Employees from Tarmac’s Aberthaw Cement Plant have completed a gruelling cycling challenge to raise funds and awareness for a local cancer cause.
Travelling through countryside, the bike ride included a 130-mile route from Barry, South Wales, to Tarmac’s Solihull office, in the West Midlands. The £5,015 raised by the 15-strong team will go directly to Velindre Cancer Centre, which provides radiotherapy and other specialised cancer treatments to people across Wales.
Norman Creighton, electrical and process control engineer for Tarmac and part of the riding team, said: “All of us who took part have been affected in some way by cancer, whether experienced personally or by friends and family members. We have huge gratitude for the work of the Velindre Cancer Centre and the critical treatment and supportive care it gives to cancer patients and their families.
“We prepared for the event with practice sessions and have all dedicated a lot of personal time to training. It’s been great to work together to support a cause so close to our hearts.”
Alaric Churchill, interim director for Velindre Cancer Charity, said: “Velindre Cancer Centre has been providing specialist treatment and supportive care to cancer patients and their families for over 65 years. Velindre Cancer Charity helps fund roles, resources and services above and beyond what is provided by the NHS meaning the donations and continued fundraising efforts of our supporters really do make a difference to the lives of cancer patients and families in Wales.”
Funds raised through the charity help fund ground-breaking research and clinical trials, cutting-edge treatments, specialist nurses, therapies, equipment and much more. To find out more, visit https://www.velindrefundraising.com/
To make a donation to the Tarmac riders, visit the Just Giving page via: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tarmacriders