Ty Croeso selected as recipient of 2017 Offering
Every year the Diocesan Grants Committee considers applications for the Offering from across the Diocese. To qualify, a charity must operate within the Diocese or have strong links to the Diocese. Thank you to all the charities who applied for the 2017 offering.
Voting for the 2017 charity took place at the Diocesan Conference and the winner of the most number of votes is Ty Croeso.
Ty Croeso is a facility for families located in the grounds of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, funded entirely by charitable donations and supported by a wonderful team of volunteers. It provides overnight accommodation and daytime support to the families of children admitted to the hospital.
Those who benefit include the parents of chronically ill children who frequently stay, those with life-limiting conditions such as muscular dystrophy, cancer and leukaemia or cystic fibrosis and also families who are short stay but live great distances from the hospital. We also support families of babies in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
Families come from across North and Mid Wales and often further afield.
For more information, visit: www.ty-croeso.org.uk
The 2016 Offering
Blind Veterans UK, based in Llandudno is to receive the 2016 Diocesan Offering. It secured the most number of votes at the diocesan conference in October 2015.
The charity helps blind ex-Service personnel to lead an independent and fulfilling life by supporting them with in depth expertise, experience and a full range of service at their centre in Llandudno. They have been supporting vision impaired veterans since 1915, helping them to overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.
There are many veterans living in the St Asaph Diocese and this centre is able to support them and their families should they become vision impaired.
The money raised by the Diocese will go towards the outdoor activities site, in particular the woodland garden. Here a new activity shed and plants, especially sensory plants, are required.
Congregations are already planning fundraising events for the offering. You can now donate online at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/DiocesanOfferingBlindVeteransUK