three women drink tea
Credit: Tŷ Hafan

The head of fundraising at Tŷ Hafan Children‘s Hospice is encouraging Cwmbran Life readers to hold a tea party to raise money for the charity.

Rachel Ritter  wrote:

I am writing to you today to invite your readers to put the kettle on – and hold their very own fundraising tea party for Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice to mark our charity’s first 25 years in operation. 

Every year Tŷ Hafan provides vital care and support for more than 350 children with life-shortening conditions and their families in our hospice in Sully and in homes and communities across Wales.  

Currently this costs £5.6m per year with only 12% coming from statutory sources and, unfortunately, our running costs are only continuing to go up. Without the amazing kindness, enterprise and generosity of the Welsh public we simply would not be able to do what we do. 

Readers are invited to hold their Tea for Tŷ Hafan fundraising parties at any time throughout the month of May and they can be anything from lavish to low-key – whatever suits personal preferences. Any amount your readers can raise – no matter how big or small – will go straight towards supporting children with life-shortening conditions. 

Readers can hold their Tea for Tŷ Hafan parties wherever works for them, with some options being at home, in the garden, in the street, in a local hall, school, college or university or places of work. 

To sign up email [email protected] or call 02920 532 255 and we’ll send readers their very own tea party pack in the post with lots of Tŷ Hafan goodies for all the enjoy. Plus our Supporter Care Team will be there every step of the way to help readers with fundraising tips, publicity materials, Gift Aid and more. 

So whatever else your readers may have planned throughout the month of May, may I invite as many of them as possible to get a brew on and celebrate with some Tea for Tŷ Hafan and help some of the most vulnerable children in Wales in the process. 

Thank you for your support. 

Yours faithfully 

Rachel Ritter