Health Board Staff Say Diolch Yn Fawr to Coleg Sir Gar Budding Artists

Press release from Hywel Ddea University Health Board :
Staff working in Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Children’s Services are thanking Coleg Sir Gar students for volunteering their time to redecorate the Rainbow Room on Cilgerran Ward, Glangwili Hospital.
We would like to say a big thank you to the students on the Level 1 Visual Art course at Coleg Sir Gar who have given up their time to spruce up the room for the children and young people who use the service.
Play Specialist, Dawn Thomas, commented: “The whole team felt that we needed to do something to brighten up the room and create a nice environment for the children when they come to stay. I really do feel a sense of pride when I look at the room, we’d never have been able to do it without the help of the Coleg Sir Gar students.”
Sarah Lees, Coleg Sir Gar’s Course Co-ordinator for Level 1, explaining why the students wanted to take part in the project, said: “It’s been a great opportunity for the students, a great starting point for their course and has given them opportunities to develop their skills.
“It’s an opportunity for the students to venture out and meet new people, a meaningful project where they feel like they’re giving something back.
“We’ve all felt really welcomed by staff on the ward.”
Helen Chapman, Ward Sister, continued: “Angharad Davies and I are so grateful to the students for giving their time to paint the room for us. It’s important for the children and young people who use the room to know that people really do care.
“Once again it shows the level of support that the community give to Cilgerran ward and the children and young people that come into hospital. It will be beneficial to children or young people needing CAMH’s support across the 3 counties.”
Sian Perry, Sister on the Paediatric Ambulatory Care Unit, added: “Everyone has been so generous, donating the materials needed making this transformation possible. I’m in complete awe of how generous everyone has been, giving their time; they have really opened their hearts to us here on the ward.
“Thank you to all local companies that have donated, we really do feel privileged.”
Sandra Jones, Play Service Manager, concluded: “I’d like to note that Dawn Thomas, one of our Play Specialists, has been instrumental in getting this project together and has worked so hard to achieve this.
“I’m really pleased that children and young people now have a nice environment to stay at. I really appreciate all the help and support from the college students and the community that have helped to achieve this.”
Special thanks also goes out to the local businesses who kindly donated food for the launch and materials to the project: Homebase in Haverfordwest, Wilkinsons, Dunelm Mill and Matalan stores in Carmarthen, Bakery Bancyfelin, County Stores St Clears, Greggs in Carmarthen and Jenkins Llanelli.


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