Diolch, Extra Milers!
Monmouthshire Building Society is saying an extra special Welsh ‘diolch’ to the army of volunteers at this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon.
Every year, the Cardiff Half is supported by around 800 volunteers – otherwise known as the Extra Milers. From manning water stations, marshalling, helping runners at the bag drop, handing out medals on the finish line and answering queries, volunteers are key to running a well-organised race day.
And to say a big thank you, Cardiff Half partner, Monmouthshire Building Society, is providing Welsh cakes to all Extra Milers. Chief Customer Officer Eve Wilkins said:
“As a community-led building society, we are so proud to support events in the community like the Cardiff Half. And we know how crucial volunteers are to such a big operation. Each and every volunteer really helps to provide a warm welcome to runners and spectators and to make sure everything runs smoothly.”
In fact, Monmouthshire Building Society is so committed to community events and projects that it has its own volunteering project.
Eve Wilkins adds, “We encourage and support our colleagues, at every level, to volunteer their time to community groups and charities that matter to them through our Colleague in the Community Initiative. It’s important to us that we can share our skills, time and knowledge with others to benefit our communities and increase our collective sense of wellbeing.”
Monmouthshire Building Society is also a partner of Run 4 Wales at the ABP Newport Wales marathon and the CDF 10K. Last year, its new Queen Street branch opened on Cardiff Half race weekend.
Established in Newport in 1869 to help local people build homes, we now help people across Wales and England buy properties and save for their future.