The Gift of Giving
Local vintage tractor owner Alun Thomas from Ambleston and his daughter Enfys organised a 22 mile tractor run recently in North Pembrokeshire where he was joined by no less than 33 other enthusiasts.
The run, which raised £400, was arranged to help raise funds for the Cancer Day Unit as Alun had received the support of the Day Unit team some years ago.
Pictured above (L-R) Holly Golden, Shelley Price, Leann Davies, Alun Thomas, Enfys Thomas and Margaret Bond (charity chairperson)
Up For A Challenge!
These intrepid ladies (who cycle) have decided to give something back to the wonderful nursing team who care for patients at the Withybush Hospital Cancer Day Unit.
Fun loving Helen Coles and her friend Penny Lees aim to cycle across England from coast to coast (west to east) and will begin their challenge on the 13th June.
This will be some challenge for them both so lets hope that they have a bicycle each !!
To find out more about their reasons for doing this and to lend your support click here:
A Quick Pic Before Entering the Water!
Braving the Evening Tide
Branka Enjoying a Swim
Alan's 30 Day Swim Challenge
Alan Williams, supported by friends and the members of the Pembrokeshire Blue Tits kicked off a novel fundraising challenge on the 1st June at Newgale Beach with the first of 30 daily swims planned throughout the month of June in memory of Alan's late wife Branka.
He hopes to raise valuable funds for two local charities - Mental Health charity Get the Boys a Lift and our own charity which support patients going through cancer treatment.
With swims planned around the county Alan is encouraging others to join him in support.
For more details and how to follow Alan's progress click on the link below:
In memory of Pilar Longworth, her husband Tim has donated a wonderful £2,250 to support the ongoing work of the CDU team at Withybush.
Responding to our thanks, he commented:
"This donation is the result of contributions which came in from 95 different donors - so that's a community response - it’s about lots of people remembering Pili and wanting to support our amazing CDU at Withybush as they help so many people to keep going. I can't take credit for their generosity - I just pointed them in the direction of the CDU Appeal".
What a wonderful thing to do for others. We will be forever grateful to everyone who made this happen.
And Why Fund Raise?
"From the first day I stepped into the Cancer Day Unit in Withybush Hospital I felt at ease. At such a terrifying and anxious time the staff made it all a whole lot easier .... they are like ‘guardian angels’ and I truly am so thankful to them all".
On behalf of the clinicians in PHODU and Trustees of the charity we would like to extend a big thankyou to everyone who helped to make this happen
Marie's Mission Raises An Incredible £10,000!
Super fundraiser Marie Tilley from Narberth and her team of "Marvels" need to be thanked "big time" for what they have achieved in reaching their goal.
An ex-patient of the Unit herself,Marie felt inspired to create Marie's Mission and set herself a target of raising £10,000 to support others going through cancer treatments in the county.
Friends and relatives who were inspired by her own story rallied behind her and helped support a number of social get togethers over a twelve month period which were bolstered by the creation and sale of a popular themed calendar in which Marie and her girlfriends appeared.
Marie (pictured above far left) presenting her amazing donation to the nursing team.
Lois and Ann who organised a fundraising walk to raise funds for the CDU which raised an amazing £854!
You are Stars !!
Returned thanks from the charity and the nursing team at Withybush Hospital PHODU to Nathan Hatch and David Bull who recently donated a very generous amount with the message for the team:
" Thankyou for Everything You Do. Keep up the Good Work!"
In Memory of Branka
Our thanks to Alan Williams of Haverfordwest who has donated £500 in memory of his wife Branka to our charity to support the work of the nursing team at the Cancer Day Unit at Withybush.
The donation recognises the wonderful care and support which the team gave to Branka during her time at the Unit.
Alan is pictured with Branka in more happier times.
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We were asked to invite Raydene Waters (aged 85) from Begelly and her daughter Pauline Davies up to the PHODU recently where there was an opportunity for charity representatives and the senior nursing team to offer their special thanks to these ladies for having raised no less than £8,881 for the Unit.
Real livewires, the efforts of both ladies have been relentless, with over £2,000 generated recently from a grand raffle and coffee morning.
You are both so inspiring!
Thank you again
Priory Inn, Lower Priory
We would like to thank local publican Glenda and all who visit the Priory Inn, Milford Haven for their support in donating via our collection boxes over a number of years.
This has resulted in raising a fantastic figure of £360 to support cancer patients in Pembrokeshire.
Following a very successful Vintage Working Day held at Camrose during the last August Bank Holiday a total of 19 charities ( many local) were invited along to receive a donation of no less than £825 each from the organisers of the event!
We were honoured and delighted to accept this donation which will be put to good use in supporting the staff and patients at Wthybush Hospital Cancer Day Unit.
The organisers and supporters are warmly thanked for the wonderful work they do in supporting so many good causes
THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED !
Ferry House Inn, Hazelbeach
Our thanks to Jan, Lisa and the team at the Ferry House Inn for the amazing charity box collection which generated a donation to our charity of no less than £192 !
What a result!
Special thanks to everyone who popped something in the box and gave so generously when visiting the Inn.
Big, big thanks to the management and team at the Carew Inn at Carew for their efforts once again to raise funds for the Pembrokeshire Haematology and Oncology Day Unit (PHODU).
They recently donated a whopping £1,000 to the Day Unit following a highly successful music event. What an achievement!
A very big thank you to the Evans family from Cross Ways , Honeyborough, Neyland for donating an incredible £650 in memory of a family relative to the Chemotherapy Day Unit.
The funds were boosted even further by an amazing skydive! Well done and thank you on behalf of the staff and patients
Thank you on behalf of the nursing team at PHODU, Withybush Hospital to the members of the Bowen family who recently donated £2,200 in memory of Petrina Bowen.
The donation was raised by Petrina's children from family and friends in lieu of flowers in her memory.
We are grateful to the family of the late Malcom Rees from Milford Haven for their very generous donation of £1,000 to our charity in lieu of floral tributes and donations in his memory.
A devoted husband and father, Malcolm will be greatly missed by those who knew him.
In Fond Memory of Gwilym
The Cornock Family Visit to the Unit to Make Their Donation
Planning the Family Challenge
Family and friends joined forces last year to honour a well known character Gwilym Cornock from the Pembrokeshire farming community. At the time Gwilym needed the support of the local Cancer Day Unit so the family decided to undertake the Welsh Three Peaks challenge to raise funds for the hospital.
The group, comprised of twenty five supporters of all ages set about the challenge in May 2018. After conquering the Welsh 3 Peaks in one day, the group were delighted to be met by Gwilym and his family on completion of the Pen y Fan climb.
Sadly, Gwilym lost his battle with cancer later in the year but the fundraising in his name has resulted in an incredible figure of £16,110 being raised to support other patients.
An amazing achievement!
This is the biggest single donation we have had so a big thank you to everyone involved and your supporters.
Celebrating a Team Achievement
Gwilym (right) with the Three Peaks Challenge Cake
In Memory of Alan Roach
A big thank you goes to the Roach family of Milford Haven who have donated a wonderful £1,000 to our charity following generous donations from family and friends including the local football community in lieu of flowers for a popular resident. We send our condolences and best wishes to Ann and son Alan
What An Achievement!
Big congratulations to Jeff and Wayne for their highly successful Super Sounds of the Sixties weekend recently at the Torch Theatre. We were delighted and honoured to go along today to receive a donation of £2,550 to our charity. Margaret and Trish (left) are pictured with Toni and Phil from the Paul Sartori Foundation which received a similar amount.
How fortunate are we?
Jeff and Wayne are pictured centre
Lovely Lyn Roberts
Thanks to this lady and her band of friends, our charity has received another large donation of £1,400.
Many thanks Lyn for all your hard work from the charity and the nursing team at the Cancer Day Unit
What a brilliant achievement!
RAOB Letterston fundraisers pictured with members of the PHODU senior nursing team
Active fundraisers Letterston RAOB
( Buffs) have been busy again raising funds for the Cancer Day Unit at Withybush Hospital.
A small team of dedicated members regularly hold well attended social events for the local Letterston community which generate funds for local causes. This year, the team has decided to donate a further £7,000 to Withybush Hospital Cancer Day Unit Appeal bringing the total they have donated to date to £14,120
Our grateful thanks to all involved.
Such an Incredible Team Achievement!
The Store Management Team at Vincent Davies Presenting the Cheque to Charity Trustees Trish and Bernie George
We have been overwhelmed by the support offered throughout 2018 from the staff at Vincent Davies Department Store. Always actively fundraising for worthwhile causes we were delighted to be their chosen charity for the year.
Lots of activities were organised during this time including, raffles, a carnival event and fundraising collection boxes which have all generated donations from customers. The photo above shows the incredible total achieved.
Our thanks to each and every member of staff for their enthusiasm and to Vincent Davies customers for their generosity. Just brilliant!
A True Swimming Star!
Tenby businessman Chris Brace has been busy once again in support of the Cancer Day Unit at Withybush Hospital.
This time Chris decided to face some personal challenges of his own - namely long distance swimming raising no less than £623 for the Unit.
Well done and thank you Chris!
Visit his Crowdfunding page below to read his amusing comments about the challenge he had set for himself.
Click here to read more :
Sandra and Dorothy (Our volunteers )
having some fun with David
Thank you David
A very unusual fundraising event was held recently to raise funds for our charity.
David Murray decided to hold a Wargames table top event which attracted lots of interest from fans.
Funds were raised from entry charges , a raffle and from the sale of food on the day which amounted to an amazing £500 for the charity.
Thank you so much David and your supporters for this generous gesture.
Mary pictured above with Mike
Many people in the Pembrokeshire sports community will know of Mike Jenkins who has sadly passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Mike's wife Mary McDermott-Jenkins, together with her son Brad and friend Luke Hamilton (Scottish International Rugby Player) undertook the ultimate climbing challenge recently. They were successful in climbing all three of our highest mountain peaks (Ben Nevis,Scafell Pike & Snowdon) over a 24 hour period to raise money via our charity for the Withybush Cancer Day Unit. A fantastic £4,065 !
For Mary this was particularly challenging but through perseverence she achieved her aim in memory of husband Mike.
Click on the button below to read Mary's touching tribute to her husband.
Mary with Brad (left) and Luke
Well Done Daniel
Milford Tritons member and seasoned
Tri -Athlete, Daniel Devine undertook one final gruelling Ironman event which took place in Tenby in September.
We are really delighted that Daniel chose our charity and so pleased that he achieved his goal of completing yet another Ironman challenge. All of the funds he has raised will go to support staff,patients and family members who attend the Pembrokeshire Haematology and Oncology Day Unit (PHODU) at Withybush Hospital.
He raised an incredible £915 from friends and supporters so we would like to thank you all and,in particular, Daniel for this wonderful gesture.