A group of Tŷ Hafan Dads, Uncles and Brothers of children who are or have been supported by the South Wales-based hospice have announced their latest breath-taking fundraising challenge. Between June 27th and 30th 2024 the team will cycle off road, row the length of Lake Bala and hike the length of Wales. This extreme challenge is over 200 miles long whilst ascending nearly 18,000 feet. The team will be active for up to 12-14 hours each day. This new adventure is called the #BikeBoatBoot challenge.
The Tŷ Hafan Dads and other family members have a reputation for partaking in crazy challenges to raise awareness of and funds for Tŷ Hafan. In 2016, Dads were photographed naked on the Sully beach for the 2017 #DadsBareAll calendar. In July 2018, twenty Dads, Uncles, Staff and Sponsors took on the #5in55 challenge, climbing five of the highest mountains in the UK in 52 hours. The team raised over £40,000 and their achievement was recognised by Just Giving who awarded them the 2018 Team Fund Raiser of the Year. In 2021, the group took on the #10nTaff, climbing the 5 highest mountains in North Wales, the 5 highest mountains in South Wales, and then cycling from Brecon to Cardiff in 55 hours.
These extreme challenges help the Dads and Uncles as they struggle to deal with having a child with a life-limiting illness or the loss of a child. The group is comprised of Dads and Uncles with children presently being cared for by Tŷ Hafan, young people who have been discharged, and also those who have sadly passed away. The group of men find that training and then taking on the challenge is doing something that actually makes a difference whilst helping the charity that supported their families. The challenges also provide the opportunity for participants to talk with others and share their experiences and concerns. It is therapy and extreme exercise in one.
If everyone who reads this page tells just one person you will have already helped. Any support and sponsorship is welcomed. Our aim is to ensure that Tŷ Hafan can keep providing wonderful care to families like ours.
To sponsor us, please go to our Just Giving page BikeBoatBoot Challenge for Tŷ Hafan. Thank you so much for your support!