Penlan Social Club

Many thanks to the generous people of Penlan Social Club for supporting Julia and Martin Mahoney’s bucket collection this Sunday lunchtime. Also to John Morgan and Vic Gomersall who made up the total to £120. Martin will be running his 13th Cardiff Half Marathon soon and is raising money for Ty Olwen again this year.

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Aubrey Jones and Friends

The Chairman was delighted to meet up again with Mr Aubrey Jones who recently organised a Fund Raising Evening at the Lewis Jones Sports Bar & Grill in Gorseinon. Presenting the cheque for £400 Aubrey wished to thank all those who had supported the event, including Peter from Gorseinon Shoe repairs for his donations towards the raffle and Josh Lewis the manager of the Lewis Jones for hosting the evening.

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End of an era

Enjoyable Afternoon Tea at the Dragon Hotel this afternoon to thank the High St Shop volunteers for all their hard work in running the Ty Olwen shop over many years. Sadly the shop has closed after 23 years and raised over £500,000. Flowers were presented to Mrs Margaret Bartlett who along with her late husband Mick were responsible for founding the shop and Mrs Rose Pugh who brought her skills in 1994 to set it up and has ‘managed’ it ever since.

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Morriston Tabernacle Chapel

Congratulations to Tabernacle on winning the ‘Best Loved Place of Worship’ competition and thank you for your continued support for Ty Olwen. This looks to be an amazing concert coming up on 1st October.

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The Bridge, Llangennech Pizza Challenge!

Entrants starting to come in. Who’s up for a pizza challenge and raising some money for Ty Olwen Hospice Trust charity? It’ll cost you £6 at the most…and that’ll include your dinner!

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Tonmawr 10’s Rugby Tournament

The second annual Rugby Tens Tournament at Tonmawr Rugby Club was held recently and Ty Olwen was chosen as this years charity.  In September 2016 Ty Olwen was privileged to care for Shirley Howard, wife of Peter, mother of Shelly Pugh, Gran of Isabelle and Millie and mother-in-law of Tonmawr 1st team coach Ross Pugh.

The Chairman was delighted to meet the family and supporters at Tonmawr Rugby Club to receive a donation of £4,053.56p and to hear first hand from Peter and his family how much they appreciated the care that was given to Shirley and them by the staff at Ty Olwen.  “Ty Olwen is a special and wonderful place with fantastic staff who were so kind and we decided to raise money so that the work they do can be there for others”.

From left to right:
Peter Howard, Isabelle Pugh, Helen, Millie Pugh, Ross Pugh, Shelley Pugh

From left to right; Neil Howard, Stefan Andrews, Ross Livingstone, Peter Howard, Shelley Pugh, Mary Howard, Carol Bowen, Laura Hughes, Freda Hughes, Ross Pugh, Connor Howard, Lance Pugh.   Isabelle and Millie Pugh with Helen

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Every Friday Morning without fail the Ty Olwen Tea Bar is up and running and your will be sure to receive a warm welcome and a friendly smile from Edwina who is one of our long serving volunteers.

Edwina recently celebrated her 95th birthday and was surprised by her friends and colleagues with a lunch and gifts.

Chairman of the Ty Olwen Trust, Mrs Helen Murray, paid tribute to Edwina’s dedication to Ty Olwen and her caring ways and thanked her and all the volunteers for the hours that they give to the service.

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We were delighted to welcome staff from Dawsons Estate Agents to Ty Olwen last week to receive a donation from them for £1575.43 which they raised during a Wimbledon Themed Fun Raising Day in June.

Pictured are: Office Manager Andrea Devoy, Associate Tracy Sturgess, Sales Negotiator James Smale, Miss Delyth Gough, Mrs Helen Murray and Dr Owain Thomas

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Cerys Bowen

12 year old Cerys Bowen visited Ty Olwen last week to present a donation to us in memory of her Grandmother, Mrs Susan Bowen.

Cerys did a project in her school in Switzerland to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.  She designed, made and sold key rings and had to give a presentation to the parents of her fellow pupils.  No mean feat for anyone.

Cerys explained that she chose to put words on the key ring –

Hope – you hope for the person

Love – your love just grows stronger

Laughter – making my Gran laugh made memories

Cerys is pictured with her Dad, Rhodri, presenting £444.00 to Dr Gwen Davies, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Miss Delyth Gough, Unit Receptionist and Ty Olwen Trustee.

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Mumbles Bay Court Support

Thank you to Dorothy Ayers and the residents of Mumbles Bay Court for holding a coffee morning in aid of Ty Olwen. Paul Murray was delighted to visit Dorothy and receive a donation of £70.

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