THE BEAT THE STREET challenge taking place in Llanelli is about to enter its Go Active themed week!
The idea is that people will find something that they might not have tried before to help them continue to keep up their new active habits after the Beat the Street competition comes to an end on 9th November and to explore the sports and leisure options on offer.
A total of 6,444 people have signed up to play the Beat the Street Llanelli game and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 35,000 miles so far in the competition.
Anyone of any age is invited to take part and you can still get involved now by picking up a card from one of the distribution points listed at www.beatthestreet.me/llanelli . You can join an existing school, community group or workplace team or you can support one of the three chosen charities: Tyisha Foodbank, MIND or Calon.
Teams of all varieties including schools, community groups and workplaces have been battling it out for the past several weeks across the average and total points leaderboards to take home prizes of vouchers for books if they top the leaderboard. There are also prizes for individuals and ‘lucky spot’ prizes just for taking part.
Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes currently tops the total points leaderboard, with Llangennech in second place and Stebonheath CP School in third position.
Jake Morgan, Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director for Communities, said: “The aim of Beat the Street is to encourage communities to become more active and to incorporate those healthy habits into their lifestyles over the long-term so they become part of people’s lifestyle. The Go Active themed week is a celebration of all the ways you can get moving in and around the area and a fabulous opportunity to try out something new without any pressure.”
Beat the Street Llanelli: commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council, supported by Sport Wales, provided by Intelligent Health.
Jess Rose is First Ever Winner of £10K Spond Superdraw
The first ever top prize winner in Spond’s monthly £10K Superdraw fundraiser is
Jess Rose, a payroll clerk from Llanelli, who entered to support Llangennech RFC
u13s. Launched by Spond, the UK’s leading sports team management app, to help
grassroots teams and volunteer groups dramatically increase their fundraising
capability, Superdraw has been a huge success, raising thousands for grassroots
groups in the UK.
“Wow, it’s amazing, and completely unexpected. I mean, I only entered to support
the kids and you never really expect your numbers to come up,” said Jess, 32. “I’m
chuffed to bits and, although I’ll be saving most of the money towards my house
deposit, I am treating myself to a new fridge, and I’ll be taking my parents
somewhere nice for Christmas dinner.”
Llangennech RFC u13s signed up to £10K Spond Superdraw to raise money for new
kit and equipment, with team manager Clark Hartnell and his army of keen sellers,
selling entries worth £800, a welcome boost to a small local rugby team. The top
seller was Alfie Edmunds, who sold Jess her entry, and she has decided to match
the £220 that he raised with a donation from her own winnings.
Clark commented: “We’re always looking for new ways to raise funds, and we
wanted to see if a £10K prize would inspire people to contribute, especially those
outside our usual support network. I can honestly say we loved selling entries, and
people have really bought into it. Hearing that Jess had won the big prize was just
the icing on the cake, and it’s great that she will be matching Alfie’s total as a
The appeal of the monthly Spond Superdraw is threefold. Firstly, Spond takes all the
risk, paying for the prizes and administration each month, meaning groups don’t
have to bear any startup or operational costs. Secondly, groups using Spond can
create custom digital fundraisers in seconds and unlock a host of promotional
inventory – such as personalised landing pages, tracking links and QR codes – that
they can use to promote their cause, share via social media and sell entries. Thirdly,
Spond guarantees a £10,000 first prize every month, along with a host of other
“It’s been an exciting month for Spond’s UK team and we’ve been so impressed by
the takeup of Superdraw,” said Julian Bewley of Spond. “Coaches, admins, players
and supporters have come together across the UK to help sell entries and promote
the draw, raising serious money for their teams and groups. Big congratulations to
Jess, our other winners and every group that took part. And this is just the beginning,
£10K could become £100,000 – or even a million – as Superdraw continues to grow.”
The Superdraw November draw is now live. Existing Spond users can start their first
Superdraw fundraising campaign in the Spond app, or new users can download
Spond for free.
Spond is an award-winning grassroots sports team management app on a mission to bring people
together. At their core, they empower coaches, volunteers and organisers of sports, activities and
events to do more of what they love through their free app.
Millions of people use the Spond app every month. Spond seeks to make the lives of their ever-
expanding community of grassroots sports volunteers, parents and activity organisers easier.
Noson Bocsio Coler Wen yn codi dros £1,000 ar gyfer gwasanaethau nyrsio plant
Yn y llun uchod o’r chwith i’r dde: Nicola Thomas, Nyrs Plant Cymunedol; Angelo Dragone, perchennog Stallion Boxing Gym, a Claire Rumble, Swyddog Codi Arian.
Mae noson focsio coler wen wedi codi £1,178.43 ar gyfer y Gwasanaethau Nyrsio Plant Cymunedol ar draws Hywel Dda.
Cynhaliwyd y digwyddiad, a drefnwyd gan Angelo Dragone, perchennog Stallion Boxing Gym, ar 13 Mai 2022, yng Nghanolfan Selwyn Samuel ac Ystafell Lliedi, Llanelli.
Mae’r Gwasanaethau Nyrsio Plant Cymunedol yn cefnogi plant a phobl ifanc ag anghenion iechyd hirdymor a thymor byr gyda’u hannibyniaeth ac yn helpu eu teuluoedd i ofalu amdanynt yn ddiogel gartref, gan leihau’r angen i gael eu derbyn i’r ysbyty.
Maent hefyd yn cefnogi ac yn hyfforddi staff ysgol a seibiant i alluogi plant a phobl ifanc i fynychu addysg i wneud y gorau o’u potensial bywyd, ac maent yn rhoi mynediad i ofal seibiant i deuluoedd.
Bydd yr arian a godir o’r digwyddiad hwn yn cefnogi’r nyrsys i gael deunyddiau hyfforddi a chynnal digwyddiadau er budd bywydau’r plant a’r bobl ifanc y mae’r gwasanaeth yn eu cefnogi.
Dywedodd Angelo Dragone, perchennog Stallion Boxing Gym: “Roeddwn yn hynod o hapus i godi arian ar gyfer y Gwasanaethau Nyrsio Plant Cymunedol. Mae Nicola, sy’n nyrs gymunedol i blant, yn hyfforddi yn y Stallion Boxing Gym ac mae wedi dweud llawer wrthyf am y gwasanaeth. Maent yn darparu llawer i blant llai ffodus.
“Diolch i bawb a fynychodd y noson ac a gyfrannodd at yr achos anhygoel hwn.”
Dywedodd Sara McDonnell, Arweinydd Tîm y Gwasanaethau Nyrsio Plant Cymunedol: “Diolch am wneud y rhodd garedig hon i’r Tîm Nyrsio Plant Cymunedol (CCN). Mae tîm CCN yn dîm bach o nyrsys sy’n gweithio ar draws tair sir Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda, sy’n cwmpasu Sir Gaerfyrddin, Ceredigion a Sir Benfro. Mae gennym nyrsys yn Llanelli, Caerfyrddin, Hwlffordd, Aberdaugleddau, Aberteifi ac Aberystwyth. Rydym yn gofalu am blant a phobl ifanc yn y gymuned.
“Gall hyn fod yn blant ag angen iechyd tymor byr ond yn bennaf yn blant a phobl ifanc ag anghenion iechyd cymhleth hirdymor. Rydym yn cefnogi’r plentyn drwy hybu ei annibyniaeth a grymuso ei deulu i ofalu amdano’n ddiogel gartref, gan leihau’r angen i gael ei dderbyn i’r ysbyty. Rydym yn cefnogi ac yn hyfforddi staff ysgol a seibiant i alluogi’r plentyn a’r person ifanc i fynychu addysg i wneud y gorau o’u potensial bywyd a galluogi teuluoedd i gael mynediad at ofal seibiant.
“Bydd y rhodd wych a godwyd o’r digwyddiad hwn yn ein cefnogi i gael deunyddiau hyfforddi a chynnal digwyddiadau er budd bywydau’r plant a’r bobl ifanc rydym yn eu cefnogi. Diolch eto am ein cefnogi.”
I gael rhagor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch â Josey Vaughan Hughes, Cynorthwyydd Cyfathrebu, drwy e-bost yn Josey.Vaughan-Hughes@wales.nhs.uk neu drwy ffonio 07790 831735 / 01267 239815.
Elusennau Iechyd Hywel Dda yw elusen swyddogol Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Hywel Dda. Nod yr elusen yw gwneud gwahaniaeth cadarnhaol i iechyd, lles a phrofiad cleifion, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth a staff GIG ar draws Sir Gaerfyrddin, Ceredigion a Sir Benfro. Nid yw’r rhoddion elusennol hael a dderbynnir gan gleifion, eu teuluoedd a chymunedau lleol yn disodli cyllid y GIG, ond fe’u defnyddir i ddarparu gwasanaethau a gweithgareddau y tu hwnt i’r hyn y gall y GIG ei ddarparu.
Mae Elusennau Iechyd Hywel Dda yn codi ac yn dosbarthu arian i wella gwasanaethau GIG lleol trwy:
- Cynnig cysuron ychwanegol i gleifion i wneud yr amser a dreulir yn yr ysbyty yn fwy cyfforddus
- Darparu’r offer meddygol diweddaraf ar gyfer diagnosis a thriniaeth
- Creu amgylchedd mwy croesawgar i gleifion, eu teuluoedd a staﬀ
- Cefnogi dysgu a datblygiad staff a mentrau lles
- Gwella gofal yn ein cymunedau lleol
- Ariannu prosiectau ymchwil i wella ein dealltwriaeth o driniaethau newydd a rhai sy’n dod i’r amlwg
- Cyflwyno mentrau byw’n iach a hybu iechyd.
Am fwy o wybodaeth ewch i: www.elusennauiechydhyweldda.org.uk
White Collar Boxing night raises over £1,000 for children’s nursing services
Pictured above from left to right: Nicola Thomas, Community Children’s Nurse; Angelo Dragone, owner of Stallion Boxing Gym, and Claire Rumble, Fundraising Officer.
A white collar boxing night has raised £1,178.43 for the Community Children’s Nursing Services across Hywel Dda.
The event, organised by Angelo Dragone, owner of Stallion Boxing Gym, was held on 13th May 2022, in the Selwyn Samuel Centre & Lliedi Suite, Llanelli.
The Community Children’s Nursing Services support children and young people with long-term and short-term health needs with their independence and help their families to care for them safely at home, reducing the need for hospital admission.
They also support and train school and respite staff to enable children and young people to attend education to maximise their life potential, and they give families access to respite care.
The monies raised from this event will support the nurses in obtaining training materials and hosting events to benefit the lives of the children and young people the service supports.
Angelo Dragone, owner of Stallion Boxing Gym, said: “I was incredibly happy to raise funds for the Community Children’s Nursing Services. Nicola, who is a community children’s nurse, trains at the Stallion Boxing Gym and has told me a lot about the service. They provide a lot to less fortunate children.
“Thanks to everyone who attended the night and donated to this amazing cause.”
Sara McDonnell, Team Leader of the Community Children’s Nursing Services, said: “‘Thank you for making this kind donation to the Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) Team. The CCN team is a small team of nurses working across the three counties of Hywel Dda University Health Board, covering Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. We have nurses based in Llanelli, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Cardigan and Aberystwyth. We care for children and young people in the community.
“This can be children with a short-term health need but mainly children and young people with long-term complex health needs. We support the child by promoting their independence and empowering their family to care for them safely at home, reducing the need for hospital admission. We support and train school and respite staff to enable the child and young person to attend education to maximise their life potential and enable families to have access to respite care.
“The fabulous donation raised from this event will support us in obtaining training materials and hosting events to benefit the lives of the children and young people we support. Thank you again for supporting us.”
For further information please contact Josey Vaughan Hughes, Communications Assistant, by email at Josey.Vaughan-Hughes@wales.nhs.uk or by phone on 07790 831735 / 01267 239815
Hywel Dda Health Charities is the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board. The aim of the charity is to make a positive difference to the health, wellbeing and experience of NHS patients, service users and staff across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. The generous charitable donations received from patients, their families and local communities do not replace NHS funding, but are used to provide services and activities above and beyond what the NHS can provide.
Hywel Dda Health Charities raises and distributes funds to enhance local NHS services through:
- Offering additional patient comforts to make time spent in hospital more comfortable.
- Providing the most up-to-date medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
- Creating more welcoming surroundings for patients, their families and staﬀ.
- Supporting staff learning and development and wellbeing initiatives.
- Enhancing care in our local communities.
- Funding research projects to improve our understanding of new and emerging treatments, delivering healthy living and health promotion initiatives.
For more information visit: www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk