Charity Partners

Ski4All Wales


The Big Cwtch is proud to raise funds for Ski4All Wales, a unique charity enabling adults with physical, visual and neurological disabilities to experience skiing as part of their rehabilitation programme.

A dedicated team of volunteers providing individuals with adaptive ski lessons and the opportunity to learn basic skills on dry ski slopes in South Wales at Pembrey Ski Club. The adaptive ski club members get to experience the thrills, confidence boosting, and exhilaration associated with adaptive skiing, and regular lessons can show dramatic improvement in core stability, coordination and balance and an amazing effect on the patients overall rehabilitation and functional ability.

We are quite simply in awe of the achievements of this awesome local charity…

Through the money and awareness raised from The Big Cwtch Summer Party 2016 Ski4All Wales has gone from strength to strength enabling the group to train several new adaptive instructors, secure advanced BASI Level 2 training for 4 instructors and purchase much needed equipment which means that the club has been able to double its membership and deliver over 750 bespoke one to one skiing sessions in the past year.

They have also been able to develop their annual adaptive ski trip to Verbier in Switzerland with so many extra volunteers. The group has become something to note in the Verbier to do calendar as the members always bring a ray of sunshine to the resort whenever they visit. This years trip was no exception and  Although the charity does not support the trip financially, the skiers are all members of Ski4all Wales.

The work of Ski4All Wales cannot be underestimated providing and promoting access to sport and enabling people who thought they could never experience an adrenaline rush again to find that exhilaration and believe that there really are #nolimits

A poignant quote from one on of the parents of a ski club member really sums it all up. Amazing Mum Val, who’s son acquired his brain injury as a toddler recently messaged the group to say thank you and said that  ‘ski club has made the difference between existing and living’ for her son.

… and this is why we are proud to continue our support of Ski4All Wales as The Big Cwtch Summer Party 2017 Headline Charity





Ty Hafan

The Big Cwtch supports important local charities and individual community projects across Wales and we are proud to announce that for 2017 we will support the work of Cardiff based TY HAFAN.

All the takings and donations raised from The Big Cwtch Car Park will go directly to the charity.

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children and support for their families, throughout Wales.

If you think this means they simply provide a place where children can come to die, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

They offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together. They allow parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries, and  make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten.

Ty Hafan are there for families in Wales for however long they need us – at home, in hospital, at school and in our hospice. Importantly, they are also a family’s safe haven when their child is close to the end of life, providing expert comfort and support in their darkest hours and beyond.

Without the help of your fundraising Tŷ Hafan, simply couldn’t provide the level of support needed to life-limited children and their families in Wales. Help us to help this amazing organisation make a short life a full life.

100% of all car park fees and donations will go directly to TY HAFAN