On Saturday 15th September some of the staff at Gaunt Francis Architects took part in the Giro D’Capitale charity cycle ride in support of Wooden Spoon Wales – a charity event organised by Capital Law.
Wooden Spoon is a fantastic charity that aims to positively change children’s lives with a disability or facing disadvantages across the UK and Ireland through the power of rugby. Their rugby heritage drives their core values of passion, integrity, teamwork, and fun. They fund around 70 projects every year including community programmes and medical treatment centres. They have been established for an amazing 35 years and have distributed over £26 million to more than 700 projects, helping more than 1 million children.
There was a choice of two cycle routes around Cardiff and the Vale – a 30 mile route for intermediate cyclists and a 50 mile route for advanced cyclists. The cycle ride was followed by some well-deserved food and drinks back at the Capital law office.
Every year, Capital Law employees vote on a charity to support, and this year Wooden Spoon was chosen. All money from fundraising throughout the year – such as cake bakes and sport events – went towards the total funds raised for the charity. Each rider received a free top, water bottle, wrist band, water before and during the ride, as well as a curry and free bar after the ride.
A huge well done to everyone who took part in this cycle – it was for a great cause, and an incredible £2,978 was raised for Wooden Spoon.
A few pictures of the team in action!