Friday 26th June saw hundreds of women all dressed in Onsies walk either a 5 or 10km route around the city of Cardiff. The event was supported by many groups of friends, colleagues and families, all of whom were raising money and awareness whilst also having fun and keeping fit.
The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the fact that many of the Mums whose children benefit from the care and facilities that Ty Hafan provide would never get a full night’s sleep if it were not for the charity’s support. By giving up a few hours’ sleep the female walkers are able to show empathy to these hardworking Mums.
Men are not entirely excluded from the event; there were plenty of volunteer marshals stationed around the routes and stadium giving support, encouragement and ultimately a sense of safety to the many walkers.
The role of the Chamberlains Security officers at the event was a mixture of mobile response and fixed position support, whilst the event passed without incident due to the excellent organisation by the Ty Hafan event team, we were on hand to rapidly respond to any incident that may have occurred during the course of the evening.
The start and finish point for this event is the Millennium Stadium and it was incredible to witness the party like atmosphere that was present at the location with Heart Radio presenters Jagger and Woody leading the entertainment. Other highlights were the Rock Choir and of course the very talented Jack Sparrow impersonator Geordie Depp.
Chamberlains Security are very proud of their relationship with the Ty Hafan charity and are proud to have supported and provided security for many previous events over the years including the midnight walks in Cardiff and Swansea. We are very much looking forward to the next one.
This event could not run without the amazing support of the volunteers who complete the multitude of tasks needed to organise an event of this scale, to get involved or for more information on both the event and this excellent charity please follow this link.