Ty Hafan

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sully friends of tŷ hafan celebrate 25 years

I’m Lynda Francis and I’m Vice Chair of Sully Friends of Tŷ Hafan. We first heard of Tŷ Hafan 25 years ago when Suzanne Goodall came to talk to our women’s group in the village. Suzanne shared her vision with us and we were blown away with what she believed we could do.



There was never any doubt in her mind that Tŷ Hafan  would happen and, meeting in the pub later (where most of our meetings took place after that) we decided that we just had to get together and  support her by helping her raise the  funds to build this amazing place. Suzanne inspired us to set up Sully Friends of Tŷ Hafan and when we look back, we can’t believe how far Tŷ Hafan has come. It’s amazing!

So, this year is our 25th anniversary and we’re having a celebration. All of us on the committee enjoy a good night out and it’s a bonus if we can raise extra funds while we’re having fun, so, we’re  working hard at the moment, putting together our plans for a charity ball to be held in the Ricoh Suite in Cardiff City Football Club on Saturday 6 July. It’s going to be a great night with lots going on and plenty of opportunity to get people onside (note the footy reference) to raise awareness of the great work at Tŷ Hafan  and continue to raise funds. If you would like more information about this event, especially if you would like to be there, please contact us on: sullyfriends@hotmail.co.uk and you can follow us on Facebook: Sully Friends of Tŷ Hafan

Whilst much work is going in to organising the ball we are not neglecting our regular events throughout this year. We have recently had the first of our three annual Quiz Nights which are always sell outs and we often have a waiting list for cancellations! There is also a Christmas Craft Fayre planned at The Old School Sully in early December. We couldn’t do all these things without the help of our families who get dragged along to our events to move furniture, sell raffle tickets, sweep up after the events and so on. So thanks to them all.

We all lead busy lives these days and one of the great things about belonging to Sully Friends is that we keep up friendships that go back to the beginning, meeting socially on a regular basis and working together for a common cause. Some of us also volunteer at Tŷ Hafan events such as the 10K events and marshalling at the Taff Trail.  We always welcome new members to the group as they bring new ideas, skills and enthusiasm with them. Don’t forget: sullyfriends@hotmail.co.uk  

We share Suzanne’s vision and are privileged to be part of the many volunteers and groups that raise the funds that keep Tŷ Hafan delivering the best it can to its children and their families.