It was smiles all round when Tŷ Hafan Ambassador Leigh Halfpenny officially opened the charity’s new state-of-the art hydrotherapy pool.
The facility provides life-limited children, young people and their families with a fantastic environment for therapy, communication, socialisation and play. It is fully equipped with disco and sensory lights as well as speakers for music, and also includes hoists to help children enter and exit the pool.
The rugby star was thrilled to cut the ribbon in front of families and staff members who couldn’t wait to use the facility.
Jayne Saunders, Director of Care at Tŷ Hafan, said: “We are delighted that Leigh took the time to officially open our new hydrotherapy pool and it was wonderful for our supporters to see how their donations have made such a difference to the families we support.”
For many families, it will be the first time they will be able to enjoy being in a pool together as the facility provides a safe and comfortable environment for children and young people with complex medical needs.
Mrs Saunders added: “The new hydrotherapy pool is a fantastic example of Tŷ Hafan leading the way in children’s palliative care. Many of the children we support are wheelchair users and have severe mobility issues. Giving them the opportunity to experience buoyancy and freedom of movement will be a truly exhilarating and encouraging experience and we are so grateful to our supporters for making it happen.”
Tŷ Hafan is incredibly grateful to the many groups, businesses and supporters that have contributed towards the £400,000 cost of the hydrotherapy pool.
Tŷ Hafan is a professional provider of specialist palliative care services for children, young people and their families from across Wales. The charity needs financial assistance more than ever before as it supports an increasing number of children and young people with a complex range of needs.