Friday 18 February 2011

Briton Ferry Health and Wellbeing Group.

Well, the ladies of Briton Ferry certainly put us through our paces and raised a lot of laughter. Gentle exercise really can be a lot of fun as well as being really good for you. Sorry, everyone was having such a good time no photos were taken. Must be better organised in future.

New equipment for pulmonary rehab

This month we bought equipment for the Pulmonary Rehab team at the Primary Resource Centre in Baglan Moors. They were delighted to take delivery of a treadmill, two exercise bikes, a set of pedals, a set of weights and the all important tea urn, for that relaxing cuppa when all the hard work is done. On Thursday this week we went to see it all in use and what a lovely time we had. We had our usual chat with the people in rehab, telling them all about our Breathe Easy group, all the fun we have, and we do hope they will come along to join us.

Pictures to follow

A big get together

Some of us went down to Bridgend on Tuesday to meet up the Breathe Easy group there along with some of Swansea Bay group. We chatted about this and that, drank a lot of tea and coffee and made a good job of demolishing the lovely cake kindly provided by the Bridgend group.
We had a lively exchange of ideas about how our groups are doing and what we should be doing. There was interest in joining our abseil in April, which would be great.
Bridgend group asked us to join them for ice cream and a paddle in Porthcawl in the summer, and we have asked them all to visit us in September for a knees up with the Neath Bees Knees group.

Monday 7 February 2011

Terrific Support

Local support has been wonderful for our annual fundraising event - Abseil at Dinas Rock.
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 and current National Small Business of the Year. Once again the company is generously giving it’s time and expertise free of charge to help our fundraising. So, again, a huge thanks to Call of the Wild.
This year Bob Granger, a local photographer has kindly offered to be our official photographer at no cost to us, another generous gesture.
Then today, Imbex Services have said they will provide first aid cover free of charge.
The generosity of these people, and those who sponsor our brave abseilers are what makes this event such a success
A huge thank you to them all.