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  • Local and national charities chosen by Royal Mint staff.
  • Two-year partnership includes a series of fundraising events and volunteering opportunities.
  • £6,500 already raised in Football Festival event for under 11s.

Wednesday 10 July 2024

The Royal Mint has announced Ty Hafan and 2Wish as its official charity partners, chosen by employees.

Over the next two years, The Royal Mint will organise a range of fundraising events and initiatives and enhance positive links between employees and local communities.

Fundraising kicked off at a local football festival on the pitches of Y Pant Comprehensive School, Pontyclun, on Saturday 29 June, where attendees raised £6,500 in an action-packed day of football matches, face painting and inflatable obstacle courses.

The event attracted more than 840 young footballers from 82 community football clubs across south Wales, making it The Royal Mint’s biggest football festival to date.

Amanda Brady, Chief People Officer at The Royal Mint, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Ty Hafan and 2Wish; two charities who do incredible work supporting families across Wales and the UK.

“Working together we can make a meaningful impact in our communities, and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the first of many exciting fundraising efforts.”

Rachel Ritter, Head of Fundraising at Ty Hafan, said: "Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short. 

"We are thrilled with our new charity partnership with Royal Mint. When a child’s life is going to be a short life, Tŷ Hafan will walk alongside the family every step of the way. At the moment, we are only able to support one in ten families who need our help. This partnership will make a huge difference to our ability to raise awareness of what we do and, raise vital funds to help us to reach every family who needs us.”

Libby Simmons, Fundraising Coordinator at 2Wish, said: "We had an excellent day at the Royal Mint Football Festival at Y Pant School! The day was very well organised, with lots of entertainment and it was great to see so many teams taking part. This was a fantastic event to begin our partnership, and the first of many to come. Thank you so much for all you do, we are absolutely thrilled to be the Royal Mint's chosen charity and cannot wait for what the next two years will bring!"

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