Sam Faulkner and Gavin Gilman ran the Great North Run in September and raised £3,730 for the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at Withybush Hospital.
The pair raised the funds in memory of Sam’s Dad who sadly passed away following two heart attacks in July.
Sam said: “The ward staff were so great and patient with my Dad who was very anxious about being in hospital. They were fabulous with us as a family both during his stay in CCU and in handling the bereavement after he passed away.”
Gavin said: “The Great North Run was super challenging and emotional. The day was tough but knowing we were running for Hywel Dda Health Charities got us through.
“The weather on the day was good, until the end, and it felt like all of Newcastle were out cheering us on.
“We feel proud to have raised so much for the Cardiac Care Unit at Withybush Hospital. It is a small token of our appreciation for the excellent care they gave Sam's Dad during his final few days. It has inspired us to do more fundraising for the charity in future.”
Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to Sam and Gavin for their incredible fundraising.
“The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”