Providing care for terminally ill patients
Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal illnesses. In 2012-13 we cared for 38,777 people.
Marie Curie Nurses
They are best known for their network of 2,000
Marie Curie Nurses, who work in the homes of terminally ill patients across the UK, providing practical care and support.
During 2012-13, their nurses provided more than 1.3 million hours of nursing to 30,080 patients, along with support for their families.
Marie Curie Hospices
Their nine Marie Curie Hospices across the UK provide expert care and the best quality of life for people with terminal illnesses.
They are the biggest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS, and they are expanding outpatient and day services at all their hospices. Their hospices reached 7,897 people in 2012-13.
There are Marie Curie Hospices in Belfast, Bradford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hampstead (London), Liverpool, Newcastle, Penarth (near Cardiff) and Solihull.
Tŷ Hafan offers comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the whole family. This comfort and support extends out of the hospice and reaches right into the heart of the family home, and is completely free of charge to the families in Wales who need it.
Tŷ Hafan was established in 1999 and since then has helped over 550 families, who live the dreadful reality that their children with life-limiting conditions may not reach the age of 18.
Children suffer from various conditions, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis and Celebral Palsy. Some children are diagnosed at birth; others receive no diagnosis or at some point the decision maybe made to stop treatment. As you can imagine, families often feel shocked, confused and isolated. But they are not alone, there is a helping hand and it’s called Tŷ Hafan.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity.
Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer but they are leading the fight against it. Their pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Their work has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are helping to change the face of the UK’s fight against heart disease.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales
is a registered charity that provides specialist therapy to children throughout Wales who have cerebral palsy.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Bobath therapists are state-registered and work together as a team to combine these disciplines to give each child the skills to explore their world, communicate their needs, maximise their potential and so improve their quality of life.
At Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales they focus on the ability and not the disability.
Their mission is to ‘deliver world class Bobath therapy to as many children with cerebral palsy in Wales as possible.’
Please support Tuberous Sclerosis Association!
Tuberous Sclerosis is a condition that has no cure but a small amount of money can help each individual to live out their lives in the most enjoyable way they can.
Tumbling for Tuberous Sclerosis – The Neath-Afan boys held a sponsored tumbling session and they raised around £200 for the charity!