Alzheimer’s Society receives the 2018 Diocesan Offering
Alzheimer’s Society provides some fantastic services across North Wales, offering support, help, advice and information to people living with dementia. It also provides a national dementia helpline and an online forum for people affected by dementia to share information and experiences. The charity is working to change society through its campaigning and its Dementia Friends and Dementia Friendly Communities initiatives. And it funds research into the cause, treatment, prevention and cure of dementia, including research in Bangor and Cardiff.
You can find information about the how the Diocese is working to become Dementia Friendly in our section: Becoming a Dementia Friendly Diocese.
Ty Croeso selected as recipient of 2017 Offering
More than £8,500 was raised for the 2017 Charity of the year, Ty Croeso, a charity supporting parents of children and babies in Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan.Tŷ Croeso is a six-roomed unit that offers overnight accommodation and daytime support to families of children admitted to the hospital. It has two paid staff and relies totally on donations and volunteers to support the daily needs of parents.
Throughout 2017, churches across the Diocese of St Asaph raised money for the charity and handed over two substantial cheques. The biggest fund-raising activity was coordinated by a team from St Ethelwolds Church in Shotton, who undertook a cycling pilgrimage from North Wales to Walsingham in Norfolk. That 200-mile endeavour alone raised £2,850.
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.
For more information, visit: www.ty-croeso.org.uk
The 2016 Offering
Blind Veterans UK, based in Llandudno received the 2016 Diocesan Offering.
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.
You can find out more at www.blindveterans.org.uk