Tai Tarian Staff Dig Deep for Maggie’s Swansea

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Presenting the cheque

A year of fundraising has come to an end at Tai Tarian, with over £3000 being raised for the housing association’s chosen charity of the year, Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Swansea.

Staff voted to support the charity at the beginning of 2019 and then set about raising money throughout the year. Fundraising events included cake sales, raffles and social events.

This was the eighth year in which Tai Tarian has raised money for a specific charity. The money brings the amount raised in that time to over £28,000.

Established in November 1996, there are currently 20 Maggie’s centres around the UK, including the one in Swansea.   Each one offers cancer patients and their family emotional support, practical advice or simply a space to relax and meet other people in a similar situation to them.

The charity was chosen by staff in support of colleagues who have benefitted from Maggie’s work.

Tai Tarian’s Chief Executive, Linda Whittaker said:
“Once again this year our staff have been incredibly generous in their support of our chosen charity. I know Maggie’s in Swansea is a cause close to the hearts of many of our staff.  Several have either benefited directly from their work or know friends or family that have.  Therefore we are very pleased that our fundraising will help ensure they can continue with their fantastic work.”

Sarah Hughes, Centre Head at Maggie’s Swansea said:
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Tai Tarian for raising such a fantastic amount for Maggie’s Swansea, their efforts will allow us to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support to help people with cancer and their family and friends across South West Wales.”

In 2020 Tai Tarian will be supporting Sarcoma UK, a charity that funds vital research, offers support and campaigns for better treatments for people with sarcomas, a group of rare cancers. Previous chosen charities include the Ring 20 Research and Support UK, the Bubble Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society, Anthony Nolan Trust and the Wales Air Ambulance.