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27/09/2013

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 Palsy.

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 £5,500. 

“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 worthwhile.”

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.