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Meet Hafan Cymru’s New Ambassador

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Meet Hafan Cymru’s New Ambassador

Former Wales rugby captain Paul Thorburn is aiming to tackle domestic abuse in his new role as Ambassador of Hafan Cymru.

The legendary goal-kicker said : “I am always keen to help in whatever way I can to improve the lives of people across Wales, particularly those who are vulnerable and have had to overcome some significant challenges.”

The Six Nations is a very exciting time for rugby fans all over Wales and the UK, but for some people suffering from domestic abuse it can be a difficult time as Police have highlighted it as a time when they see a rise in domestic abuse.

Paul said:  “Sadly, we live in an imperfect world and there are people within our society who have suffered at the hands of other people.

One thing that I am always keen to promote is the role that sport has in our society and the positive impact it can have in the community, as sport does, in my opinion bridge many boundaries and barriers and helps bring individuals and communities together.”


Sian Morgan (CEO), Paul Thorburn and John Morgan (Chair)


Hafan Cymru’s Chief Executive Officer Sian Morgan said I am extremely pleased to welcome Paul Thorburn as Hafan Cymru’s first Ambassador.

“I am sure those of us that are old enough will recall the moment back in 1986 when Paul became a national hero after making the longest international place kick, which helped us beat Scotland; as you can imagine we are delighted to have a such a rugby legend working so closely with us.

“Paul believes in our vision and mission and he will play an important role in assisting us to cascade the message of ‘preventing abuse and promoting independence’ across the different regions of Wales.”
Hafan Cymru is a charitable housing association that provides housing and support to women, men, their children and young people across Wales.

Hafan Cymru offers a complete package of support provision to help people with a wide range of needs, often complex or multiple needs – including those who have experienced physical, sexual or psychological abuse; those recovering their mental health; ex-offenders; substance misusers; care leavers.  They primarily work with those escaping domestic abuse, helping them regain their independence.