Pwllheli-based Carl Kammerling International is sponsoring its employee Clynton Williams and a team of committed cyclists, on a grueling 190-mile charity cycle ride in memory of their late friend, Laura Jones.
The team of 15 will ride from Pwllheli to Bristol, from September 26th to 28th,, with friend and fellow cyclist, Paul Jones in honour of Jones’ late wife, Laura.
Marking nearly two years since her death from liver cancer at just 33 years old, the funds raised will be split between Cancer Research UK and St. Peter’s Hospice, where Laura was treated for three and a half years before she passed away in 2012.
The cyclists, led by CKI HR Manager Clynton Williams, and including many of Paul’s friends, will set off from Pwllheli, tackling a hilly 85 miles to Llanidloes, and continuing 55 miles down to Crickhowell, drawing them closer to the English border, followed by a final 55 mile push to Bristol.
The group will set off at 8am on September 26th and each team member is prepared to spend at least 8 hours per day in the saddle.
The team will make a daily stop on their journey to collect further donations from the public in a bid to reach their £5,000 goal to help towards the life-saving work of the two chosen charities.
Helen Haplin, Chairman, Carl Kammerling International said: “CKI is fully behind the team and the work they are doing to help such important charities. Providing support for the research and care of cancer patients is crucial and we want to help in any way possible. CKI is delighted to offer its support and sponsorship to Clynton and his fellow cyclists, and we wish them luck on their three day ride.”
Sponsors are being raised individually by each member of the team and include Kasp Security, Microsoft, Harlech Food Services, Hafan Security and Bridge Joinery Ltd. Microsoft has kindly agreed to double the total amount raised by the team.
Companies wishing to get involved and sponsor the team will have their company’s logo on the team’s cycling shirts for a fixed amount or they can support them in their efforts by donating to one of the team pages: http://www.justgiving.com/remember/78183/Laura-Jones.