Bethel Baptist Church

Many thanks from GwentDefibbers to the Bethel Baptist Church, Tredegar.

The congregation donated £75 to the support group funds and it has been really appreciated.

The Church website can be found here https://betheltredegar.org/ 

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Thank you!

Many thanks for flowers and card received following my fall.

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I’m on the mend again now, thank you for thinking of me xx

Happy New Year 2019

Please find enclosed a copy of GwentDefibbers letter dated January 2019. To access the information just click on the link below.

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Ho Ho Ho

Santa aka Mike (Chairman) was sighted recently in the Ice House at Bedwelty Park, Tredegar.

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As you can see he was feeling right at home in there and enjoyed sitting near the log fire listening to the rain and wind howling outside thanks to a visit from Storm Deirdre.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed visiting him there.

Sadly, Santa can’t have a snifter when he’s working so that will have to wait until after he’s delivered all the goods.

Festive Greetings to everyone.

A Teddy and Money raised for Good Causes

Gem Time Jewellers, Tredegar are selling gorgeous Teddy bears this Christmas and the cost is just £2-00. The money from each Teddy sold is split between Cancer Research and GwentDefibbers.

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Each Teddy comes with its own TresorParis bag.

More details can be obtained either via Mike (see contact page) or from Gem Time Jewellers directly at Tel; 01495722900 or email gemtime AT hotmail DOT co DOT UK

Merry Xmas everyone

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A Visit to Nantgarw College.

Mike was invited to Nantgarw College of Further Education for Adult Learning to have a chat with the students about CPR.

The day was very productive.

The students appeared to enjoy the discussion and fully participated in the CPR exercises.

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Mike and the GwentDefibbers would like to thank Sally Begley and Carol Fatkin for the invite.

South Wales Argus Care Awards 2018

The South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards took place last week. It was the second event of its kind.

The venue was Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday 18 October 2018 and was attended by Professional Health Care Workers and the Voluntary Sector. The awards were organised by the South Wales Argus to recognise the commitment and hard work of everyone involved in work that often takes place ‘behind the scenes’.

Well done to GwentDefibbers Support Group for being shortlisted. Mike and the group would like to thank all those involved for making the evening such a wonderful experience.

Mike & Lynne

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Despite not winning an award Mike made the best of this opportunity by raising the profile of our support group.

Further information regarding the SWAHealthAwards can be read here https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/16995813.health-and-care-awards-2018-dedication-and-innovation-of-health-and-care-professionals-celebrated-at-chepstow-racecourse/

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to the staff who organised the event and allowed to participate in such a fantastic event.

The Group Award

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L-R – Paul, Sylvia, Lynne, Mike, Sandra & Jeff

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Pharmacy Presentation September 2018

Many thanks to Alex Simpson, Pharmacist, Aneurin Bevan Health Trust for giving the group a presentation on the various drugs that may be used by cardiac patients.

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Remember, if there is anything that you are unclear about please chat with your pharmacist, GP, ICD Nurse Specialist or Consultant.

Health & Social Care Awards 2018

Congratulations to Mike, Lynne, Sandra and all members of the GwentDefibbers for making the support group the success that it is.  The group has made it to the finalists i the Health and Social Care Awards 2018.

Here is the ‘write-up’ from the South Wales Argus.

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Making The Most Of Your Time With The Consultant

GwentDefibbers would like to thank Dr Nolan, Cardiologist, for attending our September support group meeting and giving a presentation entitled “Making the most of the patient time with the Consultant”.

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