Friday, 30 January 2009

Abseil at Dinas Rock on 26th April 2009 - a charity event

The abseil will be run by Call of The Wild, a professional company, based locally in Seven Sisters, who have plenty of experience running these events. They are winners of the Welsh Tourist Board Team Building Company of the Year. They are generously giving their time and expertise free of charge which is a huge boost to our fundraising - our grateful thanks to them. They can be found at tel 01639 700388

In our first year we raised just over £6,000. Last year we raised just over £7,000. What dizzy heights should we aim for this year ? the sky's the limit !
So far we have bought a spirometer and flutter devices for our local respiratory team at Cimla Hospital. With this and other money raised BLF Wales has been able to fund the first BLF nurse in Wales, start up BLF Active, an exercise programme to keep us fit and help us live longer and easier lives. BLF Wales also funds vital research into lung health such as the vital work going on in Swansea. See the link to Swansea Bay Breathe Easy - why not go along to the meeting in March to learn more about this exciting project ?
What are you waiting for ? Email me to get your entry form and join us for a great experience, a fun day out and help raise vital funds for local people living with lung conditions. Or check out our justgiving page at the bottom of this page and donate online.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

A talk about being energy efficient

At our latest meeting on 16th January, Gareth Miles from NPower gave us quite a few useful tips about how switching off, using energy efficient light bulbs, draught proofing and insulating can save us pounds - maybe not enough for a trip abroad but certainly enough for a meal out or a day trip, so well worth taking the trouble.