A Penarth tapas restaurant and cocktail bar has announced it will be sponsoring a local charity run.
Bar 44 in Penarth has donated £350.00 to the ‘All Soles’ 5K and 2K family fun run, which takes place on Sunday 7th June at 11am at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.
The event has been organised by the ‘Women Running Penarth’ in order to raise money for the club’s charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign.
Bar 44’s donation will cover the costs for medals, trophies, refreshments, First Aid cover and promotional material.
The tapas restaurant is also offering 10% discount for those participating in the run and for those who present an event leaflet.
This is the eighth year for the ‘All Soles’ 5K but it is the first year where a 2K family fun run has been introduced.
Entry for the 5K is £4 for affiliates and £6 for non-affiliates. The 2K run, which is open to children aged 4 to 14, costs £2 for entry and there is no charge for accompanying adults.
Entry forms can be downloaded from the club’s website www.womenrunningpenarth.org.uk or can be collected from Bar 44 in Penarth.
Owen Morgan, co-founder of Bar 44, said: “We’re thrilled to sponsor the ‘All Soles’ run this year. We believe it is very important to be a part of the local community and to help in any way we can.
“It’s great that a children’s fun run has been introduced this year as it means all the family can get involved. We hope people show their support and enter and also take advantage of the 10% discount we’re offering.”
Erika Fitzgibbon, chair of Women Running Penarth, said: “We’re really looking forward to the event this year, especially because we’ve got the family run for the first time. Anyone can join in with the event, whether they’re keen runners or not. Ultimately, it’s about people having a good time and raising money for a worthy cause. Cancer is a cruel disease and, as a female only running club, raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer is something that’s close to all of our hearts.
“We’d like to thank both our sponsors, Bar 44 and Infographics, for their kind generosity. It’s because of their support that we can ensure all money goes to the charity and not to covering costs for the event. We hope we have a good turn out and that everyone enjoys the atmosphere.”
Bar 44 in Cowbridge was established in 2002 due to the Morgan brothers (Tom and Owen) love for fresh Spanish food, having holidayed there as a family. The success of the Cowbridge restaurant led the brothers to open their second restaurant in Penarth in 2012 with a third restaurant planned to open later this year in Cardiff city centre.
The restaurants have also received UK-wide recognition from the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013 and Bar 44 in Cowbridge has recently been awarded Waitrose Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year for Wales. It follows being included in The Sunday Times Food List Cheap Eats Guide, which profiles 130 restaurants in the UK that provide value for money food.