Tŷ Hafan receives £7,330 boost from blue shirt sales

Ty Hafan presentation 1We proud to announce that a cheque for £7,330 from the sale of the first batch of Trust alternative blueshirts was presented to Tŷ Hafan today.

Pictured left is Jen O’Brien,whose two-and-half-year old son, Oscar  sadly passed away at the children’s hospice in June. Even at such a young age, Oscar was a massive Bluebirds fan who had his own blue shirt.

Jen accepted the cheque from City fan Daniel Evans, aged 9. They are pictured with Lynne Carter, Fundraising of General Manager of Ty Hafan, whose website is www.tyhafan.org

Jeremy Jackson, a director of Tŷ Hafan said: “We are extremely grateful to Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust, Kukri Sports and Wales Online (The Echo) for their generous support of Tŷ Hafan.

“Tŷ Hafan currently cares for 260 life limited children. The cost of the hospice and community care we provide is about £10,000 a day. For each shirt sold, Tŷ Hafan receives £5 and so the first 1,500 shirts sold has really helped us to provide care for  almost one full day, the importance of which to our children and their families is inestimable.”

Tim Hartley, chair of the Cardiff City Supporters Trust, said, “It’s great that the Trust can support Tŷ Hafan and the very valuable work it does. We have raised almost ten thousand pounds already for life limited children through the sale of our blue City shirts. We are proud of our club’s heritage and of our continued support for Ty Hafan.”

Ty Hafan presentation 2The group picture includes Mervyn Ham, chair of Tŷ Hafan, Lynne Carter, Tŷ Hafan, Phil Morris of Kukri, Trust chair Tim Hartley, board member Brian Mertens and Sian Branson of Bluebirds Unite who is a Trust member.

Kukri has told us that it has 500 shirts in stock so deliveries will be quicker than previously so please support Ty Hafan’s marvellous work while also backing the campaign to return the club to blue.

Order through www.teamshopbuilder.co.uk/cardiffcitysupporterstrust

Adult shirts are £27 and children’s £22 for short sleeve shirts and £29 and £24 for long sleeve and £5 from every sale goes to Ty Hafan. Postage is free if buyers insert the code FREEPOSTCCS

Thanks to everyone that has already bought a shirt.