WRU set for charity shop challenge

By Rhyd Cole | 06/06/2013

The WRU will be swapping rugby for retail when they take over Tŷ Hafan’s shop in Bridgend today. 

A selection of WRU merchandise will be on sale, as well as raffle tickets and other exciting events.

Matt Williams, Tŷ Hafan’s Retail General Manager, said: “We are incredibly grateful to staff at the WRU for taking time out of their busy schedule to support Tŷ Hafan at the charity shop challenge. Their involvement will create a real sense of excitement amongst the public and I’m sure the teams will do a great job in helping to raise vital funds and awareness on the day.”

Craig Maxwell, WRU head of sales and marketing, said: “We’ve borrowed the idea from the popular TV show The Apprentice and are asking our marketing staff to support Tŷ Hafan.

“It’s part of a team bonding exercise for our staff, but obviously has a serious side to it in the sense that the staff will be having direct contact with customers and, hopefully, raising some money for a valuable cause.

“We will be supplying some extra stock to the store to help them on their way, so if there are rugby fans out there who wish to pick up a bargain the should get down to the store today."

The team has also been tasked with selling Tŷ Hafan Crackerjackpot lottery tickets, creating the best window display and signing shoppers up to the gift aid scheme.

Income from all 23 of Tŷ Hafan’s shops make a valuable contribution towards  providing comfort, care and specialist support to hundreds of  life-limited children, young people and their families from across Wales.

If your company is interested in corporate volunteering opportunities or to find out more about Tŷ Hafan contact 02920 532 199 or visit www.tyhafan.org

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