Ty Gobaith has celebrated their 10th anniversary this year; to help them mark this huge achievement the Watkin Jones Group adopted them as a ‘Charity of the Year’ for the 2014/2015 financial year. This involved fundraising activities across the offices and sites over the course of the year to try to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity – in addition, our Group Managing Director Mark Watkin Jones agreed to match every penny we raised.
After a fantastic effort, our final total was £6,179.49!!! With Mark’s contribution we were proud to present today our donation to Ty Gobaith for a staggering £12,358.98!! Ty Gobaith are extremely grateful to all the Watkin Jones Group staff who have taken their time to support them, when we met Eluned, a Fundraiser for the charity, she advised;
“DIOLCH YN FAWR / THANK YOU ALL at Watkin Jones Group for your super fundraising endeavour towards our work with life threatened and life limited babies, children, young adults and their families in the hospice and wider community.
I and everyone at Tŷ Gobaith have been overwhelmed by the dedication shown by all at Watkin Jones. It is a tribute to your ongoing support and enthusiasm that such a significant sum has been raised to support our children and families. With your kindness we can build memories and make the most of every moment, as well as provide counselling and bereavement in the community. Approximately one month’s Government funding is received for our services – for the other 11 months of the year we are funded completely by donations and fundraising.
To quote one of our fathers “Tŷ Gobaith was there to support us when our daughter was alive providing much needed respite care.”
Without your help, and everyone else, we simply could not exist. Diolch o galon”
Here are a few pictures from our fundraising activities . . .
Christmas jumper day
Cake bake sale
Duvet day raffle Food hamper raffle