At the start of the Toys R Us Toyology 2011 programme, I said that I wanted to donate some of the toys we were given to review and I have done this as and where possible with appropriate toys; to playgroups, to friends, etc.
At the end of the programme, The Boy and Me (ha, see what I did) have been given the chance to donate an entire box of toys to a cause that we feel would benefit from it, and is close to our heart. The very generous companies who are involved in the Toyology programme have put together this fantastic box of toys for the children who benefit from Tŷ Hafan Hospice's respite care for children suffering from life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
The box includes:
- Bop it XT
- Animal Magic Sounds Aquadoodle
- Orchard Toys Head Shoulders Knees & Toes
- Orchard Toys Pirate Snakes and Ladders
- Orchard Toys Jack and Jill
- Orchard Toys Old MacDonald Lotto
- Orchard Toys Crazy Chefs
- Baby Born Clappin Hands
- Melissa & Doug Jumbo Colouring Pad (x2)
- Melissa & Doug Triangular Crayon set (x5)
- Reeves Rainbow Scraper
The 400+ families whose children that benefit from the care of the staff at Tŷ Hafan since 1999, live with the dreadful reality that their children with life-limiting conditions may not reach the age of 19. These precious children suffer from various conditions, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis and Celebral Palsy. Tŷ Hafan is not part of the health service and therefore any donations, monetary or other items, are always helpful to make the children's lives better. One of the facilities that Tŷ Hafan offers is play therapy sessions and it is to one of these that we are taking the above box of toys on Saturday morning.
If you would like to donate to Tŷ Hafan, then please click this link.