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Graduate’s Charity Cycle

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A Bangor University graduate will be attempting to cycle from Cardiff to Paris in aid of Shelter Cymru next month.

Diana Miller will be leaving the Welsh capital on 23rd September for her journey. The trip will take her four days if she cycles around 90 miles per day. Diana will be meeting up with other cyclists attempting the trip in aid of the charity also.

Her trip will raise money for Shelter Cymru who help people in Wales to find a home and keep it. Diana has been volunteering for the charity since 2009, taking part in a number of different fund raising activities such as the Cardiff Half Marathon and the charity’s annual art auction. The charity sent fifteen riders on the trip last year also.

Diana and the other cyclists all aim to raise £1500 each but she is currently stuck at the £600 mark. She would appreciate any donations to her cause as well as both diet and training tips to help her prepare.

When asked about her aim to raise the money Diana said: “I am aiming for the £1 challenge – if everyone I spoke to gave just a £1 it’d be amazing!”

After graduating from Bangor University last year with a degree in Health and Social Care, Diana secured herself a job in a housing association; Taff Housing. The company has sponsored her £250 for her trip.

Her chosen charity, Shelter Cymru, offer free confidential and legal advice throughout Wales in community based centres and are keen on face to face contact. For more information go to www.sheltercymru.org.uk

Or for more information on the challenge itself visit: http://www.sheltercymruchallenge.org.uk/

To find out more about Diana’s trip visit her Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/diana.cycles

Or to donate to the cause visit her Virgin Money Giving site: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=DianaCycling4ShelterCymru&fb_source=message

Diana will be taking pictures of her trip en route so we’ll keep you updated on how it goes!

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