GENEROUS construction workers are giving their time, expertise and materials to help extend and revamp a vital Conwy service which supports children and families.

Ty Gobaith, who offer a range of services including respite and end-of-life, are marking their 15th anniversary.

The milestone has acted an opportunity for the hospice to undergo a renovation and an extension. As part of the project, a multi-sensory room - to encourage simulation and relaxation - is being created and the hospice intend to take advantage of the latest technology, such as voice activation.

The revamp will see a teenage lounge created as well as a Snowflake Lounge next to the existing Snowflake Room - a temperature controlled private space where children and young adults can be brought after they have died, giving families and friends the chance to say goodbye.

Updates to the nurse call system, hoist and tracks and plumbing is also being carried out and decking is being replaced.

Brenig Construction are devoting their time and efforts to the project as well as design, construction work and materials.

This is all being done not for profit, saving the hospice an incredible £50,000.

Andy Goldsmith, chief executive at Hope House Children’s Hospices, said: “Brenig have been supportive of the hospice for some time. It really is a community project - they [Brenig] are all giving something, so much time, resources and equipment. They are doing it all at cost.

“We’ve had donor support as well and money through Chloe’s [Farrell] campaign.

“The project is fully funded. It is absolutely wonderful and will make a huge difference for families every week.

“We have always maintained the building to a high standard but a big opportunity presented itself for a high refurbishment.

“There is a large deck area where children play and the wood deck had rotted right through, so we needed to take that out and put a new patio there and soft area and outdoor play space and replace the decking area.

“We are creating a multi-sensory room. Technology has come on massively. Some of our children have small lives and they can’t travel too far, so if they want to go to New York for example, we can bring it to them. We will be able to immerse a child into Times Square. It is really exciting.

“We also want to introduce voice activation into the hospice for some of our older children.

"You can imagine how frustrating it might be if you want to change a tv channel lying in bed or if you want to close the blind and you have to wait for someone to come and help. The technology will give these children more independence. It is huge, huge.

“We plan a a new teenage lounge, with age appropriate games and tv, so the older children can have their space away from the younger ones

“We are creating a Snowflake Lounge. We realise we don’t have a space where families can just spend time together and reflect so this will welcome families as well as a Snowflake Bedroom.”

Money for the Snowflake Lounge and bedroom has been raised through Chloe’s campaign. Chloe died in a tractor accident in 2017. Kind friends have since raised money in memory of the Colwyn Bay 22-year-old.

Chloe’s mum Karen has also bravely spoken out about her daughter’s death to publicise the work of Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices.

Mr Goldsmith added: “The whole project will give quality of life to these children. Brenig have given themselves a four week deadline, they started over a weekend at the end of April with their sledge hammers.

“We will be trialling some of the technology as we’ve got to make sure it works. Some of the changes will particularly help children who are quietly spoken.

““I have been here eight years. This [project] could be a step change.

“It is going to be a transformation.”