Alice in Wonderland Fun Day raises thousands for Ty Hafan
Updated 10:13am Wednesday 9th July 2014 in Penarth news
TY HAFAN'S Alice in Wonderland-themed family fun day raised almost £8,000 for the family hospice for young lives.
The theme, chosen to represent the first event held at TY Hafan when it opened in 1999, included a whole host of attractions including a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a wishing tree and a rabbit hole.
More than 2,500 visitors flocked to the fun day at the hospice in Sully, including families supported by Ty Hafan, with some dressed in Alice in Wonderland costumes.
The event, kindly supported by Dow Corning, offered something for everyone, from craft stalls and crazy golf to giant chess and fairground rides.
Not forgetting performances from the Rock Choir, fantastic animal displays as well as special visits from Alice in Wonderland characters.
Visitors also enjoyed being shown around the hospice by members of the care services team to see the incredible facilities on offer for life-limited children, young people and their families.
Emily Fradd, of Ty Hafan, said: “We are so pleased so many visitors enjoyed our Family Fun Day. The Alice in Wonderland theme was really popular and it was a wonderful way to mark our 15 year anniversary.
“The event is a great way for us to say thank you to the public for their continued support as well as keeping them informed about our new facilities, like our hydrotherapy pool and new adventure playground. I would like to say thank you to Dow Corning for sponsoring the event, our volunteers for all their hard work and to everyone who made the event possible.”
Ty Hafan needs to raise £3.7m each year to provide its services to life-limited children, young people and their families from across Wales.
To find out how to support Ty Hafan, please visit www.tyhafan.org