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22/07/2019

Wales & West Housing Sponsors Wales Tug of War Championship

The top Tug of War teams in Wales weighed in at the seaside town of Aberaeron for the All Wales Championships. The event was brought to the town for the second year running thanks to sponsorship from Wales & West Housing, who provided organisers Aberaeron Town Improvements Committee (TIC) with £3,000 to cover the cost of staging the popular event.

On Saturday July 13, the Square Field, Aberaeron, played host to 48 teams of eight from 16 clubs across Wales competing to become the all-Wales champions.

Julian Driver, Chairman of Aberaeron TIC, said: “The Town Improvement Committee is grateful to Wales & West Housing for its continued support again this year.  All the money we have raised from this year’s championships will go towards funding improvements to public footpath links in and around the town, improving our parks and playing fields and developing a programme of events.

“We are pleased that the Welsh Tug of War Association allowed us to host this fantastic family event in Aberaeron again this year. Tug of War is a great spectator sport and everyone who took part and watched from the side lines had a great time.”

“We are grateful to Wales & West Housing for its continued support again this year. “
Julian Driver, Chairman of Aberaeron TIC

Group Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, Anne Hinchey said: “The members of Aberaeron Town Improvements Committee work hard to organise events such as the All-Wales Tug of War Championships and the annual carnival.

“These events bring the whole community together and raise large amounts of money for local charities and organisations, so we are happy to help support them and make a difference to the community.”
Anne Hinchey, Group Chief Executive, Wales & West Housing. 

Last year Aberaeron TIC organised a commemorative plaque for the former RAF cadets of the town and repaired the original gates and turnstiles on the Square Field to bring them back to their original glory. The previous year the committee raised £47,000 for a new First Responder vehicle and garage for the town.

Alison Stokes

alison.stokes@wwha.co.uk
02920 415368 / 07484 911100
Alison is our PR & Marketing Officer for South & West Wales.

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