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.

Apologies for poor photo quality

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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.

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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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Sleep Disorders Awareness

This week BBC Wales helped to raise awareness of sleep disorders by interviewing Dr Jose Thomas (Sleep & Respiratory Disorder Consultant).

Doctor Thomas oversees a Sleep Clinic called the Advance Sleep Clinic which is situated in Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, more here http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/866/news/35604

The team also interviewed our very own Mike Morgan.

Mike was diagnosed with Sleep Apnoea in 2015 and has been helped immensely by the interventions offered by Doctor Thomas.

You can read the report here…

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45334823

Please Help Support

Please feel free to print off form or contact address at bottom of the form if you would like to donate. 

Thank you in advance

North Gwent Cardiac Rehab, c/o Flat 15 Ty Meddyg, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, Gwent NP7 7EG
North Gwent Cardiac Rehabilitation and Aftercare Charity
Registered Charity No. 1056887

If you are a UK tax payer, we are eligible to receive GIFT AID on your sponsored contribution at 25 pence in the £, at no cost to you. It is imperative that you tick the GIFT AID box.

Please use your home address only as we cannot claim Gift Aid for a business or work address.

 

WALK for Cardiac Rehab – Bryn Bach Park, Tredegar

Sunday 9th September 2018

11am – 1pm

  •  In memory of Peter Butterfield  ●

 

Name Address Post Code Gift Aid Amount Paid
Mrs Example 123, Valley View, Anytown NP99 1ZX £10.00  

walkers name and address……………………………………………………………………………..

 

Name Address Post Code Gift Aid Amount Paid
Mr Example 123, Valley View, Anytown NP99 1ZX £10.00  

 

Thank you so much for your support!

Please bring your sponsorship form with you on the day of the walk. You are welcome to give in your sponsorship money on the day, or by sending via cash or cheque by 7th October 2018 to

Owen Webber, 14 Arches Close, Dukestown, Tredegar, Gwent NP22 4DS.

 

 

 

Cardiac Rehab & After Care Charity Presents…

CARDIAC CARE: NEW APPROACHES

Are you a cardiac survivor?

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF INTERESTING TALKS WITH CONSULTANT CARDIOLOGISTS DR NISHAT SIDDIQI & DR STEPHEN HUTCHISON ON HEART DISEASE, PLUS PROFESSIONAL DISCUSSIONS INTO DIET & EXERCISE, PLUS MUCH MORE.

FRIENDS & FAMILY WELCOME

MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 2018 10am – 4pm
THE EDUCATION CENTRE NEVILL HALL HOSPITAL ABERGAVENNY, NP7 7EG
TICKETS £5 per person (includes lunch & refreshments)
#CRSeminar
Reg Charity No: 1056887
ARE YOU A CARDIAC SURVIVOR?
For full programme and to BOOK your place CONTACT Tracey Lewis on 01873 732510 or Email tracey.lewis2@wales.nhs.uk

B.H.F Shop

The BHF (British Heart Foundation) are hoping that this area will soon have a BHF owned shop.

The monies raised from the goods sold there would go to the British Heart Foundation which is a registered Charity. This idea is excellent and there are several of these shops throughout the UK already.

Pictured here is Simon Gillespie C.E.O of the BHF accompanied by Sylvia and Paul Jones.

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Sylvia is the Chairwoman of the Gwent branch of the BHF.

Sylvia and Paul have helped raise several thousand pounds in aid of the BHF

We thank them for all the work they do.