Fast Parts Rainbow Rally surpasses Ty Hafan target
Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, has exceeded its original target of £11,000 towards Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative, raising more than £16,000 pounds from the Fast Parts Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally hosted on the bank holiday weekend from Sunday 1 May to Monday 2 May.
Participants were given a budget of £300 pounds to purchase their team’s vehicle and paint it in bright colours, being as vibrant and creative as possible to reflect Ty Hafan’s annual rainbow run.
Nathan Travis, company director at Fast Parts Wales, said: “It’s been an incredible journey and we’d like to thank everyone involved, from customers, suppliers, and the Fast Parts team for their amazing hard work that helped make this event happen, to the representatives at Ty Hafan for supporting us every step of the way. Everyone involved should be proud of the money they’ve raised; their dedication and effort is life-changing for the children, young people and families at Ty Hafan.”
The rally began with the cars leaving Fast Parts’s Abercarn branch and travelling across Wales, while stopping off throughout the journey to take part in fun-filled challenges and fundraise.
The rally stopped at St Catherine’s Walk shopping centre and Oakwood Theme Park, enabling teams to fundraise for Ty Hafan, before setting up camp on Tenby AFC’s pitch for the night.
The following morning participants briefly stopped off at Barry Island for one last fundraising opportunity, and then headed towards Ty Hafan where Welsh rugby legend, Tom Shanklin, was there to welcome them and help present awards.
John Kajzer-Hughes & Son Ltd picked up the winner’s trophy and four tickets to the American Festival at Brands Hatch, with the team collecting more than £3000 towards the cause.
Mike Jones from John Kajzer-Hughes & Son Ltd said: “The entire weekend was incredible, from failing the custard challenge before we’d even begun when it dropped off the dashboard and into our passenger’s lap, to getting a photo of a police officer in our rainbow-coloured car. To be awarded winner of the rally is amazing and thanks must go to local people and businesses who helped us raise this money. Our local butcher and bakery even donated bacon and buns towards a fundraising breakfast morning on the second day of the rally. It was all extremely fun and we’re already looking forward to the next Fast Parts Rally!”