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celebrating 18 years of being there 

Enchanted Garden Ball

It’s hosted a Nato Summit and celebrity golf tournaments - and now the Celtic Manor is being transformed into an Enchanted Garden.

The five-star resort, which has hosted celebrities from footballer Gareth Bale to President Barack Obama, is helping children’s hospice Tŷ Hafan celebrate 18 years of being there for life-limited children and their families across Wales with a magical black tie ball. 

The Enchanted Garden Ball on Friday 17 November, sponsored by IT company Nuvias, aims to raise more than £30,000 in much-needed funds for the hospice through ticket sales, a raffle and auction.

Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, gourmet dining experience and top class entertainment, before bidding for fantastic auction prizes, from an overnight stay at both the Hardwick in Abergavenny and Court Colman Manor in Bridgend to a flying experience with rugby star Ian Gough as the pilot!

Those lucky enough to have a ticket for the event will also receive an exclusive gift bag.

Money raised during the evening will help the charity support children like five-year-old Kayden Griffiths from Merthyr Tydfil, who has a life-limiting condition and needs 24-hour care.

His mum Lisa said: “The doctors told me after his second birthday he wouldn’t be here now.

“But look at him – he’s cheeky, he’s so intelligent it shocks you and he’s determined. No matter what life throws at him he just gets on with it. It doesn’t faze him. He’s a miracle. So we don’t look into the future, we take it one day at a time.

“All the staff are fabulous. I know I’m safe to leave Kayden with them and I can put my faith in them.

“And Kayden’s happy there, he loves playtime and meeting new people. He clicked with one little boy and that made my day – I was crying because he played football with him; he can’t even walk but he was on the floor kicking the football and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was absolutely amazing – he didn’t even want to come home.

“I’d tell someone going through the same thing not to be afraid to ask for help. I was and that’s why it got so bad, because I wasn’t coping. But you have to be open to anything they offer you because Tŷ Hafan is amazing.”

Tickets are still available for the event, priced £65 for a single ticket or £600 for a table of 10. For a booking form please email events@tyhafan.org or visit www.tyhafan.org/ball