Thanks to extremely generous supporters like you, our refurbishment has begun. We’ve already seen some changes happening including the installation of new air conditioning units in the children’s bedrooms and work beginning on our family flat.
We wanted to tell you about an exciting area that is part of the refurbishment, which will provide a safe space and give some much needed teenage experiences to our teenagers and young adults.
Today, medical advances and outstanding parental care has meant that many of the children with life-limiting conditions we support are starting to live well into their twenties. We call these young people the Squad and this time of their lives the Transition stage and it’s full of ups and downs; a time of both anxiety and opportunity.
Becoming an adult can be a scary, uncertain time but as a hospice that has grown up with these children; we are still there to support them as they enter their teens and become young adults.
As part of the refurbishment, we want to create a comfortable, engaging Transition Suite in the hospice for them; a space where the Squad can come together, have fun, learn new skills and find support on their path into adulthood.
The new suite will enable The Squad to enjoy experiences like going to the cinema and karaoke. The suite will have three zones, including a kitchenette, a specialised social area and a tech zone. They’ll be able to access peer support and enjoy experiences like any other teenager or young adult can. We want them to be able gain independence by learning new skills. Some of the young people we support have social anxieties and they don’t feel comfortable leaving their house. The Transition Suite will provide a safe space and offer some much needed social opportunities to bring a degree of normality to everyone’s lives.
Please be aware that all donations received from this appeal will go towards our Fit For Future appeal and the associated running costs during our refurbishment/ the current COVID-19 pandemic.
My son Tom and I first visited Tŷ Hafan back in 2003 when he was nine years old. Tom is now 26 (years old) and is doing amazingly considering all he has been through. Tom’s last stay at Tŷ Hafan was on this 19th Birthday, but Tŷ Hafan is still very much an extension of our family and we are now part of The Squad.
We need your donations more than ever but acknowledgements may be delayed
As our head office staff adjust to home working it may take us a little longer to process donation and send out letters of thanks.
As our shops are shut and fundraising events are cancelled, we need your help now more than ever to support children and families who are particularly vulnerable at this time.
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Tŷ Hafan and the children and families we care for rely overwhelmingly upon your support. At this time of crisis your continued support is crucial and as ever, much appreciated. If you would like to make a donation to help us at this time, it will only take a minute but make a world of difference. Please click here to go through to our donation page or to make a donation over the phone, please call 02920 532 255.