Challenge complete! Last chance to donate to John’s fundraiser for Tŷ Hafan.

27 February 2024

Challenge complete! Last chance to donate to John’s fundraiser for Tŷ Hafan.

At Coleg Gwent, we’re committed to giving back to our community. Every year, staff and learners vote for their charity of choice, and this year, we’re channelling our fundraising efforts to support, leading Welsh children’s charity, Tŷ Hafan. 

Throughout the year, the college has worked hard to raise money through events such as Wear Green Day. 

One person, in particular, has embarked on an ambitious challenge, as he takes on the incredible challenge of cycling 217 miles from Swansea to Dublin and arriving in time for the Six Nations Ireland v Wales match.  

John departed from Swansea on Tuesday 20th February and cycled to the tip of Pembrokeshire before crossing the Irish Sea and cycling along the East coast of Ireland, arriving in Dublin on Friday 23rd February. 

John has raised over £3,000 for Tŷ Hafan.  

Here’s a recap of his fundraising activities:  

  • Head shave at our Blŵm salon. 
  • ️24 Days of Ice Baths – John took part in 24 days of ice baths throughout December, channelling the strength and perseverance of the families that Tŷ Hafan supports  
  • Bucket Collection – John was at Risca Tesco throughout January to help raise funds for Tŷ Hafan. 
  • Curry Night and Raffle. 
  • Leg Wax – John had his legs waxed at our Blŵm salon. 

John Ty Hafan

Here’s what John has to say, “I was looking forward to this event as it was my first multi-day challenge I’ve done for charity. I want to thank everyone for their support during my fundraising efforts!”  

There’s still time to show your support for John by donating to his just giving page.   

This year our goal as a college is to raise an ambitious £10,000 for Ty Hafan, and we’re already halfway there with a whopping £6000 and counting. Thank you to John and everyone else who has helped us get this far. 

What can your donations pay for?  

  • £10 could pay for materials for bereaved siblings to use in vital play therapy sessions  
  • £25 could pay for an hour of emotional support from a family support worker, helping families to deal with the daily challenges they face 
  • £30 could pay for one hour of outreach therapeutic play, encouraging families to interact and enjoy their time together 
  • £40 could pay for a family bereavement session, supplying ongoing support and care for as long as needed 
  • £50 could pay for an hour of music therapy, giving siblings the chance to express themselves and engage with their emotions 

 Get involved  

We’re supporting staff who would like to take on a challenge this year to help raise money for our charity of the year. Take a look at the upcoming events below. 

28 April – Newport 10k/Half Marathon/Marathon 

17 March – Firewalk Challenge 

8 June – Welsh 3 Peaks Adventure  

Find out more about Tŷ Hafan hospice at: