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Homeless project raises funds for terminally ill children

Gwynfa staff and clients present their fundraising to Hope House representatives

Gwynfa staff and clients present their fundraising to Hope House representatives Our Llandrindod Wells Homeless project, also known as Gwynfa, has raised £260 for a children’s hospice by taking part in the Friends of Hope House Charity Garden Fete and Fun Day.

Past and present tenants and clients held a Tombola raffle, name the teddy competition and treasure hunt on their stall to raise money for the Oswestry-based charity.

Johanna Baker who works at Gwynfa said “The clients put a lot of hard work, effort and enthusiasm into their stall; they worked with several local businesses who generously donated vouchers and prizes for the games and competitions. We hope that the money we’ve raised will go some way to help Hope House carry on their amazing work.”

The clients decided to get involved with the fun day after hearing about the invaluable service Hope House provides to people living in Powys.

Hope House offers nursing care and emotional support to terminally ill and life limited children and their families. The services provided by Hope House cost around £2.5 million a year and they are reliant on donations to raise over 80% of this. Since 1995 Hope House has cared for more than 250 terminally ill children and their families.