Hog Roast Cardiff Worked Alongside Remembering Owen To Pull Off A Memorable Charity Bike Ride!

At the beginning of this month, Hog Roast Cardiff had the immense privilege of catering for a heart warming charity event hosted by Remembering Owen, a group established in memory of the beloved 13-year-old Owen Morris.

Owen tragically lost his life to an undiagnosed heart condition in 2013, inspiring his family to create a legacy dedicated to raising awareness for heart health, providing support to those affected by heart-related illnesses, and funding critical research. This year’s event, known as Owen’s Ride, held special significance as it marked the 10th anniversary of Owen’s passing, and Hog Roast Cardiff was honoured to be a part of it.

Remembering Owen’s mission aligns closely with the goals of C-R-Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a charity specialising in preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening, research, and support for affected families. Over the years, Remembering Owen has organised multiple rides in Owen’s memory, collectively raising over £46,000 to support C-R-Y’s vital work.

Owen’s Ride, a 50-mile remembrance bike ride, saw 130 participants come together to honour Owen’s memory and further the cause of heart health awareness. The ride was not only a physical challenge but also a powerful symbol of unity and determination. Participants pedalled with purpose, knowing that their efforts were contributing to a brighter future for those at risk of heart-related conditions.

Hog Roast CardiffAfter their gruelling journey, the cyclists were welcomed to Llanishen Rugby Football Club, which generously hosted the event’s conclusion. Here, Hog Roast Cardiff played a vital role in replenishing their energy and providing a well-deserved meal. Our team, fronted by catering manager, Brad, served up a sumptuous hog roast feast with all the trimmings. Gorgeous gluten-free rolls filled to the brim with soft and juicy pulled pork, crackling, stuffing and applesauce with a side of crunchy fries, ensured that every participant had a satisfying and delicious meal to refuel. For those following meat-free diets, we offered grilled veggie and halloumi skewers, tzatziki dip and flatbreads, ensuring that everyone could enjoy a hearty meal, no matter their preferences.

The atmosphere at the event was filled with camaraderie and a shared commitment to making a difference in the fight against heart-related illnesses. As the event came to an end, the memory of Owen’s spirit and the tireless dedication of his family, Remembering Owen, and C-R-Y continued to inspire all in attendance.