Event industry trade association Eventia raised £1,950 at its Summer Eventia conference in Cardiff for local children’s charity Ty Hafan Hospice through cash collections and an auction and this has been more than doubled by Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN), the event industry charity.
It means Eventia’s efforts will be successful in providing two important new facilities for life-limited children and young people - a new waterbed for the multi-sensory room in the hospice an additional pop-up sensory den which can be taken to children’s homes and provide therapeutic services. The cost of the two items is £5,200 and Meeting Needs added £3,250 to ensure the purchases could go ahead.
Ty Hafan helps life-limited children, young people and their families make the most of the time they have left together. Not only does Ty Hafan provide specialist palliative care, but it also offers a much needed source of strength, support and short break care for the whole family. Ty Hafan takes its support right into the family home and is there to help these families through every step of their unimaginably difficult journey.
MIMN's Peter Rand said: "We were delighted to work with Eventia on this project. It is a perfect indication of how we can work with industry interests to benefit the needy."
Summer Eventia 2011, hosted by association vice-chairman Simon Hughes and moderated throughout by Crystal Interactive MD Chris Elmitt, took place at The Mercure Holland House Hotel 26-28 June. As well as a packed education programme, evening activities saw delegates participate in a singing workshop with choir quartet ‘Only Men Aloud’ at the city’s new £22.5m Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.