Fast Parts Wales almost doubles charity target
Automotive parts distributor, Fast Parts Wales, was in the top one per cent of donors for May across the JustGiving platform after exceeding its original target of £11,000 towards Ty Hafan’s ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative. The company raised more than £20,000 from the Fast Parts Ty Hafan Rainbow Rally hosted on the bank holiday weekend from Sunday 1 May to Monday 2 May.
Nathan Travis, company director at Fast Parts Wales, said: “We’re still overwhelmed at the generosity both the trade and local community has shown in helping us surpass this ambitious target. £11,000 alone is an incredible amount of money but it is the necessary sum to keep the children’s hospice open for just one day and therefore we were determined to reach our target – to go beyond that is staggering and we would once again like to thank each and every person who donated to this fantastic cause or got behind us in any possible way.
“It’s phenomenal to be among the top fundraisers in May, but most importantly £20,000 is a life-changing figure and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our support to 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.