Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official NHS charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board
Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official NHS charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, has announced that it will be the “Powered By” partner for the Wales Half Marathon at Long Course Weekend Wales 2024. This is the third year the Charity has been the Title Charity Partner.
The charity, which aims to make a positive difference to the health, wellbeing and experience of NHS patients, service users and staff across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, is offering its supporters a range of exciting opportunities across all Long Course Weekend Wales 2024 events.
The Wales Half Marathon, which takes place on 23rd June, has been widely recognised as one of the best and most challenging races out there. With stunning sea views and a testing, undulating terrain, the event starts at Pembroke Castle and ends in Tenby.
The Half Marathon is a highlight of the Long Course Weekend Wales which takes place on 21st-23rd June, and is the biggest multisport festival in Europe, attracting over 10,000 athletes and 35,000 supporters from 45 nations. Events include The Wales Swim, The Wales Sportive (cycling) and children’s events.
Tara Nickerson, Fundraising Manager at Hywel Dda Health Charities, said: “The charity was the “Powered By” partner at both the 2022 and 2023 events, and it has given not only a big fundraising boost, but has also raised our profile considerably. Our amazing fundraisers have raised over £16,000 for their local NHS charity - and had an exhilarating time in the process!
“We’re very excited to be working in partnership with Activity Wales Events in 2024. We are offering our supporters exclusive opportunities to take part in events across the whole of the Long Course Weekend Wales. Our limited number of free spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis, so if you’re interested, please get in touch!”
Oliver Duckett PGA, Global Relationship Manager, Activity Wales Events, said: “We are really delighted that our local NHS charity is the “Powered By” partner for The Wales Half Marathon 2024. The Wales Half Marathon is a special event for so many people and we are thrilled that together we will be raising funds for such a great cause.”
As part of their exclusive partnership Hywel Dda Health Charities has free swim, bike and run entries available to fundraisers. Anyone interested in taking part can visit: https://hywelddahealthcharities.nhs.wales/.../long.../ or contact the Hywel Dda Health Charities Team by phone on 01267 239815 or by email at Fundraising.HywelDda@wales.nhs.uk.