Children at a North Wales hospice sent a special handmade card to a Flintshire play centre thanking staff and customers for raising funds to help them.

Staff of Mold’s Infunity soft play centre were thrilled to receive the special delivery from children of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.

Hope House Children’s Hospices is Infunity’s charity partner and staff took on a special challenge which saw them turn a crisp £50 note into an amazing £832 for the hospice.

Infunity manager Ellen Ryle says staff organised a family fun day with a range of stalls, party games and treats which their regular customers supported.

She said: “We took on the £50 challenge and had a target of raising £500. However, we did much better raising more than £830 which is incredible.

“We used the £50 to buy a few prizes and things we needed to run the family fun day and to see how much the day raised is just amazing.

“We have raised more than £1,400 in the past two years for Hope House Children’s Hospices through a range of fundraising ideas.

“We always support events such as Harry’s Duck Race which raises money for the hospices as well as running our own fun days and party events.

“But we were absolutely thrilled to receive a handmade card from Ty Gobaith children thanking us for the money we have raised. The card even has the painted foot and hand prints of some of the children on it.

“Receiving the card brought tears to a few eyes; it’s really special and will take pride of place on our front counter so all our customers who have supported our fundraising can see it.”

She added: “We will continue raising all we can for Hope House Children’s Hospices which is such an important charity. It means a lot to us and our loyal customers to know our fundraising efforts are appreciated.”

Hope House area fundraiser Nicola Sciarrillo said: “Everyone at Infunity has given us so much support and raised a huge amount of money for Hope House Children’s Hospices over the past few years.

“To turn a £50 note into more than £830 is incredible and everyone worked so hard. We really couldn’t be more grateful.

“When some of our children at Ty Gobaith heard of the fundraising they wanted to say thank you and made a special card themselves which I was so pleased to deliver to Infunity on their behalf.

“Ellen and her team are such wonderful Hope House Hospices supporters. It isn’t just about the money they raise but the fact they increase awareness and interest in the work we do within local communities.”

She added: “Sadly, every week, three local families face their biggest fear and their child dies. Hope House Children’s Hospices cannot stop children dying but we can stop families suffering on their own.

“When they are facing the most devastating loss of their lives we must be there. We need to reach every child, mum, dad, sister and brother and to do this we need to raise more money.

“We need to raise in excess of £6 million a year to support all the children and families we help from across North Wales, Shropshire and parts of Cheshire.”