Construction firm Watkin Jones has named Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice as their Charity of the Year for 2014 – 2015.
Tŷ Gobaith, in Conwy, is the sister hospice of Hope House in Oswestry and this year celebrates their 10th anniversary of caring for life limited and life threatened babies, children, young adults and their families.
Watkin Jones kick started their year of fundraising last week by climbing 3,560ft to the top of Wales’ highest mountain – Snowdon, raising in excess of £6,000. The firm has implemented a calendar of fundraising activities which includes a zip wire across the fastest zip line in the world, a charity football match and an auction of promises.
Amy Pearson, Area Fundraiser for Tŷ Gobaith, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Watkin Jones has chosen to support us as their charity of the year, we rely on the support of businesses and the community to help us provide the vital support needed for our children and their families. We are so pleased to be working with Watkin Jones and would like to thank the staff and management for their support by choosing Tŷ Gobaith”.
Kerry Williams, Communications Manager for Watkin Jones, said: “Community outreach is extremely important to us and we are delighted to announce that we will be partnering up with Tŷ Gobaith for the next twelve months. We’ve worked with Tŷ Gobaith for a number of years and we know how vital their services are to hundreds of families across North Wales. As part of their 10 year celebration they have committed to raising even more funds and we are looking forward to supporting them on their biggest challenge to date”.