The Big Cwtch is proud to raise funds for Ski4All Wales, a unique charity enabling adults with physical, visual and neurological disabilities to experience skiing as part of their rehabilitation programme.
A dedicated team of volunteers providing individuals with adaptive ski lessons and the opportunity to learn basic skills on dry ski slopes in South Wales at Pembrey Ski Club. The adaptive ski club members get to experience the thrills, confidence boosting, and exhilaration associated with adaptive skiing, and regular lessons can show dramatic improvement in core stability, coordination and balance and an amazing effect on the patients overall rehabilitation and functional ability.
We are quite simply in awe of the achievements of this awesome local charity…
Through the money and awareness raised from The Big Cwtch Ski4All Wales has gone from strength to strength enabling the group to train several new adaptive instructors, secure advanced BASI Level 2 training for 4 instructors and purchase much needed equipment which means that the club has been able to double its membership and deliver over 750 bespoke one to one skiing sessions in the past year.
The work of Ski4All Wales cannot be underestimated providing and promoting access to sport and enabling people who thought they could never experience an adrenaline rush again to find that exhilaration and believe that there really are #nolimits
A poignant quote from one on of the parents of a ski club member really sums it all up. Amazing Mum Val, who’s son acquired his brain injury as a toddler recently messaged the group to say thank you and said that ‘ski club has made the difference between existing and living’ for her son.
… and this is why we are proud to continue our support of Ski4All Wales as The Big Cwtch 2018 Headline Charity
official car park charity
The Chemotherapy Day Unit
Glangwilli Hospital Carmarthen
We are privileged to support The Chemotherapy Day Unit at Glangwilli Hospital in Carmarthen as our car park charity for The Big Cwtch 2018. All takings from the car park will be donated directly to the unit.
The Chemotherapy Day unit has 8 treatment chairs where people with a cancer diagnosis can receive their chemotherapy and immunotherapy locally. A team of cancer nurses, with specialist training in chemotherapy, deliver treatment and also serve as a support and resource to patients should they have any concerns or problems between their treatment appointments.
Outpatient’s clinics are also held in the Chemotherapy Unit where patients will see their consultant Oncologist or Haematologist and also have access to the specialist services that the unit provides.
The money raised will support the work of the Chemotherapy Day Unit and funds are used to ensure the staff are able to ‘go the extra mile’ in providing a unit that is bright, welcoming and comfortable and allow staff to purchase the items considered over and above the essential, but make a huge difference to the patient’s experience.
The donations received do not replace NHS funding but allow the charitable trust to support the work of Hywel Dda University Health Board to enhance the care provided and ensure that patients, their families and staff can access a wide range of specialist services and equipment above and beyond what the NHS can provide.