Ty Gobaith, located in Conwy, North Wales, offers respite and end-of-life care to terminally ill local children and their families. They also offer bereavement support to anyone whose child has died, no matter the circumstances. The £150,000 transformation project has been completed after just 4 weeks and the hospice is now ready to be opened to the public once more.
Andy Fergus, the hospice’s commercial director, has thanked Brenig Construction for our involvement: “We were really fortunate to have the support of our main contractor Brenig Construction who, along with their sub-contractors, were able to save us more than £50,000 by donating their time, skills and materials…”
Ty Gobaith, which is part of Hope House Children’s Hospices, first opened its doors 15 years ago. The project has seen areas that have suffered wear and tear replaced, as well as adding some much-needed brand new facilities. The largest task included replacing 250 square meters of decking which spanned the whole back section of the hospice as it had rotted. This new area maximizes the wonderful estuary views within the communal areas and bedrooms. Additionally, swapping traditional railings for glass ones enables children in wheelchairs to take in the views, too.
As Ty Gobaith now welcomes young adults up to age 25, they have added a new lounge with the latest technology, including voice activated doors, TV and lights. This will empower and provide independence for the young adults using their services. The third part of the project involved creating a self-contained suite with its own garden and private access to the already existing Snowflake Room. This special chilled room is a place where anyone who passes away under the age of 25 can stay while their family and friends say goodbye in their own time, supported by the hospice team. This update allows families more privacy during this difficult time.
Mark Parry, Managing Director of Brenig Construction, has said it was a privilege to work on this project for Ty Gobaith: “It is a pleasure for Brenig Construction and our supply chain partners to support such a worthwhile cause in the local area…On a personal note, both Howard and myself (Group Managing Directors) are extremely proud to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and would like to extend our thanks to the staff at Brenig Construction and also the many contractors which have helped facilitate this extremely important project. We both sincerely hope that the works undertaken will bring tangible benefits to both the children and their families at a time of greatest need.”