Annual charity fundraising total revealed

North Wales Housing (NWH) are pleased to reveal that we have raised a total of £3,752 for charity in 2017 – 2019.

Different to previous years, this total will be split between two charities, Createasmile and to purchase a CuddleCot for Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor.

Emma Williams, Assistant Director Finance, who also leads the Chairty Panel explained:

“We are pleased to have fundraise for two worthwhile causes; the Charity Panel couldn’t decide between the two and we thought why not!”

The total amount has been raised by a steady stream of activities that have taken place, including a Facebook auction, bingo, raffles, tuck shop and dress down payday’s.

Creatasmile is a registered charity for children with autism/aspergers ADHD, all disabilities, special educational needs and their family. They offer family fun sessions and support monthly across North Wales.

Sharon L. Bateman, C.E.O./Founder of Creatasmile accepted the cheque from the NWH Charity Panel this June:

“Creatasmile are delighted to receive the fund raising thanks to all at North Wales Housing and their tenants.”

“The money raised gives children and families the opportunity to enjoy great fun events monthly where children with autism and additional needs can be themselves away from the judgment of people who do not understand spectrum disorders and where their family can relax and meet others in similar situations, as well as enabling us to deliver training and Agored Cymru qualifications for older children with additional needs over 13 years old.”

“Creatasmile ethos is that every child and young person should be able to reach their full potential and thanks to North Wales Housing we are being able to see this happening in our community.”

The second choice by the Charity Panel is a Cuddle Cot for Ysbyty Gwynedd. A cuddle cot is a cooling pad which can be inserted into any type of baby bed – from Moses baskets to carry-cots, prams to cots – to allow the families of babies who have passed away time to grieve. North Wales Housing have raised enough money for Ysbyty Gwynedd to purchase one cuddlecot.

Emma Williams, Assistant Director Finance said:

“NWH staff like to get involved in the community; working in housing we can see the benefit of investing in the community and the services it offers.”

“Thank you to everyone who took part in any of the fundraisers; this was done outside of work time so we really appreciate it. Thank you also to all businesses who donated prizes to our Facebook auction.”

We are pleased to reveal that the charity for 2019 – 2020 is North Wales Mountain Rescue Association. Formed in May 1973 the association provides rescue services across the whole of North Wales through its member organisations. Teams include Aberdyfi Search and Rescue team in the south, to South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team, Aberglasyn Mountain Rescue Team, Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation and North East Wales Search and Rescue.

They provide a range of rescue activities including searching for people in mountainous and inhospitable terrain, rescue from swift and flood waters and searching for vulnerable people missing from home. All of its members are unpaid volunteers, willing to turn out in all weathers at any time of day to help those in need.