Support staff from Pen-y-Coed, St Clears, joined together for a charity bike ride and raised more than £800 to help make improvements to the grounds and woodlands at the residential home.
The sponsored cycle ride was just one of the activities that the support staff in the Carmarthen-based service have undertaken to raise funds for Perthyn and other charities.
Everyone managed to complete the 40 mile course from Cross Hands to Tenby – although it was the furthest many had ever ridden!
Staff completing the cycle challenge raised £827.25 towards an environmental project where they hope to improve the surrounding woodland with the view to making it more accessible to the individuals they support and establishing it as environmentally sustainable. Access to outdoor woodland space is known to have positive therapeutic value in reducing stress and anxiety.
Johnathan Morgan from Penycoed said: “ All of the eight cyclists who took part in the bike ride are always looking for ways that we can improve the opportunities and quality of life for the individuals at Pen- y- Coed. We decided to raise money towards purchasing something for the environment at Penycoed by challenging ourselves to a 40 mile bike ride from Crosshands to Tenby”.