Hafod staff raise over £4,000 for charity
Our staff from have raised over £4,200 for two great charities in the past 12 months.
We support different charities each year and our team worked really hard to organise lots of fun activities including raffles, cake sales, fancy dress days and competitions. They were delighted to present cheques to their two chosen charities last week.
Welsh health and wellbeing charity, Gofal benefitted from a donation of £2,109.
Carl Arataki, Chair of our staffing committee explained: “We decided we would support a local mental health charity as mental health directly affects so many of our tenants. Gofal was chosen as they are local and they provide crucial tenancy support for a number of our tenants both in housing and care.”
Richard Bundy, Director of Business Development at Gofal said: “We would like to thank Hafod for their hard work and dedication this past year in fundraising for Gofal. This significant amount will allow us to continue to support the over 2,000 people with mental health problems that benefit from Gofal’s services every year. Donations enable us to prevent potential mental health crises and ensure that our frontline services have everything they need to deliver an effective service.”
Staff also raised over £2,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). This was championed by Kaylea Dowling, Hafod’s Community Development Officer after she lost a close friend to the condition.
Kaylea organised and took part in ‘Kayak4MND’, a five day challenge which included kayaking across Lake Bala in North Wales, Lake Windermere in the Lake District and Loch Awe in Scotland. On day two they also completed a 26 mile marathon along the Welsh coastal path.
“Lucy Parkinson, Supporter Information Officer from MDNA said: “Thanks to Hafod and especially Kaylea for raising such a fantastic amount. Your kind gift will help us to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. It will also help to fund and promote research and to campaign and raise awareness so the needs of those affected by the disease are addressed by wider society.”
Staff are now raising money for the Alzheimer's Society based on our commitment towards becoming a dementia friendly organisation.