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Cardiff University Students Cycle the Length of Wales for LATCH

Published: August 11th, 2017 in News

Two Cardiff University students recently cycled the length of Wales to raise money for LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity.

Caitlin Peers and Liam Evans, students of the University’s School of Medicine, spent five days cycling along the 257 mile Lon Las Cymru route, completing the epic route on Wednesday 2nd August.

Setting off from Holyhead on the northern coast of Anglesey on Saturday morning, the duo travelled through Snowdonia National Park and the Brecon Beacons on their way to the finish line at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Caitlin, who completed the GO TRI triathlon event for the University in March, commented: “So far we’ve raised over £700 for specialised chairs for cancer patients so children can leave hospital and have trips home.”

“I’ve seen some of the children that LATCH help whilst I was on placement in the Emergency department at Cardiff and how much of a difference they make to families, so it’s a good thing that we’ve raised some money for them.”

Liam added: “Day two was probably our hardest. There were three big hills going through Snowdonia and it was quite a challenge, but we are here now outside the Welsh Millennium Centre feeling pretty chuffed with ourselves.”

If you’d like to support Caitlin and Liam’s ride, and donate to LATCH, you can find their JustGiving fundraising website here.

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