Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Hywel Dda Health Charities: Top sporting opportunities announced for fundraisers

HYWEL Dda Health Charities is offering fundraisers free spaces at some of Wales’ leading challenge events in 2022, with a range of running, swimming, cycling and even zip-lining places available!

The events provide the opportunity to not only reach personal fitness goals but also to experience the wonderful Welsh countryside and coastline in the most exhilarating ways possible – all while raising funds for our local NHS charity.

Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with fundraisers asked to pledge a minimum sponsorship amount for the charity.

Opportunities on offer include:

Zip Line Challenge, 9th April

Our 2022 event on 9th April will see 30 brave fundraisers take on the challenge of the world’s fastest seated zip line! Partnering with Zip World, Hywel Dda Health Charities has secured 30 spaces for fundraisers to take flight on the seated zip line, Phoenix at the former Tower Colliery site in Aberdare, South Wales. Participants are asked to make a £20 donation to enter and to raise a minimum of £100 for the charity.

Merlin Ride, 10th April

This outstanding cycle event caters for both experienced and new riders with two stunning routes to choose from – 60 miles and 100 miles – which start and finish in Cross Hands. To gain a place, fundraisers are asked to pledge to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship for the charity.

CARTEN100, 7th May

The CARTEN100 cycle ride sees cyclists taking a leisurely 100-mile ride from Cardiff to Tenby. The ride follows a fairly direct route from Cardiff to Tenby, using A roads, B roads and cycle routes. To secure one of the charity’s free spaces, fundraisers are asked to pledge a minimum of £200 in sponsorship.

Long Course Weekend Wales, 1st – 3rd July

The Long Course Weekend Wales takes place in Pembrokeshire and is the biggest multisport festival in Europe. Events include: The Wales Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k; The Wales Swim (choose from 2.4 or 1.2 miles); The Wales Sportive (40, 70 and 114-mile cycle options); and the LCW Kinder children’s event. The charity has free places available for fundraisers at each event, and minimum sponsorship varies according to the event.

Other opportunities

The charity also has free spaces for our fundraisers on the Nant yr Arian Silver Trail (2nd April), Red Kite Challenge (30th April), Aber Cycle Fest (4th & 5th June) and the Cardiff Half Marathon (2nd October).

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, said:

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our fundraisers swimming, cycling, running and zip-lining places at some of the very best challenge events in Wales – and the World!

“We only have limited spaces so if you are interested, do get in touch as soon as possible. We welcome individuals and teams, and there are events to suit a range of abilities. It’s a great opportunity to achieve your fitness goals – and to raise valuable funds for your local NHS!”

For more information about entry onto any of the events, please contact the Hywel Dda Health Charities Team by phone on 01267 239815 or by email at


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