Inspired and led by project manager Penny Collins, Handcrafted at Tŷ Hafan gathers donated items and give them a new lease of life, transforming discarded treasures into affordable decorative items or pieces of shabby chic furniture.
This innovative new scheme has not only opened up a new revenue stream for the charity, but is also encouraging engagement with the community and with partner organisations.
By simply going on a fun shopping spree, you could can make a difference to the lives of children and families supported by Tŷ Hafan.
Each woofachief you pick up for your pet pooch could help pay for glitter, paints, card and glue so children can enjoy an arts ‘n’ crafts session at the hospice.
Every time we sell a handpainted chair with vintage fabric seat pads, the money could pay for an hour of emotional support from a family support worker, helping families deal with the daily challenges they face.
And a bespoke coffee table, chest of drawers or cabinet could raise enough for a music therapy session at the hospice, at home or in the community, giving children a chance to express themselves, to relax or make precious memories.
But we couldn’t do all this without our team of volunteer handcrafters, including Tŷ Hafan staff, hospice families, partner organisations, corporate supporters and ambassadors.
“We had a fantastic day. As a bereaved mum, I still feel very much a part of Tŷ Hafan and look forward to the next time in the Handcrafted workshop.”
“We were so happy to be part of it and know we are contributing to Tŷ Hafan and changing children’s and families’ lives. We left feeling creative, inspired and relaxed. It was a great day away from the office and we will be spreading the word to all our friends and colleagues.”
“The two workshop projects that the Prince’s Trust have participated in with Penny have been invaluable. They’ve provided an opportunity to do something positive and meaningful for the local community, but also an opportunity to develop and learn new skills that have helped them realise their potential when crafting.”
“I enjoyed the Crafternoon – it was good to work with other people and do something to contribute to the charity in a different way.”
“It was a relaxing environment to engage with others whilst working on projects that were both fun and beneficial for Tŷ Hafan.”