A group of amateur cyclist from Gwalchmai cycling club will take part in the gruelling 107 mile Tour de Mon on Sunday, August 18, to raise money for the Friends of Bryn Hwfa Amenity fund.

The facility, based in Rhostrehwfa on Anglesey, supports disabled children and their families across Anglesey by offering supported respite.

Sarah Horton, who manages the centre, said: "Specialist Children’s Support Services provide short breaks for disabled children on Anglesey. We offer a range of social activities and leisure opportunities at Bryn Hwfa and in the community.

"Bryn Hwfa acts as the hub that provides specialist sensory resources, toys and equipment, and the support is provided by trained support workers who are able to meet each child’s individual needs.

"Funds raised for the Friends of Bryn Hwfa Amenity Fund can help us to provide even more fun activities, outings, and extra toys and resources. We here at Bryn Hwfa would like to thank the members of the Gwalchmai cycling club for making us their fundraising choice and we wish them all the best for the bike ride, any money raised will make a huge difference to the children that attend Bryn Hwfa”

Gwalchmai cycling club were recently given a huge boost when Hogan group generously became their team sponsor and donated cycling jerseys.

Jamie Hogan of Hogan group, said: “Hogan are delighted to be supporting this local club in raising funds for such a worthy cause. We have a close association with Gwalchmai having our Drome offices and a quarry just on the outskirts of the village. We at Hogan wish the cyclists a safe ride and hope they raise lots of money for Anglesey children services”

Club member Adrian Williams, whose autistic son attends Bryn Hwfa and whose idea it was to fund-raise for Bryn Hwfa, said “I have seen first hand the fantastic work that the staff at Bryn Hwfa do every day, seven days a week.

"My son Aron now 16 years old has been attending Bryn Hwfa since an early age and he looks forward to going. This is the only place except for school that children such as Aron can socialise so it’s been a positive part of his life. It also provides us as parents and carers valuable time to recharge our batteries.

"I know the money raised will make a huge difference to the children and I can’t thank my team members enough for agreeing to this gruelling 107 mile bike ride. We have set ourselves a target of £1,000 so please if you can donate please use the gofundme page which we’ve set up, thank you”

Gwalchmai cycling club have set up the page which people can visit and donate at https://www.gofundme.com/bryn-hwfa-anglesey-specialist-childrens-services.