NORTH WALES' children’s hospice Ty Gobaith officially revealed its £150,000 makeover last week.

According to staff, renovation and extension process has been achieved on time and well under budget thanks to "amazing support" from the local community and businesses.

Ty Gobaith, at Conwy, offers vital respite and end-of-life care to terminally ill local children and their families, and bereavement support to anyone whose child has died, in any circumstances.

The hospice, which is part of Hope House Children’s Hospices, first opened its doors 15 years ago.

The renovation and extension has seen worn out areas replaced, and some new facilities added for the benefit of children and families using the vital services.

Andy Fergus, the hospice’s commercial director, said the project had been completed in just four weeks which was essential because local children and families relied on the hospice for respite and end-of-life care.

“We were really fortunate to have the support of our main contractor Brenig Construction who, along with their sub-contractors, were able to save us more than £50,000 by donating their time, skills and materials. It was like one of those tv programmes where everyone rallies around to get a project done in record time,” h said.

“We also had an anonymous donation from a local family of £73,000, as well as a number of smaller donations. And our Autumn fundraising campaign #ChloesStory, which was led by Chloe’s mum Karen Farrell, raised the money needed to create the new Snowflake Suite. Everyone has been amazing and we can’t thank them enough.”

Mark Parry, Managing Director of Brenig Construction, said it had been a privilege to work on the project.

“It is a pleasure for Brenig Construction and our supply chain partners to support such a worthwhile cause in the local area,” he said.

“Brenig have been supporting Ty Gobaith on various projects over the last few years and so when the opportunity arose to work with the hospice on such a transformational large scale renovation project with which our business expertise aligns it made complete sense.

"On a personal note, both Howard and myself (Group Managing Directors) are extremely proud to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and would like to extend our thanks to the staff at Brenig Construction and also the many contractors which have helped facilitate this extremely important project.

“We both sincerely hope that the works undertaken will bring tangible benefits to both the children and their families at a time of greatest need.”