Dinas Powys Cricket Club have raised over £2000 to support the club and Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff by participating in the ‘Active April’ exercise challenge.
Over 50 participants joined in with the fundraiser aiming to run, walk and cycle 3000 miles across the month as a collective – the distance of Route 66 in America.
Inviting people to take part in a post on the fundraiser’s JustGiving page in March, Redmond Todd-Bennett said: “We need as many people to get involved as possible to help us reach our target. You could cycle, walk, run or even swim to help us get there!
“It’s a no-brainer to join the challenge as it helps to keep you fit, raises much-needed funds for your local cricket club and for a fantastic, worthy cause in Velindre Cancer Care too!”
The team surpassed their target in just 10 days and ended the challenge on an outstanding 8772 miles having been greatly encouraged by all the kind donations received meaning both causes will receive £1060 each.
Organiser Red Todd-Bennett & Geoff Colley were able to visit Velindre Cancer Centre to present them with the cheque, which is hoped will help them continue to provide above-and-beyond, specialist cancer care which late club stalwart, Peter Colley received.
The club has lost one of its great characters and thoughts continue to be with brothers Geoff, Adrian and family.
With its share of the funds raised the club plan to refresh some of the grounds equipment to ensure they can continue to prepare a quality, safe environment to play cricket at their spiritual home, The Common.
The club would like to say a big thank you to all participants, sponsors and supporters for making the fundraiser such a success and supporting two fantastic causes.