Halfpenny enjoyed an afternoon with families at Ty Hafan

‘He was fantastic and a brilliant ambassador’ Wales star Leigh Halfpenny delights families at Ty Hafan

The Wales and Lions star took part in summer sport activities with children at the hospice.

He might be best known for kicking more than 400 points for Wales, but Leigh Halfpenny is also handy with a hula hoop.

And the Wales and Lions star knocked down some skittles and got involved in a mini water fight when he met children and their families at the Ty Hafan hospice in Sully, near Cardiff.

An ambassador for the charity, Leigh spent time with all the children and got involved with the sports activities and picked the charity’s summer raffle winners.

The 26-year-old also filmed a short clip wishing Ty Hafan’s Rainbow Runners luck for its colourful fundraising event in Aberdare on Saturday.

One of the families who enjoyed his company was Callum Sainsbury, his mum, Amie, and dad, Paul, from Brynmawr.

Amie said: “Callum wore his Wales top especially and gave him a WRU pin badge as a present.

“Leigh was fantastic with all the families and even spoke to my cousin over the phone to wish her a happy birthday and signed a card for her, which she was delighted with!”

Three-year-old Callum suffers from Ohtahara syndrome – a rare epilepsy condition – and was referred to Ty Hafan in 2013.

Amie added: “Leigh is a brilliant ambassador for Ty Hafan and it meant so much that we were able to meet him. He is such an amazing person and his girlfriend was really nice as well. Their visit really made everyone’s day.”

Leigh Halfpenny has been an ambassador for Ty Hafan since November 2013 and supports the charity’s work, including organising a charity raffle – giving fans the chance to win some of his rugby items – on his website www.leighhalfpenny.com

Ty Hafan cares for and supports life-limited children and their families and celebrated its 15th birthday last year.

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