Walk the walk

Superhero The vast majority of Tŷ Hafan’s funding comes from charitable donations and fundraising, of which the Midnight Sleep Walk – this year’s theme being ‘neon’ - is one such activity, now entering it’s sixth year.

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete; a reasonable level of fitness will get you round the six mile Midnight Sleep Walk course, with a lot of laughter helping you along the way.

The Midnight Sleep Walk sets out from the imposing Millennium Stadium and takes in many of Cardiff's historic landmarks en-route to the finishing line back at the stadium. You will be viewing Cardiff and Cardiff Bay at night and on foot, seeing the city and much of its wonderful architecture from a perspective you’ll probably never have witnessed before. And in a wonderful Midnight Sleep Walk night time al fresco en-masse atmosphere you’ll probably never have experienced before.

Dress code

Dress code is pyjamas, with a splash of neon. On the night, every walker will receive a neon fun pack containing flashing neon headwear and glow jewellery. So all you need to do is bring yourself to the Millennium Stadium modelling your pyjamas (these don’t have to be neon pyjamas, just normal pyjamas).

Of course you can use your creative spark by embracing our new neon theme so that you glow, shine and blink as you parade through the streets.

Accessorise with fluorescent glow lights on your clothes or hats, wear glow-in-the-dark jewellery or spectacular “illuminating” wigs while waving glow sticks! You may want to go one step further and use neon dye on an old outfit, hire or buy a fancy dress outfit of your own or even a splash of neon body paint on yourself to add that extra sparkling effect!

Discounts for early birds and group registrations:

The Tŷ Hafan Midnight Sleep Walk takes place at midnight on Friday 16 May. Registration is open now and we urge you to register as soon as you can because last year all places were taken before the event. We also have an early bird offer where individuals can register for only £7 if they sign up before the end of March, as well as a group entry discount (see below for more information).

If you’re registering as an individual and register before the end of March you only have to pay our early bird price of £7. From 27 March you will pay £10.

If you’re bringing along some friends, and would like to register as a group, you will receive a special discount on your Midnight Sleep Walk entries. Registering five ladies (including yourself) entitles you to a discount of up to £20 on your total registration fee. This means you only pay £30!

You can register up to ten people on the Midnight Sleep Walk website in one go, so that means you can get two discounts with ten people. Your discount is applied at the end of your registration.

Age limits

The event is open to ladies of all ages from 16 upwards (little ladies aged 13 and over can take part if accompanied by an adult).

Sponsorship, incentives and prizes

There is a minimum sponsorship amount for the Midnight Sleep Walk. We kindly ask that each lady raise just £50 in sponsorship or submits an equivalent donation upon registering. We ask this because the entry fee only covers the costs of the event; any more money you can raise on top of your entry fee will then go directly to Tŷ Hafan.

We want to raise as much as we can, given the vast majority of Tŷ Hafan’s funding is through fundraising activities and charitable donations. We’re looking to you ladies to spread the word amongst your friends, families and work colleagues because the more that take part, the more money we raise. For example, if we get 500 Midnight Sleep Walkers, each raising a super £100, that’s a fantastic £50,000, which means 50 great night’s sleep for mums who really need and deserve it.

What many don’t realise is that Tŷ Hafan also looks after the entire family of life-limited children, providing food and accommodation free of charge, so there is a constant and immense drain on our funds. Your help is hugely important and immensely appreciated. Please be certain that the money raised from your Midnight Sleep Walk sponsorship will be incredibly gratefully received and will be helping some incredibly grateful women have a well-earned and much needed rest.

It is going to be a super night and ladies raising more than £100 will receive a commemorative Midnight Sleep Walk t-shirt of what will definitely be a memorable evening.

What’s more, the lady that sends in the most sponsorship by 31 July will receive an exclusive spa prize for two!

Disabled access

Disabled access will be available at the event; however, we ask that you contact us to let us know if you require disabled access, so that we can talk you through any specific details and make any appropriate provision. Please call 029 2053 2282 or email events@tyhafan.org.

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