Regular readers will know that I live on the South Coast of Wales, in the UK, and that from time to time I report on charitable events in this area. Today I’d like to briefly mention four such events – two cycle rides that have already taken place and two planned walks (one of which has unfortunately now been cancelled).
Hepatitis C Trust
Staff from the Jehu Group of companies – Welsh house builders, based in Bridgend – have just completed a 55-mile sponsored cycle ride along the Taff Trail, raising over £3,000 for the Hepatitis C Trust.
Staff from the Cardiff company Memory Lane Cakes – part of the Finsbury Food Group – went even further, and cycled 400 miles (from the White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, to St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales) to raise funds for Dementia Awareness Week, run by the Alzheimer’s Society. The ride is an annual event, and this year they hope to eventually raise a total of £10,000: funds are still coming in, and you can help them reach their target by donating at http://www.justgiving.com/celtic-cake-ride-2012.
Marie Curie Cancer Care
On Saturday 4 August this year Marie Curie Cancer Care has its annual Walk Ten twilight 10k walk – this year, in the grounds of the beautiful Margam Park, just a few miles from my home. The walk will take in the Orangery, the Castle, the Abbey and the boating lake, and there will be a picnic and a firework display, as well as live music. The walk will commence at 7pm and end at 10pm (in time for the fireworks): registration (£10 in advance – or £20 on the night) will be from 6pm onwards. For more information call the Events Team on 08700 340 340. I’m hoping to get along to this one, myself – if I do, I’ll report back here the following day.
British Heart Foundation
On 14 July the annual British Heart Foundation (BHF) ‘Welsh 3 Peaks Challenge’ should have taken place, with teams of walkers taking on Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen Y Fan in a single day. The BHF had hoped to raise around £50,000, but unfortunately this year’s event has now been cancelled, due to insufficient team registrations. Perhaps next year, eh?