On Saturday July 6, thirty workers from financial services consultancy, Quantum Advisory, completed an impressive 52 mile charity cycle ride to raise funds for Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.
The novice cyclists from across Quantum’s UK offices joined together to cycle the arduous trek from Brecon in Mid Wales to Cardiff. The route followed the Taff Trail through the heart of the Brecon Beacons along winding roads and mountainous terrain, peaking out at the summit of Torpantau, before ploughing on to Merthyr Tydfil. The intrepid fundraisers then continued through a string of small towns before meandering their way through Pontypridd. The last stretch took the cyclists past the idyllic Castell Coch, perched on the mountainside, before following the River Taff down towards the heart of the Welsh capital.
Tŷ Hafan has been Quantum Advisory’s charity of choice since 2016 during which time it has raised over £20,000. The latest challenge has so far raised an incredible £4,362.50, including gift aid, smashing the company’s £3k target.
Stuart Price, Partner and Actuary at Quantum Advisory, who was among the cyclists on Saturday, said: “I was a little nervous about the cycle ride before we set off – I’m definitely no Geraint Thomas! But the team were all fantastic and we trained hard in the run up to prepare ourselves. The day itself went really well; we had the ideal weather and all riders completed it in a great time. Everyone should be very proud of themselves and the amount of money we have raised for such a worthy cause.”
Tŷ Hafan provides comfort care and support to families with children expected to die in childhood. The majority of their work is about quality of life rather than end of life, and it costs around £11,000 to keep the hospice open for just one day.
Natalie Whyatt, Corporate Partnership Manager for Tŷ Hafan, said: “Quantum Advisory’s support for Tŷ Hafan over the last three years has been outstanding. The exciting events and challenges that the team hold raise significant amounts of money for the charity and we’re so grateful to the number of staff who show their support each time.
Thanks to this valuable partnership Tŷ Hafan has received over £20,000 from the team, and this helps us continue to offer children and their families the opportunity for new experiences and to create new memories as they face the toughest challenge of their lives.”
You can still donate towards Quantum Advisory’s 2019 Challenge, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/QuantumAdvisorys2019Challenge.