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. It also support families of babies in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).
Families come from across North and Mid Wales and often further afield.
After a visit there, we fully understand and commend the work that is done, and how appreciative the parents are that this facility is available to them, and reading the visitors book, amazed at the wonderful comments they have written in it.
Please help us support the vision and work of this charity.
Treasurers have been provided with a donation envelope. For accounting and administrative purposes, it is requested that you submit your donation by cheque and not by cash or bank transfer. Please make your cheque payable to St Asaph DBF and return it in the donation envelope to Mr Graham Walker, Diocesan Office, High Street, St Asaph, LL17 0RD. Please write the name of your church, town or village and Mission Area on the envelope and on the back of the cheque.
The closing date for the receipt of your offering is Friday 15 September 2017. The Diocesan Offering will be presented to the charity at the Diocesan Conference on October 7th. Thank you.
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