Former palliative care charity volunteer Kathy Brazier from Craig y Don loves sewing and decided to sign up for St David’s Hospice’s #500 Hearts campaign. The campaign runs for the whole of 2021 inviting individuals, families, groups, and businesses to sign up and raise a minimum of £100 for the local Hospice. In return supporters will receive an exclusive 500 Hearts Great Orme Goat Toy as a thank you!
Kathy decided to create and sell homemade bunting to friends and family to raise much needed funds for the charity. The bunting is made with polycotton fabric on white cotton tape, 3m/10ft long with ten flags selling at £10 each. The perfect decoration for your garden.
Kathy’s father sadly passed away in March this year, although he did not receive care from St David’s Hospice, Kathy saw first-hand how valuable Hospice services are, and wanted to support her local Hospice.
Kathy explained her reason behind supporting St David’s Hospice:
‘’ I decided to fundraise for St David’s Hospice when I saw the article in the news highlighting the lack of funding Hospice’s in North Wales receive in comparison to Hospices located in South Wales and England. St David’s Hospice only receive a 9% contribution from their Local Health Board, contributing to the financial struggle faced following the detrimental impacts of the pandemic.’’
‘’Having volunteered at St David’s Hospice’s Day Care unit years ago, I have seen the value of the Hospice’s services and the impact that money raised has on both patients and families cared for at the Hospice.’’
Local businesses such as Coffee V in Craig Y Don have supported her venture and to date Kathy has raised £301 for the charity.
Kathy continues to offer handmade bunting for sale whilst also working part time as a volunteer at Plas Mawr Conwy.
If you’d like to order some bunting, orders can be place via her Facebook page:
Donations can be made via the following link: https://stdavidshospice.enthuse.com/pf/kathy-brazier
Adrian Owen St David’s Conwy Community Fundraiser thanked Kathy for her support:
‘’Kathy has done a fantastic job in creating her own range of bunting that has proved very popular with her friends and family and also her local community. We are grateful for her being part of our #500Hearts campaign and raising much needed funds for St David’s Hospice.’’