The Voice star Ragsy has announced he will be performing at Tŷ Hafan’s Midnight Sleep Walk event in Swansea on Friday 27 September.
The 34-year-old rocker from Aberdare, who became a fan favourite on the BBC One talent competition after his singing won the admiration of Sir Tom Jones, will be entertaining hundreds of ladies before the six mile walk, starting from the LC in Swansea.
Ragsy, dubbed the rock and roll chef, said he’s delighted to be taking part in the fundraiser, predicted to raise more than £10,000 for Tŷ Hafan.
“It is an honour to perform for such a worthwhile cause and to entertain the wonderful people taking part on the night,” said Ragsy, real name Gary Ryland.
The charity, which has seen a spike in registrations after announcing Ragsy’s involvement on its social media sites, has launched a superhero theme for this year’s walk to pay tribute to mums and dads who care for their life-limited children 24 hours a day.
Ragsy, who was a chef for five years and is currently busy preparing for his new cookery programme, said: “Knowing I’m helping to make a difference to life-limited children and their families is a real privilege and I hope more ladies will sign up as it promises to be a fantastic evening.”
On the night, walkers will be given red capes, flashing headgear and glowing accessories to wear along the route
Tŷ Hafan is not part of the health service and in 2011-2102 received just 10% statutory funding towards the £3.5m needed each year to provide its services to life-limited children, young people and their families from across Wales.
To take part in the Midnight Sleep Walk, please visit www.midnightsleepwalk.co.uk or call 02920 532199 for more information.