All that glitters: cabaret night raises money for Happy Faces Children's Charity
Locals in Gwynedd, North Wales, will be dusting off their dancing shoes and donning their glad rags in aid of charity later this month.
Showcasing sounds from the 60s and 70s, the cabaret night, on the 24th of January, will feature artists such as The Easy Beats – a 3-piece guitar group and local singer/guitar player Bobby Gold.
Amidst the glitter and gold the event aims to raise funds for Happy Faces Children’s Charity and in particular, their minibus appeal.
Providing essential equipment and care
Happy Faces Children’s Charity has a simple aim – to support children with disability and sickness across North Wales.
They support these children by providing much-needed equipment and intensive care not otherwise provided through the NHS and social services.
Robert Smith, chairman and media spokesman for the charity, explains: “A recent request was from a mother whose autistic son has turned aggressive towards his family. She has been told to use sensory toys to calm him down as his aggression comes from frustration. The equipment is not available through the NHS or Social Services but it comes to around £300. This is not a vast amount, but multiply that by 100 and it gives you a better idea of why we are constantly raising funds. We receive no funds from the lottery or other sources.”
Funds raised from the cabaret night will also support their minibus appeal. They are raising funds to purchase a fully equipped minibus for Ysgol Hafod Lon – a special needs school in Pwllheli, North-West Wales. The new minibus has been specially designed for wheelchairs, enabling the school to organise fully accessible trips for all the children to enjoy.
MyDonate was a name people would trust
With MyDonate every penny goes straight to the Happy Faces Children’s Charity. Robert is clear why they chose to use MyDonate for their appeal: “I’ve used MyDonate and various other fundraising websites before. I thought MyDonate had a better set-up, easy-to-use website and a name that people would know and trust. It made sense to me.”