Glamorgan Telecom has donated £3,000 to the Hire A Hero charity as its fundraisers begin their preparations for the Cardiff half marathon in October.
Hire A Hero is a charity that supports former servicemen and servicewomen to make the successful transition back into civilian life. The organisation is comprised of three full-time staff who help provide employment support through mentoring and training, as well as housing and welfare services.
Twenty fundraisers, including charity patron and Welsh rugby legend Ian Gough, as well as six members from Glamorgan Telecom, will be running the Cardiff half marathon to help raise funds around the charity’s work.
Among Glamorgan Telecom’s team of fundraisers will be managing director Kelly Bolderson and technical director Mark Bolderson, Sian Tutton, Jaron Lloyd, Thomas John, Christopher Bourne-Hallett and Bronwyn Kyte.
Axel Rees, development officer for Hire A Hero, said: “We are delighted that Glamorgan Telecom have joined with us to support our Cardiff half marathon fundraiser. These events are fantastic at bringing people together and are a wonderful way to spread awareness around the work we do. We don’t have a set donation goal in mind, but every penny raised goes a long way in helping us to provide our services across the UK.”
Kelly Bolderson, managing director of Glamorgan Telecom, said: “The Hire A Hero charity offers a huge amount of support across the UK for ex-servicemen and servicewomen and we are very happy to be teaming up with them for the Cardiff half marathon. We are proud to have former servicemen in our team and will be getting behind all our fundraisers over the coming months. Some of them might need the support more than others, myself included!”
The Cardiff half marathon takes place on October 1 and is set to become the biggest running event in Welsh history. If you would like to show your support for the Hire A Hero fundraisers, you can provide a small donation at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/glamorgantelecom