North Wales health professionals at the launch of the Out-of-Hours End of Life Nursing Service including (front row) Jo Douglas, BCUHB Clinical Service Manager West Area; Karen Wright, Hope House Children’s Hospices Director of Care; and Angharad Davies, Ty Gobaith Head of Care.

Pioneering Partnership Gives Families Choice and Support

A pioneering partnership to give families in north Wales choice of where their seriously ill child dies has been launched by Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Until now most end-of-life care for children in the region takes place at the hospice or in hospital, but research indicates that most families would choose for their child to die at home. The new Out-of-Hours End of Life Nursing Service will  ...

Hope House Children's Hospices Chief Executive, Andy Goldsmith

We Join the Call on NHS England for Proper Funding of Children’s Hospices

NHS and local council cuts are hitting lifeline care for seriously ill children, a survey of 27 children’s hospices in England carried out by the children’s hospice campaigning charity Together for Short Lives has shown. With proposals already having been made to close Acorns Children’s Hospice site in Walsall, fears are being raised that this is just tip of the iceberg. Now Together for Short Lives and children’s hospices across the country  ...

Contractors and Donors at the grand opening 
The refurbished outside area at Ty Gobaith 
Luke testing the facilities in the new young adults lounge

£150,000 Transformational Project Unveiled at Tŷ Gobaith

Our £150,000 renovation and extension project at Tŷ Gobaith has been achieved on time and well under budget thanks to amazing support from the local community and businesses. Tŷ Gobaith first opened its doors 15 years ago. The renovation and extension has seen worn out areas replaced, and some new facilities added for the benefit of children and families using the vital services. Andy Fergus, our commercial director, said the project had  ...

Chief Executive Andy Goldsmith with Fundraising Manager, Sarah at Ty Gobaith

Hospice Funding Remains a Challenge says Hope House Chief Executive

The Chief Executive of Shropshire’s Hope House Children’s Hospices has spoken of his ‘immense sadness’ in learning of the impending closure of Acorns Walsall Children’s Hospice. The visionary volunteers who established Hope House Children’s Hospice in the early 1990s were helped immensely by the Trustees and Senior Managers of Acorns Children’s Hospice, and this was the start of an ongoing strong relationship between the two hospice  ...

Dan Stanley 
Keelie Owen-Taylor 
Mark Jones 
Andrew Davies 
Nicola Jackson (left) with Chloe Farrell 
Phil Roberts

Meet the Hope House & Ty Gobaith heroes taking on the London Marathon for seriously ill children

We're incredibly lucky to have a total of 6 amazing supporters taking on the ultimate challenge - the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon - for the children and families we care for at Hope House & Ty Gobaith. Read their stories and find out why they are running the London Marathon for seriously ill children here.  DANIEL STANLEY In 2018 local man, Daniel Stanley, set himself a challenge; he wanted to lose weight and entered the  ...

Phil Roberts ready to take on the 2019 London Marathon for Hope House

Running shoes at the ready Phil is preparing to tackle the London Marathon for Hope House

A Pentre Broughton funeral director is set to pound the streets of London as he runs his first marathon in memory of a seven week old baby girl who passed away in her sleep. Phil Roberts, 35, is running the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, April 28th raising money for Hope House Children’s Hospices in memory of Frances Isobelle Jarvis, the baby daughter of close friends Steve Jarvis and Kadie Jones. Phil, who runs Roberts Bros.  ...

Sally Rogers presenting a cheque for the total raised at the Golden Ticket Ball to Hope House Fundraiser, Lynsey Kilvert.

Golden Ticket Ball raises over £4,000 for Hope House

The Golden Ticket Charity Ball, organised by local business lady Sally Rogers, took place on Saturday 9th March at Park Hall Pavillion, Oswestry.  The evening was a fantastic success and began with guests being greeted by Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas.  Guests were served a delicious three course meal before dancing the night away to the amazing Monstaball.   During the evening, an auction was held to raise monies for  ...

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