Patient & Family Stories

Candour Talent

“At Candour Talent, we take pride in our partnership with Hospice of the Valleys. By supporting their incredible organization as our Charity of the Year, we have experienced numerous benefits that align perfectly with our values. Our collaboration has provided us with increased visibility in the community and our brand becomes synonymous with compassion and social responsibility as we actively support the hospice’s fundraising campaigns and initiatives. Through our partnership, we have the privilege of bringing about significant change and impact in the community. By supporting the hospice’s mission to provide vital care to patients and families, we are making a tangible difference in people’s lives. This shared goal has boosted morale among our employees and encouraged team building activities, as we work together towards a common purpose. By aligning ourselves with such an esteemed organisation, we enhance our own reputation as a socially conscious and community-driven recruitment specialist. Together Candour Talent and Hospice of the Valleys are making a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and families in our community.”

Tricia Scott, Operations Director, Candour Talent


Candour Talent – What they did!

  • Team Volunteering/Team Building Day by painting our Ebbw Vale Shop.
  • Organized a Fire Walk for the staff to fundraise for the Hospice.
  • Supported by entering our Golf Days and hole sponsorship.
  • Organized a stock donation day.
  • Continuing to support us a Charity Partner of the Year.
  • Supported our Go Yellow and 12 Ways of Christmas Campaigns.
  • Supported our Summer Raffle.

CARIAD Art celebration

Over the past 5 weeks the CARIAD Group have been participating in creative and therapeutic art to enhance their well-being, where all the artefacts made have been inspired by the forest.

People living with dementia, carers, staff and volunteers have worked together to produce a communal piece of art – ‘The CARIAD Tree of Life’ – a mixed media wall hanging which represents growth, strength and resilience in times of adversity. The project was kindly supported by Tai Calon.

At the end of the project we invited family, friends, staff and volunteers along to a celebratory event to view the pieces of art work. Just under 40 people attended the event. There was a short reading of a poem which complimented the art work. There was also an opportunity for attendees to participate in a short workshop to experience some of the well-being benefits as enjoyed by our participants. We enjoyed a buffet with ‘Black Forest’ dessert to keep in with the theme. We had a nice sing along and dance at the end of a very successful event.

We are hoping to display the art works in our Hospice shops over the next few months for everyone to see.

Gavin and Lacy

Gavin and Lacy share what being a Hospice of the Valleys Volunteer means to them


“I personally enjoy interacting with customers on the shop floor and learning how to display merchandise on shop floor.

I also, enjoy working with such a fantastic team.

Since I started volunteering for Hospice of the Valleys, it has introduced me to new people and boosted my confidence.  It has also helped decrease my anxiety.

It has also encouraged me to have more belief in myself as well as allowing me to gain and improve my organizational, team leadership, interpersonal skills.

I enjoy giving back to the Community and would strongly advise others to give it a go you couldn’t work with a better team.”

Lacy– Merthyr Shop Volunteer


“When I first started I didn’t want to work the till as I didn’t feel confident enough, I have received a lot of training since I have started  in the Merthyr shop which has helped me grow my confidence. I can now help cover the shop on the Mangers days off. I have also received in-depth Manual handling training which have given me the opportunity to help as a van assistant which I enjoy doing very much ”

Gavin – Retail volunteer/ Van Assistant

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