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20.02.07 Tŷ Hafan team up with Sportstars to provide Sports equipment for children.

The Childrens Hospice Ty Hafan have received a sporting boost this week in the form of a cheque for £1,500 from the childrens sports coaching company Sportstars .


Tŷ Hafan, which provides care and support for families with children who suffer from a life-limiting illness, plans to spend the donation on specialist sports equipment to help give disabled children in their care better access to sport.


The Managing Director of Sportstars, James Taylor, chose to donate half of his prize money for winning the 2006 Welsh Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the Year to the childrens hospice to help the children experience the benefits and pleasures of sport.


James Taylor, 25, commented ‘whilst we currently offer sports coaching for children in schools in Cardiff, and holiday courses throughout South Wales, we have yet to move into the area of disabled childrens sport, something which I am highly passionate about after completing my PGCE in working with people with learning difficulties.


"Our goal is to spread the benefits and pleasures of sport to as many children as possible regardless of ability so it seemed very fitting to make a sporting contribution to this wonderful childrens charity. I have great admiration for the work being done at Ty Hafan and Sportstars Wales will continue to develop a supporting relationship with the charity. We look forward to hosting a fantastic sporting festival for the children in the summer."


Deb Polkinghorne, Business Development Officer said, "This is fantastic donation and such a practical way of helping the children to enjoy and experience the fun thats also associated with sport. Having their own specialized sports equipment is important, and will enable our children to take part in sporting activities that so many of us just take for granted".


"Tŷ Hafan needs to raise 2.5million this year to ensure it maintains the hospice and provides its vital service to the children and their families who need it. With no statutory government funding we are dependant on the kindness and generosity of the public to whom we are grateful".


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