Barry Island 10K title partner Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, were on hand to distribute complimentary ice cream to staff and families from Ty Hafan, the event’s lead charity, who hosted a Summer picnic earlier this week.
The goodwill gesture came from ABP as a thank you to Tŷ Hafan staff and as a recognition of the services they provide to their community and beyond. The children’s hospice is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, offering support and comfort to children with life-limiting illnesses.
ABP operates 21 ports across the UK, including the Port of Barry. As a large local employer the business understands the importance of the role that Ty Hafan plays in South Wales and wants to reward the hard work and positive difference Ty Hafan makes to lives on a daily basis.
Andrew Harston, ABP Port Director for Wales and Short Sea Ports, said: “As a business, we are committed to supporting local communities and delighted to be sponsoring Run4Wales for a number of charity events throughout the year, including the ABP Barry Island 10K.
“It was great that this ice cream donation helped put a smile on the faces of families and hospice employees, who work so hard to make a big difference to children’s lives.”
ABP chose local Daisy and Belle as the providers of ice cream, a Welsh independent who make ice cream by hand in Cardiff.
The ABP Barry Island 10K returns after 1099 days since its last edition on Sunday 7 August. Tŷ Hafan will be lead charity for the second time, with funds raised going to support the care that families and patients receive, ensuring memories made are cherished forever.