I have been a long-standing supporter of Tŷ Hafan. I started taking part in the Crackerjackpot monthly draw, using a direct debit, not long after it started- so I reckon that is over 20 years. I feel the support and care Tŷ Hafan gives to children and their families must be invaluable, what would their lives be like without Tŷ Hafan? It doesn't bear thinking about- so I will always be a supporter.
I was a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and teacher at a mainstream high school until my retirement five years ago, I have always wanted to help children reach their potential and be happy. I can see from the newsletters Tŷ Hafan send to me how happy and supported they make children and their families feel.
I also always purchase the raffle tickets for the Summer and Christmas raffles and was amazed to be lucky enough to win the cash jackpot prize in Summer 2010. This came at a difficult time in my personal life and was very gratefully received!
I always buy my Christmas cards from Tŷ Hafan, usually via the website, and I'm always pleased with the choices available. I particularly like the local scenes, as I live in Cardiff these have included Cardiff Castle, Castell Coch and Penarth Pier over the past few years.
Recently I needed to amend my will and Tŷ Hafan was a definite choice to be included. I know donations via wills are important to charities and I am pleased to be able to feel that I can leave a legacy to Tŷ Hafan. Keep up the brilliant work!