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This was the first bed push from GCG to Ammanford. To get into the carnival spirit and to attract charity money from those we passed we decided to wear fancy dress. Which was carried on until we disbanded the run.

Picture of the first teams of the first Bed Push

27th JULY 1978

he sponsored bed-race organised by the Ammanford Fire Station raised about £600 for the disabled mini- bus appeal fund. Starter for the race, which began at Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Square was, Mr. Glyn Walsh, Chief Fire Officer of Dyfed and the captain of the winning team was presented with the trophy by the Mayor of Ammanford, Mrs. M.M. Dent. Our picture shows the full time and part-time firemen who took part in what proved to be a hilarious event.

A £100 of this was raised by myself by getting sponsorship from friends and the kind contributions from the town's shopkeepers.
The winning team. How did they do it?
PHOTO: R & E Firstbrook, Manordeilo.

The winning team in the sponsored bed-race organised by Ammanford Firemen make a last desperate dash to the finishing line. They are F.R. Mathews (captain) E. Thomas, B. Warren, R. Lewis and T. V. Morris. The race raised about £600 for the local Disabled mini-bus appeal fund.

Members of Ammanford Fire Station are grateful to Glanaman Hospital who loaned the beds, to Mr. K. Burton who acted as Marshall and to the public for their generous sponsorship.


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The bed push was resurrected as a pre run to the Open Day. It allowed us to collect money the night before the Open Day and at the same time advertised the Open Day the following day.

Here we go again
PHOTO: G Watts.

27th JULY 1985

Dressed as Nurses and patients Ammanford firemen pictured at the start of their annual sponsored bed-race. They walked form Gwaun-cae-Gurwen to Ammanford collection money en route for the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund. There to see them off was County Councillor Myrddin Evans.



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The third bedpush
PHOTO: Peter Evans

27th JULY 1986


No Prizes for guessing the names of Ammanford firemen hiding beneath disguises for their annual bed race.

Town Mayor Cllr. Tony Robinson acted as official starter for the race which began at the Mount, Gwaun cae Gurwen and ended at the Fire Station.

Right of Picture is Station Officer David Grove.

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This was to be the last bed push.
Back at station after the last bed push
PHOTO: Peter Evans

9th JULY 1987

After the bed push from Gwaun Cae Gurwen to Ammanford are John Collins, Teifion Williams, Clive Pugh, Ryan Edwards, David Williams, Mike Cooper, Mayor of Ammanford, Cllr. Godfrey Hitchings, Phil Watts, Clive Smith, Keith Morgan. Foreground left Clive Hanner and Chris Morris.













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