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Remembering the Past, Supporting the Future

How Stage 3 NHS Charities Together Funding will help to #spreadtheloveswansea Thanks to funding from NHS Charities Together, Swansea Bay Health Charity has a total of £100,000 to create a series of commemorative gardens across the health board. The gardens will honour and remember those lost to Covid, whilst acknowledging the commitment and dedication of…

Boost for Staff Well-BEE-ing

The Fundraising Team are buzzing with excitement to announce that we are officially on the path to becoming beekeepers thanks to local company, Bee1, who have donated a beehive to the health board as part of an ongoing wellbeing initiative. L,R Debs Longman (Head of Fundraising), Richard Evans (Deputy Chief Executive), Mark Douglas (Bee 1)…

ENT Department to benefit from new state of the art equipment thanks to NHS Charities Together

The ENT department in Morriston Hospital has been able to purchase a new state of the art video laryngoscope which will make medical explorations of the throat much safer and quicker. The funding for the new biopsy flexible video laryngoscope came from funding that Swansea Bay Health Charity was allocated by NHS Charities Together. Laryngoscopy is…

How a Swansea GP found himself on Africa’s Covid-19 frontline

“I remember when the first Covid patient came into the hospital.  A lady in her 50’s.  “I remember thinking she doesn’t look much older than me.  She was fully conscious.  She knew she was dying.  “I remember turning up the oxygen, thinking there is nothing I can do, nobody I can call, no back up…

Record attempt South-North Bike Ride to raise money for Bowel Cancer Research

34-year-old Craig Burrows (pictured above) from Cowbridge is attempting a potentially record breaking 180 mile bike ride from South to North Wales in memory of his wife’s uncle, Philip Francis, in an attempt to raise money for the Singleton Hospital based team researching and treating the disease that killed him.

Hand-crafted quilt has NHS thanks covered

Above: Textile artist Susan Quirk and Deborah Longman, Head of Fundraising at Swansea Bay Health Charity hold up the quilt While some spent their lockdown raising money for the NHS through feats of athletic endurance, Susan Quirk set herself a marathon challenge of a different kind that didn’t involve any running but there were still…