Recently we announced our continued support for the Children’s Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, hoping to raise approximately £50,000 in the next three years which will go towards refurbishing the children’s play area and the purchase of much needed equipment. Below are just some of the events which our team has since organized to ensure we realize our commitment to the charitable cause.
On the 3rd of September we held our eighth annual charity golf day event raising more than £5,000 in aid of the ward. More than 60 golfing enthusiasts attended the event at Whitchurch Golf Club and participated in a shotgun start at the 18 hole course. The golfers were challenged by some additional golfing competitions such as pink ball, nearest pin and longest drive to make the event even more exciting. The evening concluded with a prize giving dinner and a charity raffle and auction.
More recently our Sony UK TEC team players participated in a 200-mile fixed cycle ride in our own facility’s restaurant, in aid of the Princess of Wales Hospital Children’s Ward. The unusual sight of gym equipment at the back of the cafeteria drew attention to the initiative and so raised a total of £250 for the charity.
The team who took part in the cycle set an initial target of 100 miles which they set out to cycle together, taking turns every half an hour to make the achievement a team effort. To hit this target each team member had to cycle approximately 5 miles in 30 minutes before stepping down and passing the challenge on to the next person. However, by 11:15 am, less than 5 hours after they began the cycle ride they had already met their target and they didn’t stop there. By 3:30pm the team had collectively cycled a total of 200 miles, successfully achieving double their original target.
We would like to thank everyone who supported the initiatives organised by our team. We will continue our efforts to raise awareness as well as the much needed support for the Children’s Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.