John & Sarah get set

John & Sarah get set

We have decided that it’s time to explore the length and breadth of our little country called Wales. The best way in our opinion to do this is by bike. So on the 26th June Sarah and I will leave Graig Wen in the capable hands of our team and set off from Holyhead in North Wales to head south. Eight days later we should arrive in Cardiff.

The route we are taking is called the Lon Las Cymru or Dragon’s Back, and is a journey of 400km/ 250 miles. We travel from Anglesey down the coast through Snowdonia. And then out and over the remote hills of mid Wales before tackling the Brecon Beacons to finish in the capital city. Whilst this will be a challenge for us, and some of the friends who will be joining us, we also hope to enjoy it and would like to raise some money for those who face far greater challenges in life. In the past we have raised money for Cancer Research and we support the Wales Air Ambulance. However whilst talking to Tom, John’s brother in law, about his work with a small children’s home in South Africa, we decided we would like to support them.

Zanokhanyo Children’s Safety Home in Cape Town is run by Nolu and one volunteer. Nolu, an unemployed community worker, founded the home in 2005. She was troubled to see children living on the streets without food, after her parents had died of HIV/AIDS. She opened her heart and took the children into her home and began looking after them. Everyday her life revolves around taking care of the 26 children to the best of her ability. We know that any money we raise will be go straight to the charity and make a big difference to the kids including helping them get an education. As a small organisation ourselves we know what a big difference a little help can achieve. If you would like to help you can donate in reception or online via Graig Wen’s Facebook page You can follow our journey on Twitter at @graigwen1868

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