. October 1 showed that. Steve Wilshaw’s idea of a team running for RR81 last January could never have imagined the scale of what has been achieved. With the support of RCT CBC, I know we can achieve this second part of Rhys’s legacy.
“If any businesses would like to support we would be very grateful.”
These are the runners who completed the Cardiff Half in memory of Rhys Rubery, 16