Leisuretime Goes the Distance for Local Hospice with Cardiff to Paris Cycle Ride

Leisuretime, one of the UK’s premier providers of European coach trips has partnered with Ty Hafan children’s charity to raise money for the Welsh hospice by cycling the distance from Cardiff to Paris on exercise bikes.

With help from Pure Gym, the Leisuretime staff will undertake the feat outside their shops in a bid to raise as much money as possible for the local charity. The total ground to be covered is 304 aeronautical miles, no mean feat for those using pedal power! The average flight time from Cardiff to Paris is around one hour while the driving distance of 439 miles takes an average of seven hours.

Offering a range of trips in Europe, as well as days out in the UK, Leisuretime have also kindly donated trips to Disneyland Paris, Christmas Markets and theme parks – such as Longleat Safari Park – to the children helped by Ty Hafan.

Ceri Johnson, Commercial Director, said, “Ty Hafan is entirely reliant on public donations, and our staff are dedicated to helping this fantastic charity continue its work. By undertaking such a public task outside our shops, we hope to raise as much money as possible for Ty Hafan, as well as raise the profile of the hospice to people in Wales.”

Ty Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities. Offering care to children as well as support for their families throughout Wales, the hospice has to raise £3.7 million in order to provide its free services to families. It is the Leisuretime Charity of the Year 2016. The firm has also supported a number of other organizations, providing prizes for charity auctions and fund raising on behalf of Journey's, Poppy Appeal, Children in Need and Cancer Research UK. 

The charity challenge comes at a busy time for Leisuretime, which was recently nominated for two prestigious industry awards at the National Coach Tourism Awards earlier this month. It was shortlisted in both the Coach Tour Operator Brochure of the Year and Coach Tourism Innovation of the Year categories, garnering recognition for its innovative Leisuretime Travel Fund – a unique savings tool that allows holidaymakers, their family and their friends to pay into a savings account dedicated to their upcoming holiday.


Dakota Digital for Leisuretime

Contact: Hannah Byrne

Email: hannah@dakotadigital.co.uk

Tel UK: 01623 428996

Tel US: 917-720-3025

For more information about Leisuretime, visit the website: www.leisuretime.co.uk.

If you are interested about finding out more about Ty Hafan, or how you can help support them, visit: www.tyhafan.org



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