Customers and staff at a Swansea builders merchant have proved great sports by raising over £1300 for Ty Olwen. Selco Buliders Warehouse in Llansamlet held a raffle for tickets to two Christmas Sporting Fixtures in the city. Warren Matthews, branch manager, said “We are delighted to raise vital funds for Ty Olwen which is renowned for doing outstanding work for the people of Swansea and the surrounding areas.” Helen Murray said “We are hugely grateful to Selco for this wonderful donation.”
Helen was delighted to visit the Safe2Slim group in Port Tennant last night and receive a donation for £2,000 for Ty Olwen. A very sociable and welcoming gathering of ladies who among other things had organised a fundraising evening at the Naval and Military Club to raise money for charity and this year shared it between Ty Olwen and Maggie’s.
“The ladies of the Charity Shop at Holy Cross Church, Gendros have made yet another donation to Ty Olwen. This is the fifth year in a row that they have raised money for the hospice by regular Raffles, Coffee Mornings and a special ‘Ty Olwen Day’. Helen Murray, Chair of Ty Olwen visited them to receive a whopping cheque for £2,222-22 from Rosa Simmons and her team.”
We welcomed Sid (The Godfather) Foale to Ty Olwen today who presented a cheque for £1,405 to Ty Olwen on behalf of Martin Mahoney our (nearly) 66 year old (git) Cardiff Half Marathon runner who this year dedicated his run to Sid’s late wife Jan. Staff members Jacob, Carol, Dr. Alice, Diane and Sister Karren took two minutes out of their busy schedule to receive the cheque from Sid along with Martin and Julia.
Thank you to Cara Lewis who has raised £1,460 for Ty Olwen and presented it to Carol Morris and Delyth Gough today. This is her story –
Cara’s Skydive in memory of my dad John Lewis!!
I decided I wanted to do a Sky dive in memory of my dad. who sadly passed away in 2016 having lost his battle with cancer.
I will never forget this one particular day, it was the day of the Swansea Air Show 2016. He was quite alert when I visited him that day and I decided to ask him “what was the one thing that you’d love to do” he replied “a skydive” so that’s why I did it in his memory.
The reason I chose Ty Olwen was that my dad spent the last remaining time of his life there and the staff at Ty Olwen were absolutely amazing with him and our family. The staff gave my dad the best possible care and comfort for the remaining time of his life, they also had so much respect for him and us! They took care of him and made him feel as comfortable as possible. I can’t thank them enough.
Congratulations Martin Mahoney on your 14th Cardiff Half Marathon and your 7th for Ty Olwen. although he missed his target by 1 minute, a time of 2 hours 11 minutes for an old git (his words, not mine) is brilliant. He dedicated this years run to the memory of Jan Foale and has raised £1350 so far.
Thank you to Myra Thomas for arranging tonight’s superb concert at Capel Y Crwys. A special thank you to Mr Clive Phillips and the award winning Pontardulais Male Choir and the Llwyth Y Llan Youth Choir.
Paul Murray called at Edwards Holidays in Swansea today to thank Dawn Davies and the staff for their fundraising recently. Dawn Edwards said on her recent Facebook page
I am soooooo proud of our Swansea Travel Shop ladies, myself and my partner in crime Sarah, spent the day with the amazing people of Swansea today, and we all raised £472 for Ty Olwen Hospice, thank you so much to everyone for their hard work and support, I know Margaret, Dawn’s Mam, who spent some time at the Hospice would be chuffed to beans and immensely proud of our Dawnie Davies today xxxx👍😃❤️
They are arranging another fundraiser soon, details to follow.
Thank you to Morganstone Ltd for your continued support to Ty Olwen and to Nia Collard their Community Engagement Manager who recently visited Ty Olwen to present the donation.
Alison’s words say it all. Thank you to you and all your family for your support and kindness.
Hello, these are some of the lovely photos we had taken today when we presented the cheque and hamper for all the staff to share. This is to say a very big thank you in memory of my father Brian John Thomas. Can I just say a very big thank you to yourself for such lovely communication, it has been a pleasure to speak with you. If there is anything I could do to help with future fundraising events or volunteering then I would love to be a part of this as Ty Olwen really holds a special place in my heart, as do the staff who work there. I told the staff I would send you some photos to upload on the Facebook page. X