Ty Hafan

all you need to know!

How to get there?

The Character Chase is being held in Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PY. The event village is in "event" arena within the park. Don't worry if you get a little lost because we will have plenty of signage and marshals.  

What to bring on the day?

We know you are going to wake up and be eager to come down and meet our characters - we can't wait either! However, please remember to bring your disclaimer form with you on the day to create a more streamlined registration. You will receive this in your fundraising pack.

Please do not bring your sponsorship money.

Registration time

 5k fun run – registration opens from 11:00am-12:00pm with a race start at 12:30pm

100m dash – registration opens from 11:00am-1:30pm with a race start at 2:00pm

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After the run

You will be handed an exclusive Tŷ Hafan medal once you cross the finish line. Then why not come and join us at the event village for photo opportunities with the characters along with a bite to eat, music, entertainment and games oh and our magical fairy scavenger hunt!


Your entry fee only covers the cost of the event and we have asked that participants try and set themselves a target of £15.00 for the 100m dash for under 7's and £50.00 for the 5k fun run (under 16's £20.00 sponsorship target). We can't stress enough that any amount would be warmly welcomed and no amount is to small or to large. 

A fundraising pack is available to download on the website and you will also be posted out your pack containing all the information about the day, great fundraising tips along with your bespoke sponsorship form. 

£15 can pay for paints, brushes,glitter and glue for children to use in the wonderful play therapy
£30 can pay for an hour of play therapy to encourage families to interact and play together. 
£50 could pay for an hour of music therapy giving children the chance to spend time together that they`ll always remember. 
£100 could pay for three hours of physiotherapy to ease a child`s pain that they are experiencing. 

How to send in your sponsorship money

There are many ways to send your sponsorship money in!

Before you proudly pack your sponsor form into an envelope, you need to ensure the following information is on your sponsor form:

  • Your name, and if applicable your race number is written in the space provided on the sponsor form.
  • Gift aid it! When you’re collecting your sponsorship, ask each person to tick the gift aid box (if eligible*). Please ensure each person supplies their home address, not their work address. By doing this we’ll receive an extra 25p from every £1 you raise.
  • If you are sending in sponsorship money in a group, please make a note on the form where the money should be allocated so that we can keep everyone’s records up to date.

Then return your completed sponsorship form with the cheque to:

Tŷ Hafan, Head Office, Hayes Road, Sully, CF64 5XX


Alternatively, you can pay your sponsorship money straight to Tŷ Hafan

HSBC or BACS payments

Bank account number: 01475932

Sort code: 40-16-18

Please put the code CHC2019 followed by Swansea Character Chase


If you decide to send money this way, please send an email to events@tyhafan.org stating your name, the event, the branch you're paying into and the amount.


  • I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 28p of tax on every £1 that I gave up to 5 April 2008 and will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give on or after 6 April 2008. This declaration also relates to all donations I have made to Tŷ Hafan in the past four years and all donations I make hereafter until I notify you otherwise.