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.
Ben Fernihough Records a Charity Single
A Former Contestant on the Voice, Ben Fernihough, is Releasing a Single for the Hospice that Cared for his Dying Dad.
Ben Fernihough, originally from Llandeilo , has recorded a charity single in memory of his dad as a way of giving back to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice. The singer-songwriter penned the tribute whilst his dad was going through treatment for stomach cancer, before he sadly passed away last year at the hospice.
“It was a bit emotional and a bit of therapy,” he said.
“It’s called PaX. When dad was in hospital there was a lot of texting before he got really ill and he’d sign off his texts with Pa X - Pa as in dad and a big kiss.
“That’s where the song came from and it seemed like the right title to have."
“Dad always liked my music and he was by far my biggest critic.”
Ben will be donating all of the money he makes from the single to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice, in Llanelli , as a way of thanking them for the care his dad received.
He added: “I’m not in to events like half marathons so I thought this was a good way of raising money for the hospice."
“The hospice was fantastic and it was very tranquil. It was a quiet, peaceful environment."
“Hospices are very important and are a bit more personal. Dad loved his music so we took his favourite CDs for him to listen to which you can’t really do in a hospital."
“I want to give something back as a way of thanks for the incredible end of life care my father received and the support we received as a family.”
Since releasing the track, Ben has received emails from other people with similar experiences, sharing their stories.
“There’s been great recognition for the song and lots of people have been sharing their stories,” he said.
“I’ve had emails from people telling me about their family members.
“It makes you realise that cancer is massive.”
Unfortunately, Ben’s dad passed away days before he found out that he’d made it through as one of the final few to perform in front of the judges on ITV’s The Voice.
Despite the news, Ben decided to go through with the audition as he knew it was what his dad would have wanted.
He said: “He was very excited to hear I had been given the opportunity to audition for The Voice after appearing at an open mic night near my home in Bristol."
“They were brilliant - they were very compassionate and accommodating and made sure they saw me quickly when I was travelling back and fore."
“I was very close to my dad so it was very upsetting but it occupied my mind and was a little bit of light in a dark time."
“The judges didn’t turn around but they gave me a standing ovation and I walked away knowing that dad would have been proud of my performance."
“It was a really good experience but I didn’t get to meet Tom Jones which was gutting!”
Now Ben is preparing to return to Llandeilo for a sold out gig to launch the single - somewhere he hasn’t performed since he was in a rock band.
Held at The Angel on Saturday night, all of the proceeds will also be going to the hospice.
“We moved to Llandeilo when I was three but I’m a Wales rugby fan and Dad and I used to watch the Scarlets,” he said.
“I go back quite regularly but I haven’t played there for a long time."
“I’m very excited and also nervous."
"My wife Eirlys has been so supportive as has my best mate Jason Selby. They’ve really helped in getting the gig and song organised."
“I’m thrilled as it sold out in less than a week - the support has been amazing.”
Ben’s single is available to download at PaX with all of the proceeds going to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice.
Article reproduced by courtesy of WalesOnline
Festival of Light 2017
St Elli Centre manager Andrew Stephens said: The event is organised each year by the hard working volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year who run the Festival of Light Service and many other fundraise activities.
Last night we were once again faced with the possibility of no PA system after it was recently stolen.
We are extremely grateful to Fone Fix and Gadgets in Llanelli market who stepped in with very little notice to provide equipment for the Monday night service.
The service means so much to so many people who have used the Ty Bryngwyn Hospice as either a patient or that of a loved one.
The focal point of the event is the lighting of the Hospice Lantern and Candle and this year we were very grateful that local charity fundraising champion Mr Denys Jenkins BEM agreed to do the honour.
We are grateful to Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel for taking part.
When the centre’s lights are switched off the lantern and candles are lit up with the rendition of Cor Meibion Llanelli singing You’ll Never Walk Alone, which includes the fitting line of “Don’t be afraid of the dark” as the congregation sit and stand together in darkness.
Cor Curiad and the audience join in together, then some of the St Elli Centre Christmas Lights came on with the centrepiece under the glass Pyramid.
Write up courtesy of the Llanelli Star.
Our thanks also to the Salvation Army Band for their accompaniment to the singing.
Funds donated on the day were £1100.00
Christmas Cards 2017
Each design is sold in packs of 10 for £3.50. The cards are in both Welsh and English. Click/tap images to enlarge.
To order please contact:
Audrey Jenkins, Events Coordinator
+44 (0)1554 775 621 audreyjenkins34[at]yahoo.co.uk
Susan Thomas, Hon. Secretary
+44 (0)1554 753 289 secretary[at]tybryngwyn.org.uk
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