Dolgellau Athletic Football Club have presented a cheque for £800 to The League Of Friends of Dolgellau Community Hospital.

The money was raised in their ‘Rome Challenge’ when they ran and cycled the distance to Rome and back to Dolgellau.

The Rome Challenge started on June 21, the date when Wales were meant to play Italy in Rome in the Euro 2020 competition.

The idea was introduced by assistant manager Owain Williams and club captain Jon Sutton.

The players responded brilliantly to the idea and clocked up the miles efficiently, that was carefully calculated by Dafydd Jones.

A total of 2,898 miles was accumulated in under six weeks.

A club spokesman said: "The challenge was our way of showing their gratitude and appreciation to these local heroes who battle adversity each day to help us all.

"They put the safety and well-being of all of us in front of their own, working round the clock to ensure they do the best they possibly can for those under the care."

The target was to raise £1,000 for the hospital and for Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.

The club has already reached its target £1000 with money still coming in.

The remaining of the money will be donated to Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.

"Thank you to everyone who kindly donated towards the challenge and to the players for their amazing gesture and efforts," said a club spokesman.