Tyn Dwr Hall, one of the UK’s top wedding venues is to host an exclusive, Christmas charity Fundraising Ball for the first time, in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospice.
The idea is the long held dream of mum of three Victoria Jones, who together with her husband Matt owns the splendid country hall in Llangollen, North Wales.
The event on Saturday, 15 December, 2018 will also see a special guest appearance from singing sensations Belle Voci, famed for appearing on ITVs The Voice The Live Final earlier this year.
The lavish venue has been open less than three years and has already made an incredible impact on the UK wedding scene.
Now the time seemed right to use Tyn Dwr Hall as a magnificent backdrop to hold the fundraising event and Hope House Children’s Hospice was the immediate choice for the couple, who place family at the heart of everything they do, including running their business with the help and expertise of family members.
To keep both hospice doors open all year round, the charity has to raise at least £6.3 million, with only one month's worth of income coming from the government.
Victoria said: “I have wanted to host a charity fundraising event for some time at Tyn Dwr Hall, however the past few years have been hectic re-furbishing the hall, developing the business, moving house and having our third baby. When Matt and I first talked about such an event Hope House Children’s Hospice was the charity that instantly sprang to my mind because of their good work across North Wales and Shropshire.
“Having children is such a blessing, and as parents we all wish for our children to be in good health and have long and happy lives. Unfortunately, for some this is not the case and many families face life changing situations that are devastating for the child and the parents. That’s why Hope House was my first choice, as their support and care is so important for entire families dealing with these things.“
“We want our guests to have a great time with live music, exquisite food, and top class entertainment. For some guests it will be an opportunity to entertain friends, family, corporate clients or treat their team to an amazing Christmas party whilst raising as much money as possible for Hope House. We are delighted and grateful that Emily and Sophie from Belle Voci will be performing for us during the evening as well.”
Every week, three local families face their worst fear and their child dies. Hope House can only afford to support one of these families currently but are committed to change this. Their mission is to reach every person who needs them.
Cat Dowdeswell, Area Fundraiser for Hope House Children’s Hospice said: "When I heard that Victoria and Matt were planning an event at Tyn Dwr and that it would be for Hope House, I was over the moon. I attended a wedding there last year and cannot wait to see what the finished event will look like; it's guaranteed to be a stunning evening. We are so excited to have Tyn Dwr support us. We have invited the team to visit the hospice to see just where their donations will be spent. Amazingly, only two percent of our catchment donate directly to Hope House, so it's wonderful to have new supporters realise how important Hope House is to the families in the local area."
If you would like to know more about the Tyn Dwr Hall Charity Fundraiser, or would like to offer a prize for inclusion in the charity auction then please email [email protected]
Pictured: Left to Right: Victoria Jones owner of Tyn Dwr Hall, Llangollen with her children Charlie, Alastair, and Arayah with Catrin Dowdeswell, Area Fundraiser for Hope House Children’s Hospice.