Intrepid Finance Wales employees raise over £5,500 for Welsh charity, Bobath
A team of thirteen Finance Wales employees has raised over
£5,500 for Bobath, the Welsh charity that
provides therapy and support for youngsters suffering from Cerebral
Generous associates, colleagues, family and friends sponsored
them to complete a three-day ‘Bike2Hike’ challenge in which they
climbed Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen y Fan. Not content with
this, the intrepid team also cycled the 150 miles or so between the
famous Welsh peaks.
Deputy Fund Manager, Chris Griffiths, said: “Finance Wales’
staff are keen fundraisers and we’ve supported a number of Welsh
charities over the years. This time we’ve been fundraising
for Bobath and thanks to our many generous supporters we’ve raised
“We were looking for a new challenge this year and came up with
the idea for ‘Bike2Hike’ - three Welsh peaks in three days with a
cycle-ride in between to make it more of a challenge! We were
a bit battered and bruised at the end, but knowing we were
supporting a fantastic local charity made all the effort
The story didn’t end there. The intrepid employees also
organised a charity quiz to celebrate their achievements which
contributed over £400 to the final total.
Gail Griffiths, Head of Fundraising & Retail for Bobath said
“We are so grateful to Finance Wales for pedalling in the pounds
and putting their best feet forward for Bobath. We would like to
thank all the participants and those who donated towards the
fantastic amount they raised.
Team challenges that are run by businesses and organisations,
such as ‘Bike2Hike’ help Bobath Wales in raising the £1,000,000
that the centre needs every year to carry on treating children from
all over Wales who have cerebral palsy.”
Finance Wales has previously supported a number of Welsh
charities, including Kids’ Cancer Charity, Noah’s Ark, Tŷ Hafan as
well as Richard Parks’ 737 Challenge and Save The Children.
Finance Wales is also a member of Business In The Community and
twenty one employees from Finance Wales’ Cardiff office recently
transformed the playground at Herbert Thompson Primary School in
Ely, Cardiff as part of this year’s Give & Gain Day.
Finance Wales encourages the businesses it invests in to adopt
responsible business practices.