We have always taken part in ad-hoc charity days, keen to support and raise money for various charities. After meeting with a representative, a relationship was formed with the children’s charity Tŷ Hafan to support them by taking part in their ‘Pay for a Day’ scheme.
It costs over £4 million a year to keep Tŷ Hafan running, equating to almost £11,000 a day, and the charity relies heavily on donations. Their ‘Pay for a Day’ initiative invites organisations to raise £11,000, paying for one whole day of care.
Tŷ Hafan provides comfort care to life-limited children and young people throughout Wales, as well as providing emotional and practical support to their parents, siblings and extended family. The work they do is focussed on quality of life, rather than end of life, helping families to create precious memories. They not only offer support at the hospice but wherever it is needed, in the homes of the families or in hospital, doing this completely free of charge.
In order to fulfil our pay for a day goal we introduced monthly dress-down days, held bake sales, sporting sweepstakes, and also held a raffle to win an extra day’s leave, which proved very popular and raised £220! We also organised two external quizzes and raffles, raising over £400 on each occasion. However, our most ambitious fundraising event was certainly the ‘Race to the Stones Challenge’ where a group of 20 walked 51km in a day. This was, as you can imagine, very challenging, even for the most avid walkers amongst us! Thankfully our hard work was rewarded by generous support from family, friends, colleagues and clients and we managed to raise just over £7,740 for this one event.
We started our fundraising mission in March 2016, originally aiming to achieve the £11,000 within 18 months but happily we raised the full amount in just under 12 months. As a thank you from Tŷ Hafan a group of us were invited to the hospice and awarded an inscribed bronze apple to place on their special commemorative Gift Tree which honours all donors.
We are very proud to have reached our target and have not stopped there, continuing with our efforts to raise money for this worthwhile charity. Our next largescale event will be a black-tie dinner celebrating Quantum’s continued success, with all proceeds from the evening’s raffle and auction going to Tŷ Hafan. The dinner will be taking place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at the Celtic Manor Resort Hotel, further details to be released in the coming months.
For further details on our charity work, please visit https://quantumadvisory.co.uk/about-us/charity-work. If you would like further information about Tŷ Hafan please visit www.tyhafan.org.