Ty Bryngwyn Llanelli Hospice is a Designated Centre of Excellence providing specialist palliative care for the community of Carmarthenshire in the UK. It is the only Hospice in the area with inpatient facilities. Llanelli Hospice provides specialist palliative care both in the community and in its six inpatient beds.
More about Llanelli Hospice
Ty Bryngwyn Hospice, founded in January 1986, is situated in the grounds of Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli and is a Centre of Excellence for palliative care services in Carmarthenshire. It provides in-patient palliative care and day treatment services and acts as a base for the Macmillan Nurses, the Bereavement Service and therapies. The Hospice at Home scheme is also centred here as is the equipment stores for home aids. The Day Care Centre offers physical, psychological, spiritual and social support.
The Specialist Care In-Patient Unit was officially opened during September 2003. The unit comprises of six single individual rooms with en suite facilities.
The aims of the Hospice are to:
• enrich the person's quality of life
• promote their independence
• offer opportunities to empower the person to make their own personal choices within a safe therapeutic environment
• provide education, information, support and advice for both patients and families
• offer a range of individual or group activities which can take place at either Ty Bryngwyn or within the community
Ty Bryngwyn Hospice benefits from the generosity of donations, the sterling work of a hard-working fund-raising committee and vast public support.
The reputation of skilled palliative care for those with life-threatening conditions has spread far beyond the boundaries of Carmarthenshire which it serves and is a proven and valuable asset to the Health Service.
The website has been set up to raise awareness of the hospice, whilst encouraging donations. Donating online is a great way to raise money allowing donations from friends and family where ever they are. The Ty Bryngwyn Hospice Appeal Fund, Virgin Money Giving site offers the facility for donors to run their own fundraising campaigns or simply make a donation. The option is also available for claiming gift aid, raising a further £25.00 for every £100.00 donated.
Cartoon Caricature Calendar
Internationally famed Lanelli caricaturist Roger Bowles has produced the mile-a-month cartoon calendar on famous folk with Welsh links in aid of a much deserving town cause. There's Live and Let Dai's Roger Moore, "We couldda had Porthcaawl" - Adele; Llanishen impossible with Tom Cruise who has Welsh descent on his dad's side and who also appeared in Twp Gun.
Mr Bowles, of Llanerch Terrace, has also introduced some tenuous Welsh connections like Marilyn Monroe who features in Some Like it Splott and Tom Hanks r Treforrest Gump.
Alan Rickman for his Welsh am ties up November and December with Dai Hard and Johnny Depp swash-buckles in with Pirates of Ceredigion.
There are cameo calendar arts for James Bond's 'Q' Desmond Llewellyn, who was born in Newport, and Jack Lemon.
Mr Bowles wanted to do something to support Ty yngwyn Day Care, for the support and help they had given him while recovering from major surgery in recent years. He said:
"Four years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I receive treatment which is keeping everything stable. As part of the treatment I went to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice day care unit and received counselling. Over the last three years I have sold my caricature calendar and caricature commissions to raise funds for the hospice day care unit which was such a great help in a dark time and hope you will help. It's a cracker this year with a Welsh theme and a laugh for everyone this 2017"
The print run will achieve £700 for the charity selling at £7 a time. Roger hopes to produce another calendar for 2018.
Images © courtesy of Roger Bowles. Text courtesy of Llanelli Star.
Carmarthen Golf Club
Carmarthen Golf Club - Seniors - Presentation - 25th January 2017
Carmarthen Golf Club Seniors Section recently held an auction in aid Ty Bryngwyn Hospice. The Section is proud of its continuing involvement in supporting local charities and the £1500 raised will surely be put to good use. Captain Ryan Bowen would like to thank the Senior Section members and others at the Club for their kind generosity in donating various items for auction.
L to R: Hywel Morris, Vice Captain, Colin Lewis, President, Ryan Bowen, Captain, David Craddock, Chairman, Susan Thomas Secretary, Iris Hughes Member TB Fundraising Commmittee, Bill Kirke, Member.
INVNCBL ~ Sarah Evans, Jessica Walters, Sian Thomas
This year (2017) Sarah Evans, Jessica Walters and Sian Thomas will be taking on Wales' toughest obstacle course not once, not twice... but THREE times. See their page for more information and to donate to their fundraising for Ty Bryngwyn.