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Scarlets stars join forces with Welsh charity for festive world record attempt

Scarlets stars got in the festive spirit by flexing their muscles and showing off their pulling power as they attempted to break the world record for “cracker pulling” to help launch a new partnership with Welsh charity Tŷ Hafan.

Looking the part in their festive jumpers, the likes of Leigh Halfpenny, Samson Lee, Ryan Elias and Wyn Jones set their sights on the world record for pulling 20 crackers in the fastest time possible as part of the fun and games at the annual children’s party at Parc y Scarlets.

Pictured are Scarlets players Ryan Elias and Wyn Jones, who completed the cracker challenge in just over 11 seconds, along with representatives of Tŷ Hafan and Scarlets commercial team Garan Evans and James Bibby

The young fans and members of staff from Scarlets and Tŷ Hafan also joined the players in the world record attempt, which is part of the Scarlets link-up with Tŷ Hafan as they try to help the charity raise awareness as well as crucial funds to maintain their incredible services.

Tŷ Hafan is one of the leading paediatric palliative care charities in the UK and offers care to children and support for their families throughout Wales.

They offer comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families in the hospice, in the community and in their home so they can make the most of the time they have left together.

Every year Tŷ Hafan has to raise £4.2 million to provide its free services to families in Wales and the Scarlets are proud to be able to support their efforts.

Scarlets head of commercial James Bibby said: “Tŷ Hafan is a Welsh charity that does such amazing work for children and their families. The Scarlets are proud to pledge our support to help raise awareness and help them towards their fundraising targets.”

As well as the cracker pull, there will also be a special bucket collection at the Scarlets versus Ospreys Boxing Day derby.

Fans can donate a pound for a cracker and get the chance to win a golden ticket and some fabulous prizes courtesy of our Scarlets sponsors and commercial partners.