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Football-Loving Caretaker Takes to his Bike for Charity Journey to Season’s Swansong

22.05.2015

Dean RaddenburyA member of staff from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) will join a team of Swansea City football supporters on a three-day charity bike ride from the city to the team’s last game of the season at Crystal Palace.

Dean Raddenbury is a caretaker on UWTSD’s Mount Pleasant campus. He will start the 190-mile journey from the Liberty Stadium today (Friday 22nd May) and will arrive at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park ground on the day of the game, Sunday 24th May.

The first day in the saddle will see the riders head east from Swansea on an 80-mile trip over the old Severn Bridge and into Bristol. Day two will be another 80-mile journey through Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Berkshire before arriving in Windsor. The final day will see the riders travel 30 miles from Windsor to Selhurst Park ready to take their seats for the Swans’ final game of the season against Crystal Palace.

The ride aims to raise money for Swans Aid, part of Swansea City FC’s registered charity The Community Fund. The Trust has successfully developed sport, educational and health projects, all designed to improve the lifestyles of individuals and neighbourhoods across the area.

Dean Raddenbury said: “I’m glad to be taking part in this ride as it is for a good cause and I’m hoping to raise at least £600. Last season the Community Fund paid out to projects across South West Wales, footing the bill for judo mats, beach wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, squash equipment, and athletics equipment. It also contributed to Air Ambulance kit, days out for children at a refuge, portable dugouts, an activity programme for young homeless people, travel costs for visually impaired footballers, and the replacement of vandalised gymnasium equipment.”

Further Information

Steven Stokes
Principal Corporate Communications and PR Officer
07872 423788
steven.stokes@uwtsd.ac.uk.