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.
So….we set out from Anglesey, cycling the full length of Wales over 3 days. As part of our journey we also decided to stop and scale on foot the three highest peaks – Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Cefn Bryn. As a group we wanted to take up a challenge that would test us both physically and mentally in order to raise as much money as possible for multiple charities, one of which was Ty Olwen. As a group we all know someone, family or friends, affected by the illness and the physical and mental anguish it causes. We are incredibly grateful to have such fantastic charities like Ty Olwen helping in the fight against cancer within our local community and have seen first hand the work you do. We just wanted to give a little something back so you guys can continue to support others and keep up the great work.
Sharon was delighted to meet Wayne & Sue Isaac yesterday to receive on behalf of Ty Olwen the amazing donation of £3156, the proceeds of the recent Three Day Charity Drive by the Lewis and Isaac Coaching Team. Unfortunately, partner Derek Lewis, was unable to be with us last night but our sincere thanks to him too. They did the drive by way of a thank you to Ty Olwen for looking after Wayne’s step-daughter Alison Thomas some 8 years ago and enabling her to have her last wish and pass away with dignity at home.
The Crynant Coffee Girls – Judy, Pat, Eiryl, Ann, Christine, Carol and Val. – arranged a coffee and cake morning in aid of Ty Olwen at the Community Centre this week to coincide with the Flu Clinic and raised an incredible £350. Thank you ladies and your supporters for the cake making (and they were delicious!) and for attending on the day.
Thank you to Stacey, Emma, Sarah, Yvonne and Gail at The Travel House, Gorseinon for organising a coffee and cake event in aid of Ty Olwen and raising £155. We are grateful for everyone who supported them and especially Town Mayor, Pamela Morgan who joined them for coffee and cake.
Once again we are grateful to the Rotary Club of Mumbles for supporting Ty Olwen. Club President Gareth Morgans said “The staff work so hard looking after those in their care and it’s anticipated that the cheque for £500 will be put to good use obtaining those little ‘extras’ that are often needed.” Ward Manager Grant Nockles was on hand to receive the cheque from Gareth and was supported by Unit Receptionist Delyth and Medical Secretary Sharon.
What a treat we had last night at the DVLA Choir “Tunes for Ty Olwen” Annual Concert. We were entertained with a wide variety of music performed with joy and gusto and also an opportunity for individual members of the choir to showcase their incredible talent. Well done to Emily and all the girls, comperes, accompanist, support and technical staff for a brilliant evening topped off with a guest appearance from Mal Pope.