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MASCARATHON…past the half way mark in CARDIFF!

The mascarathon has crossed the welsh border and we’re in Cardiff!

A little bit of history…

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Archaeological evidence suggests Cardiff was established around 4000 BC and has throughout the centuries been under Roman, Saxon and Norman rule. In 1081, King William I began building Cardiff castle which has been at the heart of the city ever since.
In the early 19th century the city established their docks making the city more accessible and rapidly growing the population.
Today Cardiff is the capital of Wales and the cultural hub of the country, the largest media centre outside of London. The city has a thriving tourist industry and will this summer be one of the cities in the UK supporting the London 2012 Olympic Games, with 11 football matches held at the Millenium Stadium.

Where and when…

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TV personality, Zoe Salmon will be running from The Hayes at 12pm on Monday 25th June! BUT Cardiff gals you’re in luck because Benefit will be with you for 2 whole days to celebrate the Mascarathons arrival in Wales! We’ll be on the Hayes on Sunday 24th from 11am till 5pm and Monday 25th from 10am till 6pm, raising funds for Refuge plus there will be free make-uppers and exciting giveaways! Please give generously when you visit us or text Bene 02 £2 to 70070, every donation will make a difference to the lives of victims of domestic violence.

Top 5 things to do in Cardiff…

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5. BBC Wales Studios
Located in Cardiff Bay, these recently opened studios allow set visits to some of your favourite shows including Casualty, Upstairs Downstairs and Doctor Who!

4.Norwegian Church

This church used to be for the Norwegian sailors who ported in the city but is now a thriving arts centre and was also where legendary author Roals Dahl was christened.

3. St David’s Centre

This centre is a haven for shopaholics with every shop and restaurant under one very impressive roof! From John Lewis to Jamie’s Italian, this centre is perfect for a days retail therapy.

2. Bute Park

This 56 acre park is an oasis in the centre of the city, with centuries old gardens and the pettigrew tea rooms as a perfect stop mid walk for a spot of afternoon tea.

1. The Millenium Centre

So much more than a theatre, at Millennium Centre you can enjoy blockbuster West End musicals, opera, ballet and contemporary dance, hip hop and stand up comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, training days, free daily foyer performances, guided tours, bars and restaurants….. there really is something for everyone.

Where to find your local Benefit Beauty Bar…

To get involved with the Benebabes activity to help raise awareness and funds for Refuge, visit…

John Lewis St David’s Centre

Debenhams St David’s Centre

Boots Queen Street

House of Fraser The Hayes

Next Stop…. Oxford!

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