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.
Swansea East MP Carolyn Harris was a visitor to Ty Olwen today and met with a team of volunteers from GlaxoSmithKline working in the garden as part of their ‘Orange Day’ scheme and to wish Arthur a happy 94th birthday.
It was a pleasure to meet Hannah Jones at Ty Olwen today when she presented the proceeds of her recent sponsored ‘hair cut’ totalling £1.253 to Helen Murray and Ty Olwen Clinical Nurse Specialist Lesley Cooney, whilst Staff Member Cherrill Tudor aka “Mum” proudly looks on. Thank you Hannah.
Best of luck to the “Scafell Pike Six” from the DVLA who set off this morning (17th August ’19) at 7.30am to climb to the 978 metre peak. Raising money for Ty Olwen.
Well done to the “Scafell Six” who made it. Thank you Kim, Stuart, Lydia, Leanne, Beth and Simon. I’m sure everyone at the DVLA are so proud of you.