A 'tidy' push from Parkwood Leisure


Published Friday 28 March 2014


Parkwood Leisure which operates the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s leisure centres has presented £2000 to a local team taking part in the Gavin to Stacey charity cycle ride this summer. 


Cheque presentationCraig O’Shea’s team, aptly named Team Barry Island, aim to cycle an impressive 250 miles beginning in Billericay on Friday 22 August and arriving in Barry Island on Sunday 24 August.


Craig said ‘We have been overwhelmed by the support shown and are extremely grateful to Parkwood Leisure for their very generous donation. The charity that we are raising money for is Ty Hapus Alzheimer's Society. It is unique respite care facility based at 163 Holton Road Barry for people who have been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's.’


Speaking on behalf of Parkwood Leisure, General Manager Vale of Glamorgan Contract James Webber said ‘We are delighted to support this great event.  Craig and his teammates have started their training at Barry Leisure Centre so I don’t think they are going to have any problems meeting the distance.’


Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Culture and Sports Development said ‘We are looking forward to welcoming all the teams back to Barry Island and will be asking people to turn out and show their support for what will be a wonderful achievement.’