Charity cycle success for Medic students

2 August 2017

Caitlin and Liam with bikes

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

Caitlin Peers and Liam Evans who have just completed their third and first years at the University’s School of Medicine have spent five days cycling along the 257 mile Lon Las Cymru route.

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, said: “So far we’ve raised over £700 for specialised chairs for cancer patients so children can leave hospital and have trips home...”

Caitlin Peers

“I’ve seen some of the children that LATCH help 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.”

Caitlin Peers

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 Wales Millennium Centre feeling pretty chuffed with ourselves.”

LATCH works across Wales to support families of children treated at the University Hospital Wales by organising activities and trips for children with cancer.

To support Caitlin and Liam’s ride, and donate to LATCH, visit their JustGiving fundraising website.

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