White Collar Boxing Night raises over £1,000 for children’s nursing services

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Pictured above, left to right: Nicola Thomas, Community Children’s Nurse; Stallion Boxing Gym owner Angelo Dragone and fundraising manager Claire Rumble.

An evening of white collar boxing raised £1,178.43 for Hywel Dda Community Children’s Nursing Services.

The event, hosted by Stallion Boxing Gym owner Angelo Dragone, was held on May 13, 2022, at the Selwyn Samuel Center & Lliedi Suite, Llanelli.

Community-based child nursing services support children and young people with long and short-term health needs in their independence and help their families care for them safely at home, reducing the need for hospitalization.

They also support and train school and respite staff to enable children and youth to attend school to maximize their life potential, and they provide families with access to respite care.

Funds raised from this event will help nurses obtain training materials and organize events to benefit the lives of the children and young people the service supports.

Angelo Dragone, owner of Stallion Boxing Gym, said, “I was incredibly happy to raise money for Community Nursing Services for Children. Nicola, who is a community children’s nurse, trains at Stallion Boxing Gym and told me a lot about the service. They offer a lot to less fortunate children.

“Thank you to everyone who attended the evening and donated to this incredible cause.”

Sara McDonnell, Team Leader of Community Children’s Nursing Services, said: “’Thank you for making this kind donation to the Community Children’s Nursing (CCN) Team. The CCN team is a small team of nurses working in the three counties of the Hywel Dda University Health Board, covering Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. We have nurses based in Llanelli, Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Cardigan and Aberystwyth. We care for children and young people in the community.

“These may be children with short-term health needs, but mainly children and young people with complex long-term health needs. We support the child by promoting their independence and empowering their family to care for them safely at home, reducing the need for hospitalization. We support and train school and respite staff to enable the child and youth to attend school to maximize their life potential and provide families with access to respite care.

“The fabulous donation collected during this event will help us obtain training materials and organize events to benefit the lives of the children and young people we support. Thanks again for supporting us. »

For more information, please contact Josey Vaughan Hughes, Communications Assistant, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 07790 831735 / 01267 239815

Hywel Dda Health Charities is the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board. The charity’s aim is to make a positive difference to the health, wellbeing and experience of patients, service users and NHS staff in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. Generous charitable donations received from patients, their families and local communities do not replace NHS funding, but are used to provide services and activities beyond what the NHS can provide.

Hywel Dda Health Charities raises and distributes funds to improve local NHS services through:

  • Provide extra comfort to the patient to make the time spent in the hospital more comfortable.
  • Provide the latest medical equipment for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Create a more welcoming environment for patients, their families and staff.
  • Support staff learning and development and well-being initiatives.
  • Improving care in our local communities.
  • Fund research projects to improve our understanding of new and emerging treatments, provide healthy living and health promotion initiatives.

For more information visit: www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk

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