AN Ammanford family will be going spooky to raise money for a children’s hospice.

The Tommason-Harries family will be taking on a dark run in Swansea to support Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice.

The family have been supporting the hospice for the last four years, after 11-year-old Fenton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a global development delay and sensory processing disorder.

Mum Thea said that they would not have been able to cope with the challenges Fenton’s conditions mean they have to face daily without support from the hospice.

Thea said: “Tŷ Hafan have been amazing support. We were lucky to have a stay at the hospice before lockdown. We have attended the Carmarthen group and how lovely it is to see the staff and meet other parents and children.

“Lacey loved the crafts and Fenton just loves to see everyone. We have also taken part in Tŷ Hafan’s Kidwelly group. That’s definitely one beautiful venue and we’re looking forward to going again.”

Thea and Fenton will be joined by sister Lacey, 13, on the Tŷ Hafan Swansea Bay Dark Run on Saturday, October 14 and they want as many people as possible to sign up.

Thea said: “We’re really looking forward to getting involved in this new Dark Run fun run – and it’s a great way for people to do something for Hallowe’en and support this amazing Welsh charity at the same time.”

James Davies-Hale, head of fundraising at Tŷ Hafan, said: “Swansea Bay Dark Run is a brilliant new opportunity for family and friends to get dressed up, get together and have a great evening out while you’ll be helping to raise funds to support Tŷ Hafan’s work with children with life-shortening conditions and their families who live in your local area and beyond.

“Plus we are thrilled that Principality Building Society have pledged to match-fund Swansea Bay Run for Tŷ Hafan up to £12,500 which is amazing!”

“Everyone who takes part will get a free large glowstick and a glow in the dark medal. And don’t forget that thanks to our friends at Principality Building Society, whatever you raise will be doubled. What’s not to love about that?”

The 3.5km run starts behind the Civic Centre and will go along the promenade before looping back around through the Cenotaph and past the Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen before returning back to the starting point. To sign up, visit