News and Events

Date of Event : 28.03.10

Walk for Life

Sunday 30th April 2017 - Walk for Life 2017

Tredegar Town Council will be taking part in this Charity walk and again this year it will be at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. Registration will start at 2pm in the gazebo by the Visitor Centre with the walk scheduled to start at 2.30pm.If you wish to register your interest in participating in this year's event or request a sponsor form please contact our office, Tel: 01495 722352 or email: tredegartc@btconnect.com.  Registration for this event is also available online at Kidney Cymru.

Sunday 8th May 2016 - Walk for Life 2016

Tredegar Town Council will once again be taking part in this Charity walk and this year it will be at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. Registration will start at 2pm in the gazebo by the Visitor Centre with the walk scheduled to start at 2.30pm.If you wish to register your interest in participating in this year's event or request a sponsor form please contact our office, Tel: 01495 722352/email: tredegartc@btconnect.com.

Sunday 3rd May 2015 - TREDEGAR WALKS FOR LIFE

This year sees the 25th annual Walk for Life held in Tredegar. Over that time it has covered most of the town and certainly both of its parks and several of its woodlands. This year the Walk will be held at Parc Bryn Bach on Sunday 3rd May at 3.00 pm.
The Walk for Life is a series of sponsored walks held at locations throughout Wales. Many different organisations and families who have been affected by kidney disease organise the Walks, gathering together colleagues, friends and family to participate to raise vital funds and awareness for kidney patient care and well-being.
One such patient joining the walk is Elaine Holbrook from Ebbw Vale. Elaine found herself desperately ill in 2012 and started dialysis after a 10 week stay in hospital.. Doctors put Elaine on the live transplant list in February 2014 and miraculously a donor was found within weeks and she received her transplant in March 2014.
A kidney transplant operation is still a major operation and runs the risk of rejection but thankfully all went well thanks to the excellent team at the University Hospital Wales in Cardiff. Elaine added, 'I know how lucky I was and I owe so much to so many, my family, the staff in Cardiff but most of all to the brave family who thought about someone else in their darkest hour. Going on the Walk for Life is just a small payback to the wonderful doctors and donors who gave me my life back.'
Urging support for the walk, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Geraint Meredith added, 'it is important to raise awareness of transplantation issues as none of us know when our family or friends may need it. Please come along and support this cause.'
Tredegar Town Council welcomes you to join us at Parc Bryn Bach. For your sponsor form call Christine or Annette on 01495 722352 or call into Bedwellty House for one. Free T-Shirts for all walkers.

Sunday 27th April 2014 - Walk For Life 2014

Again this year Tredegar Town Council will be showing its support to Kidney Wales Foundation by holding the annual Walk for Life fundraising event. The event will take place at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar with the registration starting at 11.30am by the Visitor Centre with the walk starting at 12 noon. Sponsorship forms and further information is available from the Town Council offices Tel: 01495 722352 or sponsor forms can be collected from Jan's, Commercial Street, Tredegar. A t-shirt and certificate will be presented to participants on the day.

Walk for Life, Sunday 24th March 2013 - Rescheduled (due to weather conditions) to SUNDAY 14th APRIL 2013

It's nearly Spring so it must be time for the Walk for Life again! Each year Tredegar Town Council organises and supports the Kidney Wales Foundations Walk for Life. These Walks raise vital funds and awareness for those affected by Kidney Disease.

Once again this year the Walk will take place around Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar, beginning at the Visitor Centre at 2.30pm on Sunday 24th March 2013.

T-shirts will be available for all those taking part in the Walk and there will be a thank you certificate which will be presented by the incoming Mayor Councillor Tom Smith.

Sponsor forms are available from Tredegar Town Council at Bedwellty House, Bedwellty Park, Morgan Street, Tredegar NP22 3XN. Please call 01495 722352 or e-mail and we will send some to you.  Your local Tredegar Town Councillor or Tredegar Member of the Borough Council will also be able to organise forms for you.

As well as supporting families affected by kidney disease, money raised from the walks will fund and train key staff at the Children's Kidney Centre. It will help the charity invest in life saving equipment and patient care as well as fund ground breaking research into kidney disease and support organ donation.

Tredegar Town Council is honoured to support the Kidney Wales Foundation again this year - you don't have to be from Tredegar to join in! If you don't have a Walk for Life in your area please come and join ours! Everyone is welcome to help raise funds for this truly worthwhile charity!

For further information or for your sponsor form, please contact Christine Keane, Town Clerk at Tredegar Town Council (details above).

However you get in touch - phone, mail, e-mail,web or in person - please get in touch and help us support the Walk for Life in Tredegar 2013!

Walk for Life 2013 photos

Sunday 25th March 2012 - Kidney Wales Foundation Walk for Life

Once again Tredegar Town Council will be showing its support to the Kidney Wales Foundation by holding the Walk for Life at Parc Bryn Bach on Sunday 25th March 2012 - starts at 2.30pm from the Visitor Centre. Sponsor forms will be available - in advance of the Walk - from the Town Council Offices in Bedwellty House, Tredegar. Please Tel: 01495 722352 for further details and to register interest in taking part in the walk.

Sunday 27th March 2011

Once again this year Tredegar Town Council will be showing its support for the Kidney Wales Foundation sponsored Walk for Life. The event starts at 2pm Parc Bryn Bach and sponsor forms are available from Tredegar Town Council Offices at the Library, The Circle, Tredegar.

A write up on the 2011 event can be found on the Fundraising Events page.

Sunday 28th March 2010

This sponsor walk is in aid of the Kidney Wales Foundation and will take place at Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar. Registration starts at 2.30pm outside the Visitor Centre with soft drinks being available after the walk. Sponsor forms are available from Tredegar Town Council Offices at the Library, Tredegar Tel: 01495 722352.
A write up on the 2010 event can be found on the Fundraising Events page.