Speakeasy Fundraising Night

Guests were transported to the 1920s as the organisers of the CARTEN100 cycling event held a speakeasy fundraising night at a secret location in Cardiff in aid of their two chosen charities: Prostate Cymru and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. Prostate Cymru’s Chairman Andy Thomas and awareness volunteer Ian Norton attended on behalf of the charity.

The CARTEN100 is an epic annual 100 mile cycle ride from Cardiff to Tenby. The event was established in 2004 by a small group of friends and has raised over £1 million for Welsh charities since its inception. The popular leisurely bike ride that takes place over roughly ten hours takes a fairly direct route using A roads, B roads and cycle routes between the two locations.

The event is a not for profit venture run by volunteers so that its nominated charities can benefit as much as possible. This year’s event, which will be held on Saturday 27th April, is themed ‘Riding Out Taboos’ and aims to raise funds and awareness for taboo areas of health for men and women. Prostate Cymru is one of the nominated charities along with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, raising awareness of prostate and cervical cancer respectively. The ride will also give small donations to around eight other charities and organisations.

The money raised by CARTEN100 for Prostate Cymru will help fund the charity’s student bursaries known as travelling fellowships. The travelling fellowships help medical students further their urology knowledge and studies on their elective period. It is an important opportunity for those hoping to go into a career in urology as this area of medicine is not often taught thoroughly on university courses. 

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