The 91-year-old farmer - inspired by Captain Tom - who walked 91 laps of his home for the NHS

A 91-year-old farmer in west Wales walked around his bungalow 91 times on his 91st birthday raising more than £34,000 for the NHS.

Rhythwyn Evans, who lives near Lampeter, was inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden just before his 100th birthday in April 2020.

Sir Tom Moore, a 100-year-old Second World War veteran, died at Bedford Hospital on February 2nd after being treated for pneumonia and Covid-19.

Captain Tom Moore died at Bedford Hospital on February 2nd after being treated for pneumonia and Covid-19

Mr Evans took on his own challenge and completed all 91 laps on his 91st birthday, starting at 7:30am and finishing at 5:30pm.

The moment Rhythwyn crossed the finish line

"I've lived to a ripe old age of 91", said Rhythwyn.

"So now I want to give something back to the area where I've always lived."

Rhythwyn's efforts have raised more than £34,000 - completely surpassing the original target of £1000.

Rhythwyn Evans walked 91 laps around his house Credit: Evans family photo

His son Dai said the whole family is stunned by what his father has achieved.

"It's been like a dream really, we never expected such huge publicity and such massive support from people that we know - friends and family and a huge amount of people far and wide", said Dai.

Rhythwyn Evans was 91 on Saturday, 18th April. Credit: Evans family photo

Dai added: "I'm exceptionally proud. I was proud of him even before this, obviously, but this in an hour of need when all the doctors, nurses and careworkers are putting their lives on the line on a daily basis, I thought this was a very sincere gesture by my father to raise funds and to try and make their life a little bit easier and just try and support them in whatever way we can."

Rhythwyn's family say he is now having a well deserved rest, as the enormity of his achievement begins to sink in.