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Situated in the heart of Rhiwbina, The Secret Shed held an Afternoon Tea event in aid of City Hospice raising £1,540

Lord Mayor & Mayoress of Cardiff, MP Anna McMorrin

John and the team at The Secret Shed worked hard all afternoon to pull off a wonderful day filled with cake and laughter. There were plenty of supporters on the day, with two of the Fab Four making an appearance as well as the Lord Mayor & Mayoress of Cardiff, MP Anna McMorrin, and Rhiwbina ward Jayne Cowan, Adrian Robson & Oliver Owen! Castell Howell also supported the event by donating cakes to be sold, and many in the community came together to raise money for an important cause.

Jayne Cowan said:

“Speaking on behalf of myself, and my Rhiwbina ward colleagues Adrian Robson and Oliver Owen, we would like to put on record our sincere thanks to John and the team at The Secret Shed for working so hard to raise money and awareness for City Hospice. Inspired by the wonderful Nettie, John was determined to support this exceptional charity.

Nettie Burtenshaw

City Hospice is a charity which works across the City to offer vital care and support to those who are sadly facing life-limiting illnesses in our community. Every penny raised goes to support the work of the charity to support those in need. It was great to meet the team from City Hospice at the Afternoon Tea, and we are looking forward to supporting future events and fundraising for this worthy cause.”

The money that was raised at the fundraiser, along with the money raised by Nettie Burtenshaw, the lady who inspired it all, will be going towards a massive project in the grounds of the hospice. John and the team at The Secret Shed will be giving their time to help develop an area in the garden which will be able to offer a quiet space of reflection for our patients and their families. John is also encouraging people in the community to get involved with the project, and we can’t thank him enough for all the support we have received as a result of his enthusiasm to help us make City Hospice a special place for all.

Nettie told us:

“I chose to support The City Hospice because it meets the needs of a wide range of people with different conditions; I feel the need to support a less well-known charity that may be less well-funded and maybe not as high-profile as some other charities. My first visit completely changed my concept of what hospice care actually means and I feel strongly that The City Hospice is so deserving of a wider promotion”.

Fundraising Coordinator, Katie Vaughan said,

“Seeing the continued support of Nettie from within the community is truly so special. We are really looking forward to continuing our relationship with John, The Secret Shed and Nettie by working with them on this exciting project at City Hospice”.

How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.



Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

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Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

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Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

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Other great ways to get involved: Platinum Pledge Gift in Your Will