Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospice has been shortlisted in the prestigious 2023 Cardiff Life Awards.

The hospice is a Finalist in the Charity Category of the awards alongside eight other charities based in Wales. 

It is the third year running that Tŷ Hafan has been shortlisted for this award having won the category outright in 2021. The winners will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Cardiff City Hall on February 23.

Maria Timon Samra, Chief Executive of Tŷ Hafan, said: “I am delighted that Tŷ Hafan has been shortlisted in the charity category of the Cardiff Life Awards for the third year in a row.

“The aftershock of the pandemic, fast followed by the cost of living crisis, has intensified the pressures on everyone, especially those of us in the charity sector, many whom, like us, rely almost entirely on the generosity of the public to fund the free services we provide.

“To be shortlisted for one of these prestigious awards is a testament to the immense courage, hard work and resilience of the entire Tŷ Hafan community, including all of our dedicated staff, our fantastic volunteers, our generous funders and donors, our ambassadors, our trustees, and, of course, the incredible, inspiring children with life-shortening conditions, and their families, whom we are privileged to support.

“I am sure that I can speak for all when I extend a big ‘thank you’ to those who nominated us and the judges at the Cardiff Life Awards for affording us this much appreciated recognition. Congratulations also to our very deserving fellow finalists. We are very much looking forward to February 23 when the winners will be announced.”

Tŷ Hafan’s fellow Cardiff Life Awards charity category finalists are:

Bigmoose, a charity and not-for-profit coffee shop focusing on mental health and homelessness.

Boomerang Cardiff which supports people who are experiencing hard times to get back on their feet quickly.

BulliesOut which provides help, training, support and information to individuals, schools, youth and community settings affected by bullying

City Hospice – Cardiff’s local adult hospice, providing medical, nursing and palliative care to patients and supporting their families.

Dreams & Wishes – a 100% volunteer-based children’s charity dedicated to fulfilling the dreams and wishes of seriously ill children and their families.

Hijinx Theatre, one of Europe’s leading inclusive theatre companies, creating outstanding performances with learning disabled and/or autistic artists on stage and on screen, for Wales and for the world.

Oasis Cardiff which provides a warm Welsh welcome for refugees and asylum seekers.

Tenovus Cancer Care which brings treatment, emotional support and practical advice to people with cancer in the heart of the community.

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