Ty Hafan

#family friday

st david’s day celebrations in kabul

Tŷ Hafan is a family and like any family, it extends far and wide. So many people from all over the country have such a strong connection to the charity and it’s this sense of support within our community that makes Tŷ Hafan what it is.

michael and sionI’ve always found celebrating St David’s Day really important. Being Welsh is almost a natural honour that only Welsh people can understand! My heritage is something I am very proud of and you could say being in diverse workplace with many different nationalities you really do get that sense of hiraeth! 

I was able to sign up two soldiers who were willing to put rugby rivalries aside to help me celebrate St Davids Day, Daniel Barlow and Rachel Shaw. With the help of the others we decided to run, row an

d cycle the vertical distance of Wales. A triathlon distance of 209 miles. We are currently based 3000ft above sea level which is roughly twice the height of Snowdon which made this task even more difficult! 


The heat and altitude made for a very difficult start to the triathlon and one of the highlights was definitely Daniel running a very impressive 18 miles. It took us just over eight and a half hours to complete the triathlon, during that time we completed a half marathon, forty two miles on a bike and fourteen miles on a rowing machine each. 

It’s by far the hardest thing I have ever done, I couldn’t have done it on my own. I am so grateful for Daniel and Rachel’s support. We were all very keen to support  Hafan, it really resonated with us as a Welsh charity that supports Welsh families so that they do not have to face a challenging future alone. 

Thank you to everyone that has supported us with donations or their kind words it all means a lot, even though the event is now complete people can still donate at https://www.justgiving.com/team/Uknsetri 

sion and michael