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Grand Week in Wales

About a Grand Week in Wales

Our Grand Week in Wales is an event to help key charities that support the most vulnerable in our communities across Wales and to bring people together through fundraising events, to combat isolation and spread positivity in a time when we need it most.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 The name given is in recognition of Wales’ 1,000-mile circumference, and the event delivers a variety of community challenges based around the theme of 1000, all in the lead up to St David’s Day 2022 (Monday 1st March).

🏆 We are encouraging everyone, of all ages and abilities, to join in our grand Welsh activities throughout the month of February. We have set a number of challenges based around the number 1000 that you can participate in, at home, school, or on your daily exercise routine, all with COVID safety and regulations in mind. We also welcome you to come up with your own challenges on this theme to help our community and fundraise.

🏃‍♀️ The main feature of a Grand Week in Wales campaign is to virtually travel the 1000-mile Welsh circumference, launching from the home of Nanny Biscuit, at the start of Wales’ Coastal Path in Deeside.

🏞 We hope all of you can partake in a virtual relay simulating travelling around the circumference of Wales using any means available. You can run, walk, cycle, row at home on a treadmill or exercise machine, or as part of your daily outdoor exercise. #GrandWelshRelay

🏅 With a celebrity start, the first mile will be run by Great Britain’s Para Olympic Bronze medal winner in 2012 and Welsh athlete Beverly Jones.

Other activities you can get involved with as part of a Grand Week in Wales are:

📮 1000 letters and St David’s Day cards between old and young #GrandWelshLetters

🌼 1000 art Daffodils in partnership with Marie Curie #GrandWelshArt

🎵 1000 musical performances in partnership with YAB Hub, Wrexham #GrandWelshMusic

🖼️ 1000 Welsh themed photos #GrandWelshPhotography

👨‍🍳 1000 Welsh Cakes #GrandWelshCakes

🥘 1000 meals for our homeless in partnership with Fare Share #GrandWelshFeed

👴 1000 meals for our elderly and vulnerable in partnership with Newydd Catering & Cleaning #GrandWelshFeed

♻️ 1000 bags of plastic recycled by litter picking in association with Green Paw Project & One Global Ocean #GrandWelshPick

💕 1000 acts of kindness from the community #GrandWelshKindness

🙏🏻 We also welcome you to come up with your own challenges on this theme to help our community and fundraise.

All monies raised for A Grand Week in Wales are distributed in the following way;

20% to Nanny Biscuit to combat food poverty, isolation and loneliness, with the remainder evenly distributed between our brilliant national partner organisations;

Find out more information about our Grand Week in Wales event beneficiaries and Where your money goes

Grand Challenges

Grand Welsh Cakes

925/1000 Welsh cakes enjoyed


Grand Welsh Pick

195/1000 bags of litter / plastic picked


Grand Welsh Music

0/1000 musical performances


Grand Welsh Art

15/1000 artistic daffodils


Grand Welsh Letters

588/1000 letters / cards sent


Grand Welsh Dig

250/1000 daffodils planted


Grand Welsh Kindness

1/1000 acts of kindness


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Make a Donation

By donating to A Grand Week in Wales you will help Nanny Biscuit and our partner organisations to continue to reach those who need us most.

Event Sponsors

We would like to thank our Grand Week in Wales event sponsors for their generous funding and support

Official Partners

We’re very grateful to the amazing brands and organisations that are helping deliver this national event