GHC and H4H’s story
We are Gwent Hockey Club and Hockey For Heroes. Over the Easter weekend, Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April 2020, we will attempt to break the Guiness World Record for the longest continuous hockey match at Cwmbran Stadium.
The current record stands at a little over 56 hours; we are aiming for at least 60 hours! It will be a tough challenge, with 16 players per team, and only a 5 minute break per hour of play. Players will not be able to leave the pitch except during designated break periods for the duration of the event – between 9am Friday and 9pm Sunday we will be eating and sleeping on the edge of the pitch.
It'll be tough, but with your help we can do it.
All the pain will be worth it to support our two charities – Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind, and Help For Heroes via Hockey for Heroes.
Using Hockey as their sport to help, the Hockey for Heroes team work to raise funds for Help for Heroes, with their efforts dating back to 2012 and encompassing a mixture of exceptional physical exertion combined with playing hockey. Help for Heroes has been involved with Sports Recovery since 2008, and in the past year alone have put on 350 events across 50 different sports enabling over 2,100 wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to take part in adaptive sports. The work that Help for Heroes is doing in Sports Recovery is only made possible through donations from supporters. Without you, the varied and essential sports recovery programme wouldn’t exist so thank you.
Help for Heroes raise money to help our injured and fallen Heroes, and run a series of recovery centres across the country. https://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind (first established as Pontypool Mind in 1986) is affiliated to National Mind which is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Mind works nationally to ensure that everyone has access to the mental heath information, support and services that they need. Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind works across Torfaen and more recently Blaenau Gwent to promote and support better mental health and wellbeing, providing services such as drop-in centres, counselling services, support to the homeless and training to promote mental health awareness as well as provide people with the tools to help improve mental health in their community. To find out more please go to https://www.torfaenmind.co.uk/index.php?node=training
Gwent Hockey Club are based at Cwmbran Stadium, and formed from the former Newport HC and Cwmbran HC. Consisting of Senior Mens and Ladies sides as well as an extremely strong Youth section, we are one of the biggest clubs in south-east Wales. https://www.pitchero.com/clubs/gwenthockeyclub
Using Hockey as their sport to help, the Hockey for Heroes team work to raise funds for Help for Heroes, with their efforts dating back to 2012 and encompassing a mixture of exceptional physical exertion combined with playing hockey. The Hockey for Heroes squad comprises a number of Military and Ex-Military personnel who all rally for this same cause. https://hockeyforheroes.co.uk/
Although the fundraising page shows donations as going to Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind, all donations will be split equally with Hockey for Heroes after the completion of the event. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up split donation pages at the moment, however Mind have kindly agreed to take care of the admin to enable us to support both charities.
No expenses for undertaking the event are being deducted from the donations made on this page - 100% of your donation is going to the two named charities.