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Young people can change young lives

We can help you find some perfect fundraisers and provide you with lots of expert advice and great fundraising resources.

Every year, hundreds of toddlers, children, young people, teachers, group leaders raise thousands of pounds to help fund our life-changing services.

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Supporting you all the way

Whether you’re a young person fundraising by yourself, a teacher at a school or a leader of a group for young people, our expert Fundraising team are here to support you.

They can answer all your questions, provide you with a boost when you need it, and simply make fundraising for Tŷ Hafan a whole lot easier.

Contact them on supportercare@tyhafan.org or call 029 2053 2199. They’d love to hear from you.

The ways schools and young people can support us

Charity of the year

Choose Tŷ Hafan as your charity partner and we’ll work closely with you to create a fantastic fundraising strategy and action plan that makes sure everyone has a great time and you raise lots of money.

Organise your own event

From a talent show to a school fête, to a sponsored walk. Let your imagination run wild. You can pretty much organise any type of event you want to raise vital funds for Tŷ Hafan’s services.

Tŷ Hafan challenge or event

Throughout the year, we organise a wide range of challenges and events that are suitable for older children and young people to take part in.

Make us part of your schoolwork

Learning about Tŷ Hafan’s work and fundraising to support our services is something that can be incorporated into many school subjects and courses, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate Programme. Find out more in our schools’ pack.

Duke of Edinburgh Award  

At Tŷ Hafan, we offer rewarding volunteer opportunities and lots of support to 14 to 24-year-olds doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Volunteering for us can help young people develop new skills and achieve their personal goals.

Enterprise Week

As part of your school’s or college’s Enterprise Week, why not challenge students to create and sell a product for Tŷ Hafan? This offers young people a great opportunity to develop their business skills and change lives too.

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Fundraising resources

We’ve created a superb fundraising to help children and young people support Tŷ Hafan in a range of fun and rewarding ways.  

On top of this, we’ve got sponsor forms, posters, stickers, balloons and other publicity materials you can get your hands on for free. They’re perfect for getting any fundraiser noticed and making it a huge success.

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Fundraising through JustGiving

Setting up an online fundraising page through JustGiving is a fantastic way to raise awareness of your personal fundraising exploits or those being carried out by your school or group.

Importantly, your page also gives people a really easy way to donate money and support your efforts. So, come on. Don’t be shy. Set up a page and spread the word. You’ve got a fundraising target to smash!

How to maximise your fundraising

At Tŷ Hafan, we’ve learnt over the years about what helps to make a fundraiser a big success.

This expert knowledge is something we want all our fundraisers to benefit from. So, we’ve put together our top five essential tips for maximising your fundraising.

  1. Use social media, such as Facebook, to spread the word about your fundraising.
  2. Set up an online giving page that makes it easy for people to support you.
  3. Grab some Tŷ Hafan publicity materials and use them at your events.
  4. Speak to local media outlets and tell them about your fundraising.
  5. Ask local businesses to match your fundraising total or sponsor an event.

Looking for more expert fundraising advice? You’ve come to the right place. Download our fundraising guide and schools’ pack. They feature even more top tips and lots of fundraising ideas.

How we’ll put your amazing fundraising to work

If you do decide to make a donation, this is how we may use your generosity to change lives.

£50

could pay for an hour of music therapy
giving children the chance to make lasting memories together.

£250

could pay for five hours of music therapy for a child in their own home.

£1000

could pay for all the medical supplies used at the hospice for a month.

Some of our favourite fundraisers for schools and young

Children under 5

  • Sell unwanted toys
  • Bike or trike ride
  • Treasure hunt
  • Sponsored silence
  • Teddy bears picnic

Children aged 5–16

  • Dress down day
  • Sponsored sports day
  • School fête
  • Bake sale
  • Car wash

Young people aged 16+

  • Gaming marathon
  • Fancy dress party
  • Battle of the bands event
  • Quiz evening
  • Head or beard shave

Here to help

To find out more about Tŷ Hafan’s work and how you could make a by becoming a major donor, please contact Rachel Ritter, our Head of Major Gifts and Partnerships, rachel.ritter@tyhafan.org or 029 20532 191.

Reach for that amazing fundraising target

£4,500

could pay for a specialist hoist.

£7,000

could give a family five days of short break care
at our hospice, helping mum and dad
to get some much-needed rest.

£10,000

could provide 24-hour nursing care for a
child for a week, giving parents precious
time off from being a carer.

Tell us about your school fundraising

    Your details

    First name
    Last name
    Your school / college / university / club / group
    Email address
    Phone number
    Select what you intend to do

    Your event

    If you’re intending to organise or take part in an event, please state:
    Your event's name
    Date of your event
    How much are you aiming to raise?
    Why are you raising money for Tŷ Hafan?