"A Mile a Day in May" - Former Wales Prop Leads the Way to Raise Money for Cancer Centre - Ruck

“A Mile a Day in May” – Former Wales Prop Leads the Way to Raise Money for Cancer Centre

Former Wales Prop Hugh Williams-Jones, has been getting people moving for a great cause throughout the month of May. Williams-Jones set up the ‘A Mile a Day in May’ campaign, to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the 60-year-old has led the ‘A Mile a Day in May’ charity challenge, with the total for May 2023 coming standing at £3,300. Throughout the four years of running the challenge, a total of almost £46,000 has been raised for the amazing cause.


If you would like to get involved in next years ‘A Mile a Day in May’ campaign, here is how it works. All Williams-Jones asks of you, is to donate £1 for every day of May (£31 total), and to travel a mile every day by exercising in any way shape or form. This can be running, walking, cycling, skiing or even on horseback, the challenge is all about getting people moving and raising money for a great cause.

And even though May 2023 has come and gone, you can still donate to the Just Giving page here.

About Hugh Williams-Jones

The former Wales prop played 17 times for his country during rugby’s amateur days. Williams-Jones wore the famous red dragon from 1989 to 1995, and stepped away at the turn of the professional era. He has the unique accolade of being the first ever temporary blood replacement for the Wales national team, when he made an off-the-bench appearance, as Wales beat Italy 29-19 in a Rugby World Cup Qualifier.

Williams-Jones made his test match debut in the 1989 Five Nations Championship, as Wales took on Scotland at Murrayfield. He became the 865th Welsh cap, yet the no-nonsense prop was unable to find the try-line for his country. He played his last test match against England in Cardiff, during the 1995 Five Nations.