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27 June 2017

Principality superheroes add to six-figure donations with coastal path walk

Costumed colleagues from Principality Building Society have raised £1000 for three charities by walking 16 miles along the Wales Coastal Path dressed as characters including Spiderman, Batgirl and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

Starting in the Knap in Barry, the superheroes followed the coastal path to Barry Island, Jackson Bay, Sully, Penarth Pier, Cardiff Bay Barrage and then into the city centre, finishing at Principality Stadium.

Collectively walking close to half a million steps, 12 Principality colleagues were joined by Wendy Collie from homelessness charity Llamau and Dr Lee Campbell from Cancer Research Wales on the trek.

Wales’ largest Building Society supports three charities; Llamau, Cancer Research Wales and School of Hard Knocks over three years. So far this year, over £60,000 has been fundraised for the three charities, with the total of the partnership since 2016 being over £213,000.

James Harper, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Principality Building Society said: “The walk was a fun, exciting and tiring challenge. We started in rain, had the wind behind us and luckily got sunshine for most of the day. There will surely be some strange superhero costume tan lines today! Between us we walked almost 500,000 steps, so burned lots of calories while raising lots of money.

“Coming together to raise funds like this means so much to our charity partners and we’ll continue to think of weird and wonderful ways to contribute to their activities helping people in need all across Wales."

The funds donated to each charity will allow them to continue to deliver important services in Wales, with the money enabling School of Hard Knocks Cymru to expand their work in Wales. Homelessness charity Llamau has seen continued demand for its services, as Principality’s donation allows them to target those most vulnerable in hard to reach places in Wales, while Cancer Research Wales continues to research into prevention and early diagnosis of cancer.

Principality’s support for the three charities will continue until the end of 2018.

Published: 27/06/2017