Last night was an extremely proud moment for Sarn Helen Cycle Event’s Director Richard Smith as he won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Charity’ award at The Wave’s Local Hero Awards event held at the Brangwyn Hall in Swansea.
The award was in recognition of amount of fundraising charity bikes rides organised by Richard which have raised over £250,000 for charities.
After losing four family members to cancer, Richard wanted to give something back to the charities that had helped him and his family. Since 2007, he has organised and taken part in six bike rides and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Swansea alone.
And with more charity rides being planned for next year, even more charities are going to benefit from the cycling events organised by Richard and his team.