It was coming up to Easter and Julie from Coop Food in Brynhyfryd thought they should have a charity raffle. So the talented Sian baked a beautiful cake and Vivienne set about selling tickets. The end result was £250 raised for their chosen charity Ty Olwen. Dan Jones store manager visited Ty Olwen with the girls to present the cheque and then shared with us their plans to do a sponsored walk to every Coop Foodstore in Swansea – and in fancy dress! Best of luck guys and girls and thank you for your donation.
A massive thank you, once again, to the DVLA staff for the gift of Easter Eggs for Ty Olwen. We have always had Eggs for patients and their families on the ward at Easter but this year they will be shared throughout the day centre and community and hospital teams too. Some of the staff were able to take two minutes out of their busy day to say thank you to each and everyone of you.
A warm welcome to our new Chaplain John Wedgbury
VIP visitor today at Ty Olwen when Wallace Yearwood, Ford Bridgend Engine Plant Manager accompanied by Anna Stevens visited the gardens to see the wonderful transformation that has taken place over the last few weeks.
Sue, one of our incredible domestics, has made us a ‘twiddle’ cushion which are invaluable when we are caring for patients with dementia.She has even motivated her craft club to make more! We are always grateful for the many talented people who support us whilst using their skills. Thank you Sue.
Ford Engine Plant at Bridgend have begun the ‘Garden Project’ this week. Thanks to Fords and their wondeful staff who are volunteering their skills and services. This project will make a huge difference to everyone at Ty Olwen. Watch out for further photo’s as work progresses.
Congratulations to the DVLA on their International Women’s Day event with some amazing speakers.
“Inspiring People – Inspiring Stories”
Thanks to everyone at DVLA for buying raffle tickets and raising £1,000 for Ty Olwen and the DVLA’s “Tunes for Ty Olwen” Choir for entertaining during the lunch break.
Thanks to the Customer Services Dept. at the Admiral Group SA1 for your donation of £2079-50 from fundraising. Pictured with Paul Murray is Emily presenting the cheque with Kelly, Kirsty, Matt and Danny.
We were very pleased to visit the Pheonix Ladies Circle in Murton last night and receive a cheque from them for £750 towards Ty Olwen. Secretary and Assistant Chairperson Cynthia Hicks presented the cheque to Helen on behalf of the group. Thank you also for the anonymous additional donation of £100 from one of their members who couldn’t be present but had experienced first hand the care that Ty Olwen gives.