Our local Rotarians hear about Ty Gobaith (Hope House)

It was most interesting to hear that on 29th January twelve Rotarians met at the Cae Mor Hotel and heard fundraiser, Beverley Bradley talk about the work of Ty Gobaith (Hope House), situated in the Conwy Valley.

 

 

The first Hope House is a children’s hospice in Shropshire which was opened in 1995 and Ty Gobaith was opened as its sister hospice in 2004 and has since then, been the children’s hospice for North Wales

 

 

Rotarians heard that Ty Gobaith is a happy place devoted to helping children with limited life expectancy to make the most of life.The bedrock of the work of the hospice is to provide respite care for children and young adults.  A typical child may visit 4 or 5 times a year for an average of 7 years, although this varies hugely. The returnees see it as a holiday and it is also a lifesaver for parents who are often juggling two jobs and care for other children along with their responsibility for the child who is sick.

 

 

Ms. Bradley also explained that over the years, the hospice has developed other services, such as outreach nurses visiting children, entertainment that includes siblings and there is always space for parents to grieve with their child  in privacy as their life ends or has ended.

 

 

The Rotary Club of Llandudno expressed its continued support by presenting Beverley with a cheque for £500 towards the work of this wonderful organization.

 

 

If you are interested in knowing more about Llandudno Rotary Club here is the link to their website.

https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1111

 

To find out more about Ty Gobaith, their upcoming fundraising events and how to donate please go to.

www.hopehouse.org.uk

 

The Ty Gobaith fundraising events are varied and all over Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales. For example on 17th February there is the Village Bakery Half marathon, on 3rd March the Llangollen Canal Walk and we particularly like the sound of the “Eat Cake” week 8th April 2019.