Success at the Tour De Gwent

Success at the Tour De Gwent

Janet, our Sales Advisor at Monmouth, successfully cycled the Tour De Gwent Gold route ride on Sunday 9th April, a distance of 58 miles and a total elevation of 4104ft

By taking part in the Tour de Gwent Janet is supporting the work of St David’s Hospice Care, which means she is making a positive difference to patients and their families all throughout Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and South & Mid Powys. The sponsorship raised will provide comprehensive palliative care to people facing life limiting illnesses and provide care and support to their families at a very difficult time. St David’s Hospice Care, with your help, aims to ensure that patients have the choice to receive care at home, surrounded by friends and family.

Here are some of the other services that your support helps to provide:

• Clinical Nurse Specialists in Palliative Care

• Family Support

• Welfare Rights Advisors

• Unicorn – Bereavement Support for Children

• Complementary Therapy Outreach Clinics

At any one time St David’s are caring for approximately 1,200 patients and last year cared for a record number of patients - over 3,200 patients. This figure, obviously does not take into account the family members, careers etc. It costs St David's approximately £7 million each year to provide

these services and they only receive less than 20% from Local Government and the NHS. Without external support of the local community and businesses, this would not be possible. Fundraising is a vital part of their work

Posted by Mandy Parker