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Tŷ Hafan is particularly special to us

The Red Dragon Centre in Cardiff Bay is a long-time supporter of Tŷ Hafan and has just celebrated its 25th One Great Day. Here the centre’s Emma Constantinou shares what One Great Day and fundraising for Tŷ Hafan means to her and her colleagues.

One Great Day

“The Red Dragon Centre supports many charities each year, but Tŷ Hafan is particularly special to us.

“We feel passionate about supporting a charity which offers such outstanding comfort and care to young people and their families here in Wales. We’re one big family at The Red Dragon Centre, from centre management to security and cleaning, and all the fantastic people that work inside our venues, so nothing gives us more joy than when we come together to support a special cause alongside our customers.

“Each year we’ve celebrated One Great Day, we have made fantastic memories with our staff and customers coming together to celebrate our anniversary. There are so many special memories that it’s quite difficult to pick one! From seeing customers dance with Toy Story characters to seeing our centre team smash their own personal fitness challenges, we’ve had so much fun over the years.

“Twenty five years is quite a milestone! That’s a quarter of a century of bringing smiles and entertainment to the people of Cardiff - and we’ve enjoyed every second.

“We recently installed a mural installation made up of thousands of customer photographs and event highlights from over the years. You should pop down and see it!

“For our celebrations this year, the Birthday Ball Pit was a huge success and very popular with children and adults alike! Once inside, families could join in the challenge to find as many silver balls as they could in 1 minute – some were very competitive, which was really funny to see.
“We also had some of our team members hop onto exercise bikes kindly loaned by Simply Gym to complete a 25-mile cycle challenge – let’s just say there were some stiff legs and interesting walks the following day, haha!

One Great Day - On your bikes!

“I would really encourage others to fundraise for Tŷ Hafan as it will do wonders for your team wellbeing and you’ll be helping to support a wonderful charity.

“I’d like to thank Tŷ Hafan volunteers Karen and Mike who gave up their Bank Holiday Monday to join us for a bucket collection – they embraced the celebrations and really got in the fundraising spirit!

One Great Day - Riding to celebrate!

“And a massive thank you too to all the customers who have supported the Red Dragon Centre and our fundraising for the last 25 years. Thank you!”

We say: ‘Thank you Emma and your amazing team at the Red Dragon Centre, plus all your wonderful customers. We are so grateful for everything you have done – and continue to do – for us.'

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