A BLAENAU-GWENT business which has supplied models to Hollywood director Tim Burton have teamed up with Hospice of the Valleys for their Big Welsh Walk.

Life-Size Models have partnered with the charity to offer a sponsored walk up Pen-y-Fan with a difference.

Greeting walkers at the summit will be a giant set of models celebrating Welsh identity, including a six-foot rugby ball and a dragon.

Amanda Chard, events fundraising manager for Hospice of the Valleys said: “We are really looking forward to this walk with a difference; well it’s not every day you see a giant rugby ball and dragon carried to the top of South Wales highest peak.

“We’ve got the local rugby and sports teams involved and the event is suitable for adults, children, friends, families, colleagues and teams.

“It’s a great way of raising vital funds to help continue the great work of the Hospice in supporting patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness in our local community.”

“We would like take this opportunity to thank everyone who has signed up so far, to our amazing support volunteers and friends and to the businesses and organisations for sponsoring the event – we really couldn’t put on these fantastic events without this support.”

Ben Powell from Lifesize Models said: “Lifesize Models are proud to be involved in and supporting the Hospice of the Valleys in this unique event with some of our models.”

The walk takes place on Saturday, March 2, starting at Pont Ar Daf.

If you would like more information about the Big Welsh Walk and to register, visit the Hospice website, hospiceofthevalleys.org.uk