We’ve had a fantastic 12 months here at Leisuretime, continuing to build on successes and go from strength to strength. We place high value on supporting charities and those most in need, and as a successful business, believe that we have a responsibility to give back to the community. As a result we have partnered with local children’s hospice Ty Hafan to help raise money through a range of activities.
As our 2016 nominated charity of choice, we endeavour to support the charity throughout the year, helping to raise funds in order to help the hospice continue its vitalwork for life-limited children and their families. We have set a target of raising £10,000 this year, but of course hope to raise even more.
One of the ways we plan on raising money is by putting our legs where our mouths are. Our staff are cycling the 445 milesbetween Cardiff and Paris on exercise bikes at each of our locations in Wales. With help from our friends at Pure Gym we’re undertaking the challenge outside our shopsin a bid to raise as much money as possible, as well as highlight the important work done by the Ty Hafan staff.
One of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, Ty Hafan offers essential care to children throughout Wales, while also supporting their families. Solely reliant on donations, the hospice needs to raise £3.7 million per year in order to provide its free services, so we hope that our target will go towards helping even more families.
As well as sweating it out, we’ve also donated trips to Disneyland Paris, Christmas Markets and theme parks to Ty Hafan, allowing them to take the children on fantastic trips throughout the UK and Europe. It’s not the first time we’ve done our bit for charity, we’ve also supported a number of other organisations over the years, providing prizes for charity auctions and fund raising on behalf of Journey's, Poppy Appeal, Children in Need and Cancer Research UK.
So if you’re passing and you see us huffing and puffing, please stop and show your support. And if you can spare a bit of change to chuck our way, that would be even better!
If you’d like to donate to this fantastic cause, visit our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/leisuretimeuk. Or to find out more about Ty Hafan and the incredible work they do, visit their website: www.tyhafan.org.