Tŷ Hafan, the family hospice for young lives, celebrated being awarded a BBC Children in Need grant for £107,238 with a Pudsey Party at its hospice in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Life-limited children and their families, along with staff members, donned their pyjamas for the party, which included face-painting, cake decorating as well as a surprise appearance from Pudsey Bear himself!
The grant will fund the post of a full-time Palliative Care Play Therapist for the next three years. Cath Thompson, Head of Care Services at Tŷ Hafan, highlighted the importance of the role and said: “This new post will provide further opportunities for a child's voice to be heard, and ultimately, will empower the children we support to be involved in decisions that affect them through the medium of play.”
She added: “We are tremendously grateful to BBC Children in Need for awarding the grant as it will make such a difference to the families we support from across Wales.”
Tŷ Hafan, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, has supported more than 600 life-limited children, young people and their families since 1999. The charity takes its support right into the family home and is there to help families through every step of their unimaginable journey.