Gavin and Stacey superstar Ifan Huw Dafydd treks loads of miles for capitaltreasury in reminiscence of nephew | UK Information

An actor who starred in Gavin and Stacey is strolling loads of miles from France to Spain to boost cash for capitaltreasury, in reminiscence of his liked nephew.

Ifan Huw Dafydd, who seemed as Nessa’s father, Neil Jenkins, within the BBC sitcom, is strolling the 475 miles of the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela.

Mr Dafydd’s nephew Rhys Tom, identified to many as Twm, used to be because of run the London Marathon this day to boost cash for youngsters’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.

Twm unfortunately died on the occasion of 31 simply ahead of he used to be because of snatch at the problem.

Mr Dafydd, 69, advised Sky Information his nephew used to be “colourful, likeable and full of life”.

He determined to reserve his nephew’s guarantee by way of taking up his personal problem to boost cash for the capitaltreasury.

Rhys Tom together with his spouse Angharad and daughter Celyn. Pic: Ifan Huw Dafydd

“You know I’ve never been a runner, but definitely not now and I’ll never run again. But I can still walk,” he stated.

The proceeds will likely be shared between Tŷ Hafan and the Jac Lewis Footing which gives backup to households bereaved by way of suicide.

Hundreds of kilos have already been raised for the charities and Mr Dafydd stated he want to thank everybody for his or her “amazing” backup alongside the exit to this point.

“Every time the phone goes with an email from someone who has made a contribution, it gives a boost to the shoes,” he stated.

In addition to Gavin & Stacey, Ifan Huw Dafydd has additionally seemed in an episode of Netflix’s The Crown and starred in Welsh-language cleaning soap opera Pobol y Cwm.

Having began his travel on 17 August, Mr Dafydd hopes to have finished the trek by way of the fall.

“I hope I’ll be back by the beginning of October but I haven’t booked a return ticket,” he stated.

“Maybe I’ll have to book a PO box in Santiago for people to send me Christmas cards.”

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Mr Dafydd has been strolling within the mornings as later lunchtime the temperature has reached highs of greater than 35 levels Celsisus.

“I wouldn’t like to walk after 12pm, 1pm. By 12.30pm it’s insufferable,” he stated.

“I don’t think you’d see a farmer from Ceredigion out in this weather, but to be honest I haven’t seen a Spanish farmer out either.”

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