Community Events hosts girly night out
14th May 2011, 10:07 am By Principality Stadium
Over 400 ladies descended on the Millennium Stadium on Friday night during a sponsored walk around the city centre to raise money for T? Hafan, in association with Millennium Stadium’s Community Events.
The ladies, aged from 16 to 70, donned their best pyjamas and flashing bunny ears for a stroll around the hallowed turf at the home of Welsh sport before embarking on an eight mile route to the Bay and back to the stadium.
The walk, dubbed T? Hafan’s Midnight Sleep Walk, was arranged to show support for Mums of life-limited children and young people in Wales.
By giving up some of their sleep, the walkers raised funds to provide these Mums with a break and the whole family with the comfort, care and support they desperately need.
TV celeb Anna Ryder Richardson, Jack Sparrow look-a-like Geordie Depp, and Real Radio’s Chris Moore and Dave Brookes joined the participants to distribute special bunny ears and get involved in the warm-up exercises by staff from Curves.
Amongst those taking part was Liz Rawlings. “I heard about the walk and thought it was a great way for my friends and I to help the families and children,” she said. “We’re also using it as a way to celebrate my birthday and with one of us getting married later in the summer, it’s was the perfect chance for us to have a practice girls’ night out! It was amazing fun and we raised loads of money too”.
General Manager of the Millennium Stadium Gerry Toms said: “I’m pleased to welcome T? Hafan and their supporters back to the Millennium Stadium as part the popular Community Events initiative which provides facilities at the venue free of hire charge to local charities.
“The Midnight Sleep Walk is always a memorable occasion and I’m proud of the Millennium Stadium staff that have joined the women in their pyjamas and also given up their sleep for such an important cause.”
Anna Ryder Richardson said: “Some of the children and families have come to visit the Zoo over the past few years and it’s been great to help them in this way but I wanted to really get involved and do something myself and this was the perfect opportunity
“I’ve had a fantastic night; managed to walk the eight miles around Cardiff in my best tartan PJs and flashing bunny ears and had a great natter and laugh with the girls. It was fab to see so many ladies out to support the event and everyone seemed to have lots of fun.”