This week Hafal Chair Elin Jones and Carer Participation Officer Julia Greenhaf were presented with a cheque for £2000 at Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda. Pupils and staff have been fundraising for Hafal by taking part in a number of activities including a ‘Ninja Warrior’ themed event and a tug-of-war competition! Teacher Osian Griffiths competed in three triathlons to raise money for the charity.
Elin and Julia had the opportunity to thank pupils for their efforts at school assemblies – and to talk about the important work Hafal does across Wales.
Elin said: “I’d like to thank the pupils and staff of Ysgol Gyfun y Cymer – thank them from the bottom of my heart – for working so hard to raise money for Hafal, and for raising such an amazing sum. Many, many congratulations to you all on behalf of Hafal’s members and staff.
“Thank you for the money, and thank you too for raising awareness of Hafal’s work and of mental health problems. Knowing you are supporting us really lifts our spirits!”