Written by Ben Dain-Smith

Members Of Community Support Group To Join Ex-Rugby International In Pen y Fan Fundraiser

22nd July 2021

Members of the Vale-based CUBE community group will be joining Tongan ex-rugby international Maama Molitika and members of his training boot camps in a fundraising climb of Pen y Fan on Saturday 24th July.

CUBE, which stands for "Community United Barry for Everyone" is a community group that was set up to support those living with mental health issues, substance misuse and domestic abuse. The group offer workshops, groups and 1:1 support for people of all ages in the area.

Now, members will be joining the former-rugby-union player and 35 members of his boot camps in traversing the 886 metres of Pen y Fan, the highest British peak south of Snowdonia.

Following his successful career in rugby, Maama, who accumulated 18 international caps for Tonga, began running fitness boot camps twice a week, after successfully gaining qualifications in personal training.

In a statement on social media regarding Saturday's event, CUBE said:

"CUBE (Community United Barry for Everyone) is a whole family service, supporting children, adults & families who are living with mental health difficulties, substance use and domestic violence.

"Maama and his team, which includes clients & friends, chose to fundraise for CUBE, as he recognises the importance of exercise upon positive mental health. He is also a Father & Husband & family is paramount to him."

More information on the event and how to sponsor the team can be found on the group's Facebook page, here.

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