Shane Williams and Steve Speirs graced a children's hospice's 25th anniversary golf day celebration last Friday (April 19).

The former Wales rugby international and acclaimed comedian attended Tŷ Hafan’s Charity Golf Day along with golfers from across Wales.

The celebration, sponsored by Mitie, saw 24 teams play 18 holes at Cardiff’s Radyr Golf Club and raised £20,850.

Mr Williams said: “Thank you Tŷ Hafan for making me very welcome and allowing me to be part of this amazing day.

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"With everyone’s hard work and generosity we managed to raise over £20,000 which is incredible.”

James Harper of Principality Building Society, and one of the participants, said: “Tŷ Hafan is Principality Building Society’s official charity partner as voted for by colleagues.

“But you can’t do much more than help a charity that helps families in times of quite dire need.

“So I think the day has been all about bringing more support for Tŷ Hafan and raising awareness and using the power of golf to bring people together, which is exactly what Tŷ Hafan does every day for families that need that help.”

Sorrel Mayo, corporate senior fundraiser, for Tŷ Hafan, said: “This event has grown into a very popular date in the diaries of many of Tŷ Hafan’s corporate supporters and we couldn’t be more grateful for the generosity from all the businesses who took part and, of course, to our headline supporters Mitie, who I am looking forward to working with even more closely over the coming months.

“And we couldn’t be more grateful to Shane for hosting the day, it was a pleasure to work with him, and a big thank you too to Steve Speirs for entertaining everyone and doing a fantastic job with the auction.”

A spokesperson for Mitie said they were honoured to be the headline sponsor for an event in support of Tŷ Hafan’s 25th anniversary golf day.

For those interested in participating in next year’s event, email