Ty Hafan

#family friday

a dash of colour

Carmarthen was showered with the colours of the rainbow as we welcomed the first ever Rainbow Dash school event.

Yes, the famous Tŷ Hafan rainbow race has returned! But this time, it was 700 school children being splashed with the colours of the rainbow, and we named it something slightly different too!

We teamed up with Carmarthenshire County Council’s ‘Active Young People’ team for the event, not only to raise funds for Tŷ Hafan but to encourage pupils to be more active and inspire them to join school and community running groups.

The Rainbow Dash took place on Wednesday 26 June at the Carmarthenshire Leisure Centre fields and track in Johnstown and we saw pupils from Queen Elizabeth High school, Ysgol Dyffryn Taf and Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn run, jog and walk the 3km colourful route.

With the help of some amazing volunteers, we splashed the students with blue, green, yellow, orange, red and pink powered paint at various points along the route and I think it’s safe to say not many people managed to dodge the splatter! (Good work paint station volunteers!)

It was also brilliant to see so many partners getting involved in the event, including the WRU who brought along a very special shiny visitor… the Grand Slam trophy!

We were so delighted to have been involved in such a fantastic partnership with Actif, and, who knows, maybe the Rainbow Dash could become an annual event!

Just take a look at this... (Diolch + da iawn pawb!)