Margam Country Park Fun Run & Picnic

  • Margam Country Park Fun Run & Picnic

    We would love to invite you to join us on our 5k/10k Fun Run & Picnic on Saturday July 14th at the picturesque Margam Country Park.

    Fun Run/Walk Details

    Start and finish: In front of the Castle at Margam Country Park, Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ

    Registration Opens at: 10.30am

    Warm up: 11.15am   5k/10k Fun Run/Walk: 11.30am

    Picnic afterwards – please bring your own picnic/rugs/sun umbrellas/rain umbrellas/pop up pergolas/bunting

    Who can take part?

    Every one of any age and any ability. Run/jog or walk on your own, with your family and friends, with your exercise class, with your work colleagues, the choice is yours… and there will be plenty of new friends to be made on route! If you want to just come along and spectate that’s great too.


    Registration & Sponsor Pack £10 (adults)

    £5 (Children under 16)

    This covers entry and car parking at Margam Park. (We have to pay Margam Park £3 per person to use the park) your fundraising pack and a special commemorative T shirt. Only Fun Run participants need to pay the registration fee. Spectators and family supporters are free.

     Volunteer marshals

    If you don’t want to walk we would love you to help us by volunteering as a marshal along the route or on the registration desk at the start/finish and support our lovely runners/joggers/walkers on their journey. If you would like to volunteer as a marshal please contact  Debbie on or call the office on 01639 820026

    The route

    We will be running/jogging/walking 5k or 10k around Margam Park starting and finishing in front of Margam Castle You can challenge yourself to do 5k or 10k or simply do as much as you can.

    Why take part?

    The Foundation largely relies on the support of our wonderful community who fundraise for us and who take part in our events, in order to meet the running costs we need each year to carry out our work. By taking part you will be helping us:

    • To celebrate Paul Ridd’s birthday with a special day bringing together as many people as possible.
    • To raise awareness of the Paul Ridd Foundation and the work we do.
    • To raise sponsorship money, you will help us to help people with a learning disability across Wales to access equal healthcare.

    When Paul died in January 2009 there was little understanding of his needs. Staff saw his disability not our wonderful brother Paul. There were no Learning Disability Care bundles, no LD Logo, no LD liaison nurses or LD Champions and very little training on treating patients with learning disabilities. Since 2009 we have worked with all Welsh Health boards, Mencap, Welsh Assembly government, carer groups, primary and secondary health staff, people with LD and their families to make changes and work towards equal health care for everyone.

    We have recently provided Learning Disability Logo packs for every hospital ward and department in Wales. We support Learning Disability Champion training and provided information packs for all hospital staff who want to become Learning Disability Champions. We also want to provide a Learning Disability Hub which will provide support and online training for all staff, families and carers of people with learning disabilities.

    During our Fun Run & Picnic Day we want to raise awareness on the work of the Foundation. We want this to be a fun day. If you would like to be join us register now.


    There is no minimum amount of sponsorship. Every pound you raise helps us with our work. The more you can raise the more people we can reach.

    We would like to see a time when every hospital in Wales and in the UK has the tools, training and support they need to provide equal healthcare for all patients with learning disabilities. .

     Set up a Just Giving Page

    To help you with your fundraising it’s quick and easy to set up a Fundraising Page for your Fun Run. Just visit and follow the steps.

    Dress Code: Fancy Dress or Paul Ridd Foundation T-shirts

    Please feel free to dress up in bright colours or fancy dress or special commemorative Paul Ridd Foundation T-shirts are available. Please order your size on the registration form attached. Last order date to order T- shirts is Friday 22nd June 2018.  Your t-shirt will be available for collection from our at Unit 19 Mardon Park, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot SA12 7AX between 9:00 to 17:00 between Monday 9th to Thursday 12th July 2018, or collect on the day at event registration at Margam Park.

    How to Register

    To sign up as an individual or as part of a group of family members, friends, work colleagues, exercise class: each person needs to complete a registration form and return with a cheque for £10 per adult or £5 per child under 16 (made payable to “Paul Ridd Foundation”) to our office Paul Ridd Foundation, First Floor, Unit 19 Mardon Park, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot SA12 7AX or email the completed registration form back to us at and BACs your payment to our account. Account number 35670037, Sort Code 54-30-16. Remember to quote your full name as a reference and tick the correct payment box on the registration form.

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