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Children in Need
12th NOVEMBER 1998
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Terry plans to run seven marathons
16th DECEMBER 1999
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Terry on his way home


Terry Magee joined the Retained Firefighter complement at Ammanford Fire Station and wanted to raise money for our charity funds. Such is the caliber of the man. Known famously to those in Ammanford for is out standing commitment to the community. He has raised thousands of pounds for organisations and local causes. He motivated colleagues to take part and coached Firefighter Clive Smith (another great charity fund raiser who runs behind) to run in a life time achievement in the London Marathon.

This was an extremely hot day when he started to run in the Dilwyn Dragon suit, Dyfed Fire Brigades' mascot. Because of the age of the suit and the weather it became impossible to wear the head any longer, which added to his task, as it flopped around behind him after removing it.


Click to see Terry Run again.

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  One of each  

12th NOVEMBER 1998

CHARITY CHALLENGE…Boxer Terry Magee…….


Some of the top community figures in the area are getting ready to fight for Children in Need – literally.

Police, Ambulance and Fire Chiefs, a Postman, Traffic Warden and vicar will join Ammanford's Mayor and the Guardian's own deputy editor, Carl Gifford, to brave a fight with Ammanford fireman and ex boxing champion Terry Magee.

OK, the odds seem stacked but this is no ordinary match. For Terry isn't planning to fight back! All his challengers have to do is hit him, if they can catch him.

The fight, which will also include the Tesco Manager Andrew Coopleditch, local headmasters Owen Jones of Amman Valley Comprehensive and Arwyn Morgan of Betws Primary School and area assistant chief officer Arwel Furler stepping up to take on Terry, is only part of an action-packed week arranged by Ammanford firefighters to raise funds for Children in Need.

Terry, who boxed professionally for 12 years and has won several titles, says anyone is welcome in the ring.

“The idea is anyone can step into the ring with me for two minutes and see what happens.

“I won't hit them back I promise, but they have to catch me!”

Cllr Evan, who isn't a professional boxer and probably hasn't won any titles, is more than happy to take part.

“I'm really looking forward to it, it will be fun, and if Terry hasn't been put on his backside before he will when I get in the ring!”

The boxing is being held at the Ammanford Sport Centre on Friday, November 20th at 7 pm.

Maybe it is the perfect opportunity for you to see those you may have imagined, punching yourself, in the ring with a professional boxer!


TAKING IT ON THE CHIN…PC Alan Thomas and Cllr Hugh Evans get a big-fight preview of Terry's punching power.

  A punch line for Terry        

CARL PLANS... to use the power of the Press to land a knock-out blow.

And our own Carl says:

“They say I float like a bee and sting like a butterfly. But I've seen Rocky. If Sylvester Stallone can gross millions at the box office, I can help raise some money for Children in Need.”

  Terry posting a punch        


Current challengers include: Traffic Warden Alwyn Rhys, Postman and Postwoman Richard Lane and Yvonne Evans (who will be joined on the night by Post Office manager Robert Rickman) Ammanford community safety officer PC Alan Thomas, Ammanford Mayor Cllr Hugh Evans and Carl Difford, Guardian deputy editor.


IT'S NOT...so much as Postman Pat as Postman Thump as these two post office workers Yvonne Evans and Richard Lane get ready to beat Terry.

Wait let me take some notes    
  The Great Late Billy Danter ever allways there for charity




I am the greatest, says Carl.

19th NOVEMBER 1998


More than 21 people ranging from six-year-old Sean Moriarty (below to our own Deputy Editor Carl Difford spent two minutes in the ring with ex-professional boxer Terry Magee.

The idea was for those foolhardy enough to take on the challenge to try to hit Terry.

As you can see from our pictures, some found it easier than others!

Stand still and I'll kill ya.


Child's Play
  Where am I, what day is it?

Look Carl, this is how it's done.

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This is what its for

26th NOVEMBER 1998


EX PROFESSIONAL boxing champ and Ammanford firefighter Terry Magee says a big thank you to everyone who supported the Children in Need events run by the fire station in November.

The week of events including the grand boxing match finale helped raise £1,818.75 for the charity and Terry says it's all down to the help of everyone, especially Ammanford's young people, who took part and supported the events.

Pictured (from left) with Terry is

Amman Valley Comprehensive deputy head, Amman Valley Sports Centre manager, Bleddyn Price. Ammanford Fire Station Officer Roger Thomas and Royal Mail Sorting Officer Robert Reckman

Amman Valley pupils Nicola Jones, Faye Maher, Rhodri Priestland, Daniel Bowen and Steffan Powell.







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16th DECEMBER 1999

The Man himself


A LOCAL man who is celebrating his 27th year of charity work is planning a marathon fund-raising effort to give disabled children a new start for the new millennium.

Ex-professional boxer Terry Magee, originally from Belfast but who has lived here for 20 years, will run SEVEN marathons next year to try to raise the cost of a sports wheelchair to give a local disabled child a chance at sporting glory.

Terry hopes local businesses will help by sponsoring him for the price of the chair or parts of it.

The whole chair costs £2,500. Terry said: “I wanted to give a disabled child the chances that I had.

“I have been able to represent my country in many different types of sports such as boxing, athletics, basketball, and I've done what I wanted to do, fulfil my ambitions and in my 27th year of raising funds I wanted to give the same sporting chances to a child in Wales for them to turn their dreams into reality.

“So what I am asking is for a local business or company to sponsor me the cost of the chair or a part of the chair to make the Olympic dream of one child come true.”

Terry takes part in the first marathon in January at Leyland, Lancashire, he then takes in Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, London and Snowdon before finishing in November in New York.

Get Kids Going, is a charity which provides personalised equipment for disabled children to take part in summer and winter sports and also provides training, physiotherapy for the children and young people who could be our future sports winners.

There are different ways in which a business sponsor could help Terry raise the cost of the chair. £100 will buy a wheel, £250 a battery and £300 will buy the frame.

Bigger businesses may think of donating half the cost of a chair at £1,400 or the whole for £2,500.

Other ways to help include a donation of £26 (£1 a mile) or £50 and so on.

Fore more information contact Terry Magee or visit Get Kids Going website at: http://freespace.virgin.net/getkids.going

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The difference it makes



The money comes in
11th MAY 2000


AMMANFORD fireman Terry Magee has raised £1,500 so far after completing two of the seven marathons he is running in an effort to buy a sports wheelchair.

He is seen here being presented with a cheque for £250 from left to right

Steve Price, Andrew Bevan and Ian Ebsworth, who are the secretary, chairman and honourary member of Ammanford Rotary Club.

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26th OCTOBER 2000
Three of seven so far


TERRY MAGEE is about to push him self to the limits, in the hope of giving disabled youngsters a sporting chance.

The former boxer is about to run a phenomenal three marathons in only one week, in order to buy a specially built sports wheelchair to give a local sportsman or woman a chance at Olympic glory.

This Saturday, Terry will drive to Snowdon to compete on the Sunday. After the run, he will drive to Manchester to fly to Dublin.

Here he will have a night's rest, before running his second marathon in the city on the Monday.

Finally, Terry will fly to New York next Friday, to complete his endurance hat trick on the Sunday.

He is due back to his home in Betws the following Tuesday. This will bring the total of marathons to seven in one year, after London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Manchester.

Terry has already raided funds for one of the £2,500 chairs, which will be presented to a local athlete soon.

But he is hoping the last three races will bring in more money and perhaps another chair or equipment.

Terry, who works as a postman and part time firefighter, said he couldn't wait to get going.

He believes that sport is an important way for anyone to experience travel and once-in-a-life-time opportunities.

Terry believes the specially adapted wheel chair may launch the sporting career of a local youngster, perhaps even a chance at the Olympic games.

Terry, who is working with the charity Get Kids Going, said: “I'm looking forward to the marathons.

“I'm keeping a mental picture of the young person who will get the chair.

“I'm imagining they will be in front of me, spurring me on.”
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16th NOVEMBER 2000


WHEN Terry Magee is asked what he did to celebrate the millennium he will be able to tell people that he ran seven marathons.

In fact the Ammanford postman ran the last three in the space of a week. And not unsurprising he has decided to hang up his running shoes – at least, he has for the time being.

Terry has been running for 28 years, having started at the age of nine.

But this year he decided to see the 21 st century in with a big challenge – and with a big heart, for his endeavour will help the charity Get Kids Going.

He hopes his fund-raising will buy one, if not more, special wheelchairs to help disabled athletes achieve their best, like Welsh athlete Tanni Grey who did so well in the Paralympics in Sydney recently.

But what keeps a person going mile after mile?

“When I needed inspiration, and believe me I did – especially when I did the last three in a week. I had an image in front of me of a boy or a girl in wheelchairs,” he told the Guardian just hours after stepping off the plane from New York, where his running challenge ended in Big Apple style. “I had to pace myself for the last three.


  • Terry has notched up a total of 25 marathons so far.
  • The magnificent seven marathons were the Millennium Day marathon on January 2 in Lancashire, London and Belfast in May, Glasgow in August, than at the end of October he ran in Snowdon, Dublin and New York.
  • The Big Apple turned into a Big Mac when Terry and Swansea runners John and Phil Jenkins, who are cousins, stopped off for burgers half way through a three-mile warm-up run around Central Park.
  • Terry has invited Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey to present the charity money he has raise to the charity Get Kids Going.
  • If you didn't get a chance to sponsor Terry before he started you can still make contributions to the Get Kids Going charity by visiting their web sit

“I ran Snowdon in four hours and then, just 18 hours later, I was starting the run in Dublin, which I managed in 3 hours 57 minutes 10 seconds. “Later that week I ran New York in 3 hours 48 minutes,” added the part-time fireman and former boxer.


“Now sport is the last thing on my mind for the moment. “I plan to get a bit of a life now. Running marathons takes over, especially with the training. “I will run one-off marathons – when I am 40 and 50.

“I decided to do seven marathons because it was the millennium and none of us are going to be around for the next one.

“Sport has taken me all over the world and I have met all sorts of people. I want to give something back to kids. “The wheelchairs, which cost £2,500 each, will help disabled kids participate in sport.”

Now Terry is looking forward to putting his feet up – and who can blame him?
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Well done All
20th DECEMBER 2001


FUND RAISER…A total of £1,050 was raised through a raffle organised by HSBC Ammanford and sponsored runs by Terry Magee in Snowdonia, Dublin and New York.

HSBC would like to express their thanks to Terry Magee for his efforts on behalf of the Leiomyosarcoma Research Cancer Fund and to all those who contributed to the appeal.


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