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SME Finance Partners sponsor Tour de Cymru charity bike ride

7th June 2018

SME Finance Partners are proud to sponsor the jerseys being worn by the team at the Development Bank of Wales on their ‘Tour de Cymru’ challenge in aid of 2 Wish Upon A Star.

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The cycling challenge will see 18 cyclists take to the saddle to ride through all 22 unitary authorities in Wales to raise money for the charity ‘2 Wish Upon A Star’. Three days in total will see the team cover around 270 miles over challenging terrain. The team, a mix of experienced cyclists through to those who haven’t cycled since their teenage years, are taking on the challenge to raise as much money as possible for an incredible cause.

Chris Thomas, co-founder and finance director at SME Finance Partners said: “It’s a fantastic challenge that the team have set themselves. We have a great working relationship with DBW, who have invested in many of the businesses that we work with, and 2 Wish Upon A Star is very close to myself and my family, so we jumped at the chance to support this fundraising event. I think what they’re doing is brilliant and everyone here at SMEFP will join me in wishing them all the best in their bike ride challenge.”

2 Wish Upon a Star was founded by Rhian Burke who lost her son George shortly after his first birthday. Just five days later she also lost her husband Paul. Following these tragic events, Rhian has found incredible strength to set up the 2 Wish Upon a Star charity to ensure that suddenly bereaved families receive adequate support.

The team at Development Bank of Wales will help raise as much money as possible for the charity through this bike ride as well as other events. The team have raised more than £2,900 to date and aim to raise much more over the coming months.

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Stephen Elias, who is part of the Loan portfolio team at Development Bank of Wales said: “We would like to thank SME Finance Partners for their generous support in sponsoring the jersey the team will be wearing for the cycling challenge across Wales.”

If you would like to support the team at Development Bank of Wales to raise money in aid of 2 Wish Upon a Star you can send a text donation – text DBTW66 and the amount (e.g. £5, £10 etc) to 70070.