Tŷ Hafan has a special meaning for all of us here at Bon Bon Buddies because it is our employees’ chosen charity. Over the past two years, the team has constantly raised funds to support this amazing cause.
We are a children’s confectionery company, and many of our employees have young children or even grandchildren. As such, Tŷ Hafan is very special to our team.
In March this year, my role changed at Bon Bon Buddies and I became Managing Director. I recognised the privilege and influence my position could provide and wanted to undertake an event to raise as much money as possible for Tŷ Hafan - such a well-deserved cause.
I am a father myself to Joe and Gracie so it makes you appreciate how precious life really is and the incredible work Tŷ Hafan undertakes for those less fortunate than ourselves. Tŷ Hafan’s importance was further reinforced recently with the illness of a close family friend’s child and it highlighted both the fantastic services they provide, as well as the relevance of my fundraising effort.
To fundraise, I took part in Tough Mudder on Saturday the 22nd August. Tough Mudder is a huge challenge involving 20 extreme obstacles over 12 miles [19 km], which all play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity and heights.
It was a fantastic day and the challenge was something I’d never done before, but it was worth every adrenalin filled moment. Raising money for Tŷ Hafan was such an important goal and I am so proud to say that we have now raised a total of £14,597.80.
I would also like to mention a particular sponsor, who is based in China. Not only did they support me with kind messages of encouragement, they rallied together and organised their own sponsorship dinner – a sign of just how much Tŷ Hafan and the services they provide can impact others from around the world.
We are so excited that the generosity of our colleagues, business associates, friends and family were able to dig deep and help such an inspiring organisation. I know, and I am so proud, that Bon Bon Buddies will continue to support Tŷ Hafan in every way that we can.