Nice to welcome Jeff Harrison, Chairman of the Pheonix Choir of Wales along with MD John Mills and secretary Jan Mills when they presented a cheque for £150 to two of our new staff nurses Naomi Rees and Bethan Short along with stalwart Linda Poole. They collected the money whilst singing carols at Tesco, Fforestfach just before Christmas. This is the third year they have sung for us and have now raised £350. Thank you to the choir for singing and Tesco customers who donated.
When Tommy Chinn decided to raise money for a charity we were so lucky that he chose Ty Olwen and he did so in memory of the wife of a good friend of his who we had the privilege of caring for. He decided on an “Alcohol Free December” and today he visited Ty Olwen and presented to Staff Nurse Mel and Health Care Support Worker Paula an amazing £1,820 which with Gift Aid claimed should reach over £2,250. Thank you Tommy and all your sponsors and the support of Carvan Holiday Park and the Alpha Inn in Tavernspite, The Hall, Glyncorrwg and colleagues at Tregelles Court, Neath Abbey.
We wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Daysfleet, based at Garngoch, have today held a Christmas Jumper Day and Raffle and raised £1,300 for Ty Olwen. Thank you each and everyone for your continued and regular support. Paul Murray was delighted to join them this afternoon to share a photograph before receiving the donation.
Thank you to the Salvation Army Band and the DVLA’s Tunes for Ty Olwen who joined with Staff, Volunteers and Trustees carol singing in the city centre this morning between 12 and 1 and raising £370 for Ty Olwen.
Thank you to the Staff and Customers of Mecca Bingo, Carmarthen Rd who in conjunction with the ladies of Holy Cross Church, Gendros, Charity Shop organised a charity collection for Ty Olwen. Eileen Pickett from Holy Cross presented Ty Olwen Treasurer Gareth Lewis with £436-45 at the Charity Shop.
The ladies of Holy Cross Charity Shop, Gendros have done it yet again and for the sixth year running have increased the annual amount raised for Ty Olwen. The ladies, now led by Sam Smale and Julie Sherratt, arrange all sorts of fundraising events during the year from coffee mornings, raffles and cake sales in support and this year were able to present £2,500 to Ty Olwen Treasurer Gareth Lewis
Fairwood Park Golf Club have yet again supported Ty Olwen. This year both the Gentleman and Ladies Captain’s have raised funds for Ty Olwen and it was a pleasure to join them, and our dear friend Mark Hinder, for their presentation night, when a cheque for £1,676 was presented by Captains Kevin Long and Tina Burgess, supported by Club Presidents Jeff Bowen and Ann Ashton, to Helen Murray.
This wonderful fundraising group www.carten100.co.uk have generously donated £3000 to Ty Olwen in memory of Graham Evans. We were pleased to welcome back to Ty Olwen Graham’s wife Elaine, sons Neil and Ian, brother in law Jack Shore (in the snazzy blazer) who along with Peter Palmer organise the annual event. The cheque was received by staff nurse Coral King (her last day on the ward before joining the Hospital/Community Team), Trainee Nurse Zoe Jones (her last day on the ward) and new team member Staff Nurse Ryan Rowlands.
A simple challenge, Cardiff to Tenby “100 miles, on a bike, in a day”. Not a race, not a sportive, just a ride to Tenby!
Martin Mahoney has completed his 15th Cardiff Half Marathon and his 8th for us and raised (with Gift Aid) a further £2,000 for Ty Olwen bringing his total to over £16,000. This year he ran in memory of Ian Thomas and a lifelong friend, Alan Phillips, presented the cheque on behalf of Ian’s family to Dr Isobel and Staff Nurse Danielle, whilst Martin and his wife Julia looked on.