COLLEAGUES working at Which? in Bristol are fundraising for the British Heart Foundation in memory of their friend and co-worker Sarah Price from Newport.
The group of 40 has set themselves a rugby themed challenge to walk, run or cycle the equivalent distance from their office in Bristol to the Principality Stadium and back again. They aim to cover the 86 miles during the weekend of 27-28 February 2021 to mark the fifth anniversary since Sarah started working at Which?.
Each participant will either walk, run or cycle 5km in their local area to reach their target. Sarah Price from Newport was just 39 years old when she tragically lost her life to a heart condition in August 2020.
James Attew, from Cardiff, who is a colleague of Sarah’s came up with the fundraising idea as a way to remember Sarah. James said:
“Sarah was a wonderful person. She excelled in her job and was also a committed team-player. We miss her so much. Sarah was a big Welsh rugby fan and so it seemed fitting to set ourselves a challenge to run, walk or cycle a combined distance that will stretch from our Bristol office, where Sarah worked, to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and back again.
“We plan to do this over this last weekend in February as this is the closest dates to St. David’s Day and will mark the fifth anniversary since Sarah started working with us at Which?. Each of us will either walk, run or cycle 5km, to complete the total distance.”
Jayne Lewis BHF Cymru Fundraising Manager said:
“I would like to thank James and all of his colleagues who are taking part in the challenge in memory of Sarah.
“Heart and circulatory diseases kill one in four people in Wales which is devastating for those they leave behind. BHF Cymru is funding pioneering research, to help find preventions, treatments and cures for those people living with these conditions.
“Right now, people living with these conditions are being hit hardest by the pandemic. Covid-19 has had a huge impact on our research funding so it’s crucial we do everything possible to maintain our progress for those people who need us.
Without support from people like James and his colleagues, we can’t fund life-saving breakthroughs for the 340,000 people in Wales living with heart and circulatory diseases.”