Over 50 staff from DVLA took part in a 9 mile sponsored walk on Saturday to raise money for Tŷ Olwen. The walk saw staff pounding the pavements of Swansea from the DVLA site in Morriston to the Guildhall, walking a collective total of around 500 miles in aid of the local charity.
They were welcomed at the finish line by Swansea’s Lord Mayor Peter Black, as well as DVLA’s very own ‘Tunes for Tŷ Olwen’ choir.
The ramble was arranged by staff to raise money for Tŷ Olwen, the agency’s charity of choice for 2019, along with being part of a programme events to celebrate DVLA’s 50th anniversary.
Lynette Rose, DVLA’s Strategy, Policy and Communications Director, took part in the walk and commented, “I was thrilled to see so many of our staff getting involved to raise money for such a great cause.
“It was a brilliant day and luckily the weather held off for us. The icing on the cake was having the DVLA choir singing for us when we arrived at the Guildhall.
“Well done to everyone involved and a huge thank you to those who have sponsored us, helping to support the work of this fantastic local charity.”
2019 is also a landmark year for Swansea, marking fifty years since it achieved its city status.
Swansea’s Lord Mayor Peter Black said, “We are delighted to have been able to support the DVLA ramblers on their walk in aid of Tŷ Olwen. What makes it even more special is that both the DVLA and the city of Swansea are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. We are thrilled we could celebrate this milestone together.”