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Epic charity cycle ride to raise funds for Welsh children’s hospice

Today, thirty workers from financial services consultancy, Quantum Advisory, will complete an epic charity cycle ride to raise funds for Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.

The novice cyclists from across Quantum’s UK offices will join together on 6 July to cycle 52 miles from Brecon in Mid Wales to Cardiff. The route follows 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 will then continue through a string of small towns before meandering their way through Pontypridd. The last stretch takes 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 aims to raise a further £3,000.

Stuart Price, Partner and Actuary at Quantum Advisory, who will be among the cyclists on Saturday, said:

“I’m a little nervous about the cycle ride – I’m definitely no Geraint Thomas! But the team are all fantastic and have been training hard for this challenge. We are looking forward to a long hard day in the saddle with much anticipation.”

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.

Stuart continued: “Quantum has formed a close relationship with Tŷ Hafan over the years and we’re committed to raising as much money as we can for this extremely worthwhile charity.”

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.”

To donate towards Quantum Advisory’s 2019 Challenge, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/QuantumAdvisorys2019Challenge.