AS part of its refurbishment appeal ‘help us over the finishing line’ which launched this week, Tŷ Hafan, Wales’ leading children’s charity is asking for support from the public to give children with life-limiting conditions and their families a hospice fit for the future.
In 2020 the charity embarked on an ambitious, but essential, refurbishment project. Through the generous support of the Welsh public and its loyal supporter base, over 80% of the £1 million fundraising target has been raised and a large part of the hospice has been refurbished, including the childrens’ bedrooms, family living room and new therapy room.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of all fundraising events and Tŷ Hafan still needs to raise another £170,000 to make those last essential additions that will enable the hospice to help children and families in Wales for many years to come. Despite Covid-19 and the refurbishment project, the hospice has remained open throughout the last year, helping those families where a need for respite care has been identified.
Tŷ Hafan’s Head of Hospice Services, Beth Morgan, explains:
“Tŷ Hafan opened in 1999 and was the first children’s hospice in Wales. Over 20 years later, having been used 365 days a year and providing care to over 1000 children, the building desperately needed refurbishment.