In recognition of their fabulous fundraising efforts, 25 Girl Guides from Girlguiding Cardiff and East Glamorgan were last week invited to Tŷ Hafan for a special presentation event.
The girls gathered at the Sully based hospice last Thursday 5th July and Tŷ Hafan’s Director of Income Generation, Claire Cooper, presented them with a special handcrafted, inscribed apple that will now hang on the charity’s gift tree – a special commemorative sculpture located at the hospice that honours donors who have raised more than £10,000.
Last year Tŷ Hafan held a hugely successful fundraising campaign - Snowdogs:Tails in Wales. Girlguiding Cardiff and East Glamorgan took part in the learning programme which was an integral part of the campaign and which was open to schools, education and training providers and community groups across South Wales. Girlguiding Cardiff and East Glamorgan developed a special Snowdogs Challenge Badge which called for the girls to complete five challenges, one of them involving fundraising. Exceeding all expectations, 2000 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Leaders earned the badge, and managed to raise well over £11,000 for Tŷ Hafan.
Siobhan Saunders, Leader of the 94th Penarth Guides, and District Commissioner for Girlguiding Penarth said: “Tonight was the conclusion of the past 18 months, taking part in Snowdogs: Tails in Wales. I’m so proud of our three Girlguiding Snowpups and the girls taking the time to design and paint them. The Challenge badge to raise in excess of £11,000 has exceeded all our expectations.
And Claire Cooper added: “We are hugely grateful to the Guides who raised a fantastic amount of money for us. Thanks to their fundraising and support, we can continue to offer care and comfort to children with life-limiting conditions and their families, helping them to make the most of the time they have together”.