Sash window specialists Victorian Sliders have begun 2022 by supporting two worthy causes. In place of the Christmas gifts they would have usually sent to their customers, the south-Wales-based firm donated £5,000 to Ty Hafan’s children hospice, and £5,000 to ABF – the Soldier’s Charity.
One of Britain’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, Ty Hafan offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children throughout Wales. This support can be in a hospice, in the community or at home, and gives parents and carers a chance to relax and recharge their batteries.
Formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, ABF is a national charity established to support both serving soldiers and veterans of the British Army. ABF supports 60,000 people in 63 countries, giving grants to individuals, families and other organisations. In the 2020-2021 financial year, the youngest person it helped was aged two, and the oldest was aged 103.
The service offered by both charities comes at a cost: Ty Hafan has to raise over £4.5m every year to stay operational, while last year, ABF’s expenditure was £8.3m. “Throughout the pandemic, thousands of fantastic charities supporting people across the country have struggled to raise vital funds,” said Geoff Bishop, Victorian Sliders marketing manager. “That’s why, this year, we decided to do our bit to help Ty Hafan and ABF continue their incredible work.
“On behalf of ourselves and our valued customers, we’ve made donations which we hope will help both organisations make life better for dozens more people around the country. If you’d like to do the same, please visit the Ty Hafan and ABF websites, here (for Ty Hafan) and here (for ABF).”