Bangor University recently presented a cheque for over £12,000 to local charity Ty Gobaith

Bangor University recently presented a cheque for over £12,000 to local charity Ty Gobaith after another successful year of fundraising.

At a ceremony held this week, University Registrar, Dr David Roberts, handed  over a presentation cheque for £12,897 to Amy Pearson from the Ty Gobaith Fundraising Office.

The money was raised from numerous events including a ‘Zip-Wire’ challenge organised by the School of Chemistry, a fundraising meal organised by ‘Lead Wales’ for  local businesses, ascents of both Kilimanjaro and Mt Snowdon plus the proceeds from our staff lottery that exists solely to raise funds for Ty Gobaith.

Joe Patton, Ty Gobaith fundraising coordinator at the University, said:  “Ty Gobaith is the adopted charity for the University and over the past four years the fund raising activities of staff has raised over £44,000 for the Ty Gobaith children. Whilst this sounds a lot of money, it is worth bearing in mind that Ty Gobaith requires over a million pound each and every year to provide care for children and support to family members.

““Ty Gobaith childrens’ hospice is dependent on financial support from the community and we are delighted to contribute our time, effort and money to such a great cause”

Publication date: 11 December 2013