A cycle-a-thon has raised more than £180 for a charity that supports children with learning and physical difficulties.

Supporting Phab Kids

Staff at the Cardiff Specsavers store took part in the event which saw team members cycle a static bike for six hours in one day in aid of Phab Kids.

Store director James Deavall said: ‘We really wanted to hold a fundraising activity for Phab Kids because it is such a wonderful charity that helps children all over the country to build important life skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

‘A close friend of the store was taking on the challenge of running the London Marathon for Phab Kids, so we wanted our activity to complement their efforts, which is why we took to turning the wheels of a bike continuously for the day.

‘At Specsavers we are committed to supporting charities whenever we can and engaging our customers and members of the community in our fundraising activities. It was great to see staff take to the saddle and customers recognise their efforts by donating to Phab Kids.’

Building confidence

The charity hosts a variety of activity-based workshops, clubs and events for young people with disabilities across Wales and England. It also offers residential holidays to help build confidence, independence and self-esteem and encourages the public to support this work by raising money through physical activities such as running or cycling.

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