- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
Joyce Watson AM joined Leonard Cheshire Disability to take part in the charity’s Senedd Tour De Cymru event to help more disabled people access sport.
The original Tour de Cymru – a five-day, 350 mile cycle ride from Anglesey to Gwent, passing through all Leonard Cheshire facilities in Wales – has raised more than £10,000 to date.
The Senedd Tour De Cymru (21-22 June) saw Assembly Members helping to recreate that achievement on static bikes at the Welsh Assembly, to raise awareness of the importance of access to sport for disabled people.
Joyce Watson said:
“I was delighted to take part in the Tour de Cymru here at the Assembly. Disabled people should be able to access sport, with all the joy and health benefits it can bring. I know the money raised will help make that a reality for more disabled people here in Wales.”
Glyn Meredith, Leonard Cheshire’s Director of Operations in Wales, said:
“We’re very grateful to Joyce Watson and everyone who has supported this event.”
The money raised from Tour de Cymru will be used to support people who use our services in Wales to have access to adapted sports and physiotherapy equipment, as well as helping disabled people gain access to sporting events in the local area.”
Residents in Leonard Cheshire services across Wales have been inspired to become more active since the launch of the tour. More than 30 people supported by the charity have taken part to enable their services to complete the 350 mile ride on static bikes.
People can continue to donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tourdecymru2017