Ty Hafan

#family friday

pushing forward with shane o'neill

While many of us were enjoying a weekend lie in, personal trainer Shane O’Neill, from Cwmbran, was pushing a 1.4 tonne car a distance of 10k through severe winter weather – all to raise money for Tŷ Hafan.

Car Push

In this week’s Family Friday he describes his unusual challenge and what inspired him to take it on.

On the morning of Saturday, February 29, I pushed a car - a Ford KA, approximately 1.4 tonne - the distance of 10 kilometres.

The challenge took about five and a half hours.

We had all weather (sun, sleet, snow, hail and rain) during the time, but we got there in the end.

I couldn't have done it without my supporters - family, friends and medical support staff of BPC training group.

The biggest hurdle was the incline on the course. We had many potential sites which let us down in the run up to the event and we were left with the Pimlico mile, which has a slight incline.

This took the task of pushing a car from difficult to near impossible!

We had to change the distance of the laps of the course to complete the 10k. Once this was done, we picked up pace and finished strong.

I choose Tŷ Hafan to support because I cannot think of a more deserving organisation.

I first became aware of them when I sponsored Scott Hayden for his year long fundraiser for the charity. Then last year, myself and Jed Davies did a number of fundraising events for the charity (including a 5k tyre flip challenge with the members of our bootcamp Cwmbran Bootcamp.  

What they do for the kids and the families is truly special.

It was a no brainer. 


So far Shane has raised £420 in sponsorship - if you would like to sponsor him, you can find his Go Fund Me page here: