Gwent hospice fund raisers Gary and Liz Parker get bikes and headlamps ready to tackle brace of events

MOUNTAINEER Gary Parker is saddling up for a testing bike ride before tackling Penyfan in aid of St David’s Hospice Care.

Joined by partner Liz, Gary, owner of Newport-based Parker and Co accountants and business advisors, is taking part in the 158- mile overnight Sand to City, Tenby to Newport, bike ride on Friday, and Saturday, June 24 and 25.

And Parker & Co have renewed their sponsorship of the Moonlight Walk up and down Penyfan in the Brecon Beacons.

The family-friendly, night time charity fund raising walk, up the 2,907 ft tall mountain, the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons, is being held on the evening of Friday, July 15.

Newport-based Parker & Co accountants and business advisors, a proactive accountancy practice with offices in Newport and Cwmbran, have an apt strapline, “Adventure in business”

Global adventurer and all round action man, Gary Parker, who has lead expeditions throughout the world said: “The Moonlight Walk at Pen Y Fan underlines Parker & Co’s ethos of Adventure in Business. Business is an adventure – enjoy it .

“The Moonlight Walk, which offers unrivalled summer’s evening views of the moon and night time countryside in the Brecon Beacons, is tremendous. We took a group from Parker & Co last time. It was  a great team-builder and an awesome experience for everyone.

“It’s a brilliant family challenge which helps introduce the young and not so young to the excitement and mystery of the great Welsh outdoors at night.”

The route, up and back down the mountain, is clearly marked and manned by Brecon Mountain Rescue who manage the walk on the night.

Beth Harrington, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “We’re thrilled that Gary and Liz are not only taking part in the Sand to City bike ride but are sponsors and also involved in the Moonlight  Walk.

“The summer’s evening event is always very popular. It ticks all the boxes for entrants in terms of fun, excitement, exercise and the pure joy of being out in the gorgeous Brecon Beacons at night in the summer.

“Parker & Co are brilliant supporters of the hospice and we’re delighted they are involved with us again in this popular outdoor experience.”

For more details on the two events visit or email or call her on 01633 851043