On Wednesday 21 February representatives of the Choir were delighted to present a cheque for £350 to the Ty Olwen Trust in support of the Morriston based hospice.
This sum was raised from ticket sales of an informal concert at The Hyst Bar on High Street, Swansea on 13 December 2017. The Choir had sung carols at Ty Olwen earlier in the evening, an annual tradition going back many years, before setting-off for the fundraiser at The Hyst.
Mince pies and other baked delights helped to attract a festive crowd to the Hyst to hear Christmas songs and other numbers from the Choir’s repertoire. Meanwhile, thousands of people watched on Facebook in all corners of the globe and offered their comments and requests.
Mal Pope of The Hyst was happy to hand over his establishment to such a good cause and to provide the technology for the live streaming.
David Taylor, Chairman of Morriston Orpheus Choir said: “the Choir has a long association with Ty Olwen and this year wanted to do a little more than the regular Christmas carol performance at the hospice. We are so happy that we were able to raise some money to support the wonderful work of the staff and volunteers there”.
Pictured above from left to right:
Danny Evans from The Hyst, Kevin Williamson, Helen Murray, Chair of Ty Olwen Trust, Warren Davies, and Choir MD Joy Amman Davies
Good to visit the Colliers Arms on Swansea Enterprise Park tonight to receive £800, the proceeds of a fundraising evening last Friday in aid of Ty Olwen. Helen was delighted to spend time with (from the left) Anya, Sarah-Lee, Landlord Kevin, Janine and Tracey who organised the evening and talk about the wondeful staff of Ty Olwen who they had experienced first hand. Thanks to Carl who had his head shaved, Rob who had his chest waxed and all who helped in any way. Over £700 was raised in the evening and Kevin, an amazing fundraiser, made up the total.
Thank you to the choir members who sang Carols outside Tesco in Fforestfach just before Christmas and raised £130 for Ty Olwen. They are hoping to hold a concert for us in Morriston Comprehensive School later this year and we will confirm that as soon as we have a date.
Dawn and Matthew were delighted to meet Heather Bates and son Simon to receive a cheque in memory of her husband Haydn Bates from a charity night held in Grovesend Sports and Social Club.
Huge congratulations to Julie, her staff and all her clients for passing the £1,000 mark donated through the collecting box at Julie’s Hair Salon in Beach St, Swansea. Pictured are Pat, client Thora and Julie receiving their certificate and new box.
As 2018 begins we must say thank you to everyone who made Christmas a special time at Ty Olwen. Especially the staff who were on duty over the festive period and those who gave gifts for the staff and patients. Thank you again to members of the Morriston Orpheus Choir for making their annual visit to Ty Olwen to sing Carols. Your visit is always a joy for the patients, their families and the staff.
Thank You to the Penlan Aqua size ladies for another fantastic donation of £232 for TY OLWEN , raised at your recent Christmas party lunch . Merry Christmas to you all 🎄🤶🎅😘
Every year, as a team we like to get involved with charities and we all choose one that’s close to our heart. We all know someone who’s been affected by Cancer, so we all thought it would be lovely this year, to hand over a hamper to Ty Olwen for the staff and families to enjoy over Christmas.
In the photo’s from left to right, is Leanne Bowen, Beth Jones, Miriah Williams and Gerry K.
I hope they enjoy and a Merry Christmas to you all from all of us here at Virgin Atlantic!
The Chairman was pleased to vist Clyne Golf Club and to receive a donation of £1,450 from Mrs Yvonne O’Driscoll, Immediate Past Lady Captain, who chose Ty Olwen as her charity. The money was raised at a Charity Coffee morning and a Veterans and Ladies Charity night in memory of Graham Powell. Thanks also to Barclays Bank who are donating a further £750 in matched funding. In the photograph are from the left – Emily Hudson (Lady Captain), Yvonne O’Driscoll (Immediate Past Ladies Captain) Helen Murray, Kenneth Dent (Immediate Past Club Captain and Retired Barclays Bank Manager) and Bob Cleverly (Veterans Captain)