Ty Hafan Children's Hospice
For the first time, our Band has decided to adopt a Charity of the Year, each year. This year our members voted unanimously to fund raise of behalf of Ty Hafan Children's Hospice.
We will be doing our fundraising by playing locally and bringing along some helpers with collecting tins.
We have set up a fund raising page through Just Giving and if you would like to help us by making a donation just click here to go to the page.
Tŷ Hafan is a Welsh registered charity that provides holistic palliative care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families from throughout Wales. A wide range of care and support is offered at the hospice, based in the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales, in the community, at hospital or in schools.
On 14 October 2014, the Welsh charity hosted its first Research and Innovation Conference, in partnership with Cardiff University, at The Vale Resort. The event provided a showcase for the research and innovation projects of healthcare professionals and academics working in paediatric palliative care.
In 1988 Suzanne Goodall, a newly retired occupational therapist from Beddau in south Wales, felt compelled to bring a children's hospice to Wales and registered Tŷ Hafan as a charity in 1990. In 1993, the site for the hospice building was acquired from Llandough NHS Hospital. The next few years saw huge support from the likes of the South Wales Echo, who launched an appeal, and Diana, Princess of Wales, who became the first patron of the Welsh charity.
In 1995, on request from Princess Diana, Luciano Pavarotti performed a concert in Cardiff Castle to raise money for the charity. The building of the hospice started in 1996, and the completed building was handed over to Tŷ Hafan for fitting and equipping in 1997. After much hard work and with the kindness and generosity of the public, Tŷ Hafan opened its doors for the first time in 1999.
Beautiful Lives, a four-part BBC One documentary series aired in 2011, followed the lives of the children, families and staff of Tŷ Hafan.A follow-up episode focusing on Catherine and Kirsty, teenage twins who use Tŷ Hafan's services, aired in 2012.