The Trade Centre Wales lends support to Cardiff man, Mike O’Neil as he takes on two cycle rides across Wales for charity.
Mike O’Neil, who earlier this year took on the CARTEN100, will cycle a further 176 miles later in July in support of the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. The Trade Centre Wales supported both causes by donating £500 towards raising funds for his chosen charities.
The CARTEN100 is an annual event which sees members of the community across Wales take on the challenge of cycling ten hours from Cardiff to Tenby in aid of local charities.
The Charitable Trust Cycle Ride, which is backed by the WRU, sees local people and ex-rugby players cycle across two days from Parc Eirias to the Principality Stadium to raise money for players who have been seriously injured playing the sport they love
Mike O’Neil, director at Office Image said: “I have been cycling for around seven years and try to complete as many challenges to raise money for charity as I can. My passion for cycling for charitable causes begin when a friend of mine died after battling leukaemia. His end of life care that Velindre Cancer provided was phenomenal, and I have been inspired to help in any way I can ever since.
“The CARTEN100 is a great cause and each year the organisers choose to support a different local Welsh charity, most often the smaller charities that may not receive as much funding. This year I am also taking on the challenge of cycling alongside the Welsh rugby community and cycling alongside former international players from the home of the U20s in North Wales to the national stadium in Cardiff.
“I am so thankful that The Trade Centre Wales were so willing to help support my fundraising across the two events. It’s great to see such a huge business support local grass-root community fundraisers like these – the donation that they provided has been a huge help in reaching my fundraising goal.”
Andy Coulthurst, CEO of The Trade Centre Wales, said: “As a proud Welsh business we are always eager to get behind a great cause, just like these challenges, especially when the support will be going to local charities across Wales. When we heard about the challenge that Mike was taking on, we were keen to support in any way we could.
“Cycling not one, but two huge challenges across Wales is remarkable and we wish him all the best on his road to success.”