Saturday 30 November 2013

Ystradgynlais Christmas Fair

We were up early, in the dark, on a cold and frosty morning, to get into the hall in time to get a good table position. Our dolls sold well - £70.00 taken for our Breathe Easy group which makes all the work involved worthwhile.
Now I need to make lots more Welsh ladies, they are always the first to go, but I am going to have a night off knitting tonight and give my fingers a rest.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

World COPD Day - 20th November 2013

COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - is a rotten thing to have. It can be debilitating, isolating and cause anxiety and depression as well as breathlessness and nasty chest infections. But it doesn't have to be all gloom and doom. This week there is lots of information out there to support and help. Our Awareness Stand is in the Baglan Resource Centre, near Aberavon Beach.

Come and see us, find out about our Breathe Easy group which meets once a month in the Owain Glyndwr Community Centre in Neath. Being a member of a support group solves many of the problems associated with chronic conditions. We welcome all people with lung conditions and their carers and support each other through good times and bad.

We meet regularly for lunch, have days out and fundraise on a grand scale to help pay for research into lung disease and to support the work of British Lung Foundation.

Our carers go coal mining.
Campaigning at the Welsh Assembly

Celebrating Christmas
At the National Gardens

Our annual abseil fundraising event

A brave abseiler

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Monday lunches

For the last two years we have been meeting for lunch, every first Monday in the month, at various pubs in the area. We have a lovely choice of locations from the coast to forest and waterfall country.
This month the lunch was in memory of our friend and former chairman, Helen, who sadly passed away earlier this year. She had always enjoyed these lunch gatherings and treated our group to this occasion.

Helen, we remember you with fondness and memories of much laughter. You always could see the silly side of things.