New Barry 10K will back Ty Hafan

Ty Hafan will celebrate the tireless work of their army of nurses at the inaugural Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K.

The leading paediatric palliative care charity has linked up with the new 10K race as lead charity partner.

The Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K will provide the platform for runners of all ages and abilities to raise funds for the Sully-based charity.

Ty Hafan nurses regularly walk 10km during a 12-hour shift and now runners can show their support by taking on the distance in front of the stunning backdrop of Whitmore Bay, the Knapp and Romilly Park.

It costs £4.3million a year to provide Ty Hafan’s state-of-the-art facilities and its support services to families out in the community. Runners for team Ty Hafan will each pledge to raise £100 and will receive a free running vest and fundraising pack, as well as training advice to kickstart their journey towards race day on Sunday, August 5.

Run 4 Wales chief executive Matt Newman said: “The inaugural Barry Island 10K will give fitness fanatics and those taking their first steps at a mass-participation event the chance to give something back to Ty Hafan.

“We are looking forward to welcoming an army of runners who will raise thousands on August 5.”

Team Ty Hafan runners will be roared on by a race day cheer squad as they travel along Whitmore Bay promenade before they head through Barry’s regenerated retail area. The Barry Docks Offices are the next landmark on the route before they head back towards Barry Island via the Knap. A post race celebration awaits to mark their achievement after they cross the finish line.

Claire Cooper, director of income generation at Ty Hafan, said: “We are delighted to be named lead charity partner at this year’s Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K.

“The money raised will make a real difference to the children and families we support, enabling our care and community teams to provide nursing care and support during short breaks and to work with families so they can make the very best of the time they have together, creating precious memories that will last a lifetime.”

To secure your place at the inaugural Brecon Carreg Barry Island 10K, head over to barryisland10k.co.uk/register/ for only £22.

Story by Barry Gem

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