Sully Friends of Ty Hafan recently celebrated 25 years of fundraising for the children’s hospice near Sully. To mark the occasion a Charity Ball was arranged, by the friend’s group, at the Ricoh Suite in Cardiff City Stadium.
Over 300 people attended this glittering event on a warm July evening. Bow ties and posh frocks were the order of the evening and the guests were entertained by The Madassa Soul Band. An excellent dinner was served to the guests following which HTV weather presenter Ruth Wignall encouraged guests to be generous in their bids for a wide range of first-class auctions items donated by local businesses and individuals. The guests rose to the occasion and thousands of pounds were raised. Also, a raffle was held, with more prizes generously donated, raising yet more money towards hospice funds. A cheque for £5K, raised earlier in the year, was presented to Tracey Jones of Ty Hafan.
It was in 1995 that Suzanne Goodall, the founder of Ty Hafan, came to speak to a group of women in Sully to tell them about her dream of setting up a children’s hospice on land at the Old Sully Hospital, and the need to raise a million pounds to build it. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the project inspired the group to get their partners and friends on board and Sully Friends of Ty Hafan was founded. Starting with a sponsored 3 Peaks Challenge, since then the group has continued to organise many annual events such as quiz nights, Christmas Fairs, Summer Parties and much more.
The recent Charity Ball raised £12k and Sully Friends of Ty Hafan would like to thank everyone who supported them so generously at this event.