Football matches throughout the world are watched by millions of people so that they can see their heroes for 90 minutes.
The footballing heroes of ‘Tŷ Hafan Dads FC’, however, have not earned this title by scoring 25 goals a season, but by supporting their life-limited children, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The team, made up of fathers all united by the same tragic circumstance, have been busy training for their first charity football match against Dan Evans FC’, which will be held at Jenner Park in Barry, on 23 March, with a 3pm kick off.
Paul Fisher, a Tŷ Hafan play worker who is leading the dads’ group at the hospice, said: “Tŷ Hafan relies massively on donations from the public, and that’s why for this particular football match, the support is much more important than the score line. It’s going to be a fantastic day out, so why not come along support the dads’ team whilst raising vital funds for Tŷ Hafan.”
Not only can you watch the big match, but also try your luck at the crossbar challenge, a raffle, and enjoy a junior football match at half time. With all of the above for a £1 entry fee, it’s the only football match in the world where the costs make sense!
Tŷ Hafan relies on kind donations from the public in a massive way with only 4% government funding. Show your support for this fantastic team and charity by coming along and becoming Tŷ Hafan Dads FC’s home crowd!