Hot on the heels of his garden marathon, former Wales’ captain Ryan Jones, is putting his running shoes into retirement and dusting down the lycra for his latest idea to raise money for the NHS. Last Saturday, the ex-Ospreys star completed a marathon (26.2 miles) in his back garden in 4 hours, 43 minutes and … Continue reading Ryan Jones’ garden marathon plants seed for next NHS fundraiser
Staff in Morriston hospital have been pulling together to make sure that the hospital is as prepared as it can be to react to the COVID-19 global pandemic. As cases in the health board area rise, staff on the frontline are preparing to be able to support the care that patients will need. Carol Doggett, … Continue reading Pulling together in tough times
When mother of two, Non Stevens, saw how the COVID-19 was starting to hit the Swansea Bay area, her family felt compelled to help. Non, who lives in Cardiff but has relatives in Swansea, decided to set up a JustGiving page to support the NHS in Swansea Bay. She said “For our NHS to help … Continue reading Family set up fundraiser to help Swansea NHS
On Thursday 5th March I visited Singleton Hospital, to meet staff, tour the building and find out how the hospital, and particularly the South West Wales Cancer Centre which is based there have benefited from charitable funds. I found out a few things that surprised me. One of the things I found most interesting is … Continue reading A Day in Singleton
Plastic surgeons in Swansea have joined forces with a BAFTA-winning animator to help children recover faster from minor surgery. They have produced a cartoon called Numb and Numb-er, which shows young patients the benefits of opting for a local anaesthetic over a general anaesthetic where suitable. These include being able to watch cartoons, listen to … Continue reading Cartoon will put young patients at ease
Staff in the Paediatrics Unit at Morriston Hospital really stepped up when they realised that their simulation training mannequins were falling into disrepair, and decided to run the Swansea 10K to raise funds to replace them. The multi-departmental team made up of Rachel Isaac, Nicola Fitchett, Dr Darshana Battacharjee, Dr Kirsty Dickson, Dr Rachel Evans, … Continue reading Morriston Staff get their trainers on for training dummies.
All of our funds support our services in South Wales, except one. Our Africa Health links fund supports some of the world’s most vulnerable children in Africa and they need your help now. Drs Michael and Bethany Bryant from Singleton Hospital, are currently running a hospital in Liberia, and thanks to funds raised by Swansea … Continue reading Urgent help needed to support vulnerable children in Africa
Our Fundraising Support Manager Nicola, 32, completed her first ever 5k parkrun in 57 minutes raising £250 for the Health Board Charity. Swansea Bay parkrun is a beautiful seaside route, which 528 people ran, jogged and walked. The Swansea Bay Health charity raises money for many different charitable funds, and all money raised during the … Continue reading Reluctant runner puts best foot forward for Health Board Charity.
Have you ever dreamed of having a story published? Now is your chance and in aid of a good cause too. Swansea Bay Health Charity are celebrating National Story Telling week by launching a short story competition. Winning entries will be published as part of an anthology. This will then be sold to raise money … Continue reading Calling all budding authors
Birthdays are a time for giving and for Deborah just after Christmas, is there anything she really needs? This is why our Fundraising Manager Deborah, who works for Swansea Bay Health Charity decided that this year she didn’t want any birthday gifts, she would rather the money go to a worthwhile cause. Deborah decided to … Continue reading Facebook fundraiser raises funds