Help with Costs
We have now extended our Patient Support Grant (financial support) to cancer patients who , after being diagnosed with cancer at Withybush Hospital, need to have some of the treatment they require provided at another hospital.
For details -ask your nurse or the Pembrokeshire Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service
Well Done Sian!
Plucky Sian-Elin Davies signed up for this years CARTEN cycle challenge to help raise funds for the
Cancer Day Unit at Withybush Hospital.
CARTEN will took place on May 7th and involved a cycle journey of 110 miles!
Why this challenge?
Sian decided to cycle in memory of her brother and her Dad who were both supported by the Unit.
Before the event Sian commented:
"This will be my first challenge since I had back surgery a few years ago and although I’m feeling super anxious, I’m going give it a damn good shot!
Thanks to the wonderful support Sian has had she completed the course and has exceeded her target of £1,000 with the total currently standing at £1,600 - Wow! Please visit her fundraising page here:
The Results Are In !
Four well known faces of the PHODU nursing team at Withybush participated in last years Cardiff Virtual Half Marathon and received incredible support from the local community.
We can confirm that a final total of £1,368 was pledged in support of their efforts and is likely to rise further with Gift Aid.
This hard working team made the time to train for the event and all four completed their challenge.
Thank you so much to the nurses and to those who supported them with donations.
Above: Suzann, Jenny,Tracey and Leann
Helen is pictured 2nd right with Penny
Cycling in Support of Others
Members of the CDU Nursing team were delighted to join us outside the hospital to accept a cheque from Helen Coles and Penny Lees. They both completed a challenging five day West to East cycle journey across England (some 200 plus miles) in aid of the CDU.
Helen, an ex-patient at the Unit, received amazing support from friends and family, raising an incredible £5,700 in the process.
What a challenge !
Well done from all at the charity.
30 Swims in 30 Days Achieved!
Alan Williams and his vast band of supporters held their final swim on the 30th June at Broad Haven. Thanks to his efforts and the wonderful support he has had, the result is a generous £1,300 to our charity with a similar amount going to local mental health charity -Get The Boys a Lift.
Alan commented on the experience:
"I wish to thank every single person for their involvement. 30 days 30 swims in memory of Branka was a small idea which snowballed into an uplifting and emotional event. It has been completed with everybody's encouragement and support. Your generosity has amazed me. Thank you one and all."
New Cancer Support Service Heading to Pembrokeshire
The Old Mill Foundation based in Penclawdd is planning to expand its service of CANCER SUPPORT by opening a facility in the Narberth area in the next month or so.
The Foundation's aim is to provide emotional and physical support by taking an holistic approach to help promote health and well-being.
Services include reflexology, massage, reiki, crystals, hot stone therapy, bio-aura clearance and Indian head massage.
Look out for future updates.
Valuable Hi Tec Items Are on Their Way
We are delighted that our charity is funding some new equipment which will enhance the work of the nursing team. In the next few weeks PHODU nurses will each have access to their own I-Pad to assist them in recording and sharing up to the minute patient data with clinical colleagues.
In addition, we have purchased the latest in height and weight monitoring equipment.
(see our OUR PURCHASES page)
An Afternoon to Treasure
Following the recent closure of our charity shop the Trustees decided to arrange a thank you get together for all of our fantastic volunteers at wonderful
Crug Glas Country House.
All were treated to a lovely afternoon tea provided by Sandra and her team at Crug Glas and we were delighted to be joined by most of the nursing team from the Cancer Day Unit who wanted to offer their thanks.
Our Very Last Day
A photo of the "Saturday Crew" just before we closed the shop for the last time.
Onwards and Upwards!
Pictured: Rosemary, Trish and Bernie
Support for Pembrokeshire Cancer Patients
In respose to a request which came from the senior nursing team at the Pembrokeshire Haematology and Oncology Day Unit, our charity is now able to support most cancer patients or their carers who are struggling with their finances as a result of their cancer diagnosis.
For more information contact the Macmillan Cancer Support advice centre at the entrance to Withybush Hospital. Alternatively, speak to one of the cancer clinicians at Withybush Hospital.
Extra Help for Pembrokeshire Patients
We've launched a brand new information website aimed at bringing together in one place the information, services and advice which you may need.
The information can be viewed here:
Knowledge and Information for Pembrokeshire Patients