“Ain’t no mountain pie enough” with Peter’s £10K Velindre donation
Wales’s premier pie maker has donated £10,000 to Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff following a series of fundraising activities.
Peter’s latest fundraising effort saw members of their staff walk along the Welsh coastline as part of the “Walk with the Weatherman” event led by Wales’s favourite weatherman Derek Brockway.
50 people participated in the 8 mile walk to raise funds for Velindre, which started at Barry Docks train station and finished at Rhoose Point.
“Walk with the Weatherman” was one of Derek’s training events before he treks across Patagonia next year to follow in the footsteps of the first Welsh settlers 150 years ago.
Peter’s Marketing Manager Claire Conway said: “Derek was a great leader and brought some superb weather with him on the day. A team of Peter’s staff took part and the whole experience was a pleasure for us all.”
Peter’s staff also joined the ‘Brains SA Captain’s Climb’ fundraiser, which saw former Wales captains Scott Gibbs, Paul Thorburn, Andy Moore, coach Warren Gatland and 12 other former captains scale Mount Kilimanjaro as part of an attempt to raise £1m for lung cancer research
To support the cause, the Peter’s Premier Steak and Ale Pie was re-packaged as the ‘Captain’s Pie’, with donations from the sale of the pie in retail and foodservice going to Velindre Hospital.
James Osgood, Central Foodservice Sales Director for Peter’s, took part in the climb and led the fundraising within the business.
He said: “The climb was a fantastic experience, and it did raise a smile to think of everyone back home tucking into the pastries!”
The money raised as part of the firm’s Captain’s Climb efforts has been combined with the funds raised from their participation in the Walk with the Weatherman event, totaling £10,000.
Kylie Mcgee, Deputy Head of Fundraising for Velindre Cancer Centre said: “We’re grateful for the support Peter’s has given the hospital through their fundraising efforts.
“This donation will definitely go some way in supporting more research and patient care.”