Welsh Hearts are the leading heart charity in Wales for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training in Wales. They are regarded as the heart charity at the centre of saving lives in Wales. Cardiovascular disease accounts for a third of all deaths in Wales, where the death rate is higher than in the majority of countries in Western Europe.
Darren agreed to join the Charity at the end of 2016 with the view to help further raise awareness of Welsh Hearts. New Patrons and Trustees have also been appointed via Darren alongside existing Patrons to ensure a wide coverage of support can be attained. He has been involved with new opportunities to raise money, new sites to house defibrillators and will continue to work closely with Sharon Owen the Charity Director to ensure we grow as a Charity to allow us to assist more people and grow our standing on the map of Welsh charities.
Velindre Cancer Centre – East Coast Bike Challenge
Our Operations Manager, Mike O’Niell, completed the East Coast Bike Challenge to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. In completing this 515km ride Mike raised an inspiring £5,000, all of which has gone towards the centre and the care they offer there.
Velindre Cancer Centre provide support to cancer sufferers and their families. Donations to the charity also help fund ground breaking cancer research, buy specialised medical equipment and train staff to help save lives.
Shelter Cymru – Ride to the Rugby
Mike and the rest of the team also got on their bikes in order to raise money for Shelter Cymru by taking part in their Ride to the Rugby campaign.
Cyclists had to raise a minimum of £1,500 to take part before peddling their way from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Once arrived they could then enjoy a competitive game between Ireland and Wales as part of the RBS 6 Nations.
All the money raised went towards providing advice and guidance to homeless people and anyone dealing with housing problems in Wales.
We also have strong ties with the following charitable organisations:
• Action on Hearing Loss
• Save the Children
• Macmillan Cancer Support
If you are holding an event for a great cause and would like us to take part, get in touch with us. Call 02920 368585.