We're delighted to announce our sponsorship of the 'Remembering Owen' bike ride, which has been organised in memory of Cardiff High School student Owen Morris who sadly passed away in September 2013 at the tender age of 13.
An otherwise healthy, active boy with a keen interest in sport, Owen tragically died of a heart attack after collapsing during training with Llanishen RFC's Under-14s team. The news affected us all, so we’re hugely pleased to be able to lend our support to this fantastic cause.
The bike ride will see a group of 160 cyclists - including Owen’s family, friends and teammates - travel from Cardiff to Brecon on 5th July 2014, staying overnight before returning the following day. The 110-mile round trip starts at Cardiff City Stadium and finishes at Cardiff High School, where Owen was a pupil.
As a result of our donation to the ride, every cyclist will wear a helmet cover bearing the CPS Homes and ‘Remembering Owen’ logos, instilling a sense of camaraderie and raising public awareness of what the group is aiming to achieve.
‘Remembering Owen’ is a charity set up by Owen’s family and friends and aims to raise funds for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Founded in 1995, CRY offer heart screening and carry out research into the causes of sudden death in young people. They also provide priceless bereavement support and counselling, and the support they have provided Owen’s family since his death has been nothing short of incredible.
In addition to the bike ride, the ‘Remembering Owen’ charity is holding other fundraising events, such as a quiz night, a race night, a wine-tasting evening, coffee mornings, a tea party and a Summer Ball which takes place on Friday 13th June. Their end target is to raise over £20,000 for CRY.
If you’d like to donate to the ‘Remembering Owen’ cause, you can do so by visiting Owen’s fundraising page