Fast Parts Wales halfway towards charity target
Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, has now reached the halfway mark of its £10,958 target for Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative with all places for the Fast Parts Wales, Ty Hafan, Rainbow Family Rally now full and ready to take place from 1 to 2 May.
With a budget of £300 to purchase a car, rally participants are then required to paint it in rainbow colours to represent Ty Hafan’s annual rainbow run in which powder paint is thrown at the participants, and to also continue the charity’s exciting approach to raising money.
Starting on Sunday 1 May with the cars leaving Fast Part’s Abercarn branch and then embarking upon an eventful journey across Wales, participants will stop off at designated checkpoints in Carmarthen and take part in ‘fun’ challenges.
Oakwood Theme Park is the Sunday’s final fundraising destination, where Park Director, Phil Verbinnen, has kindly granted rally participants the opportunity to collect donations and show off their cars to visitors leaving the park, which will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its iconic wooden roller coaster Megafobia.
The ride has been voted the best in the UK and the third best in the world by coaster enthusiasts. With a top speed in excess of 75km/h and 25 metre drops towards a lake combined with unique crossovers, the twister has attained legendary status among coaster fans worldwide.
Participants will then head to Tenby Football Club, which has kindly offered accommodation, before heading towards the hospice on Monday 2 May after a brief stop-off at Barry Island.
Nathan Travis, company director at Fast Parts Wales, said: “We’re overwhelmed by the interest shown in this event and have been working tirelessly to ensure everything is in place for an enjoyable two days.
“Ty Hafan is an incredibly worthy cause and we’re extremely grateful to everyone who has already donated or is involved in any way. With the event drawing nearer, we’d like to encourage the community and trade to support us in our efforts to raise money for the essential ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative by donating at: www.justgiving.com/FastPartsTyHafanRainbowRally.”
Based in Sully, South Wales, Ty Hafan offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families, helping them make the most of the time they have left together. The charity needs over £4 million every year to provide this unique service free of charge to families in Wales, and it receives less than 5 per cent contribution from the local government.