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Sadly, many of our events have been affected by the pandemic but we wanted to thank you for your wonderful support during 2020, we couldn’t have got through it without you.
As we enter 2021, hopeful of a better year, we know that our patients and their loved ones are still going to need your help now more than ever.
The good news is that we have been working closely with event partners and where possible we have events arranged for 2021 whilst adhering to the latest Welsh Government and Governing Body COVID-19 restrictions.
We have worked hard and developed some of our events as a virtual option such as our annual Six Mile Race and Go the Extra Mile/30 Challenge.
We are excited to have a number of events and campaigns on the horizon and welcome you to click on the tabs below and additional Get Involved pages to find out more how you can get involved and continue to support the Hospice to carry out the amazing work in supporting patients living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones.
Why not join #TeamHospiceoftheValleys by taking part in your own fundraising event, one of our Hospice events, change a habit, brave a shave or get more active? Click on the Hospice Events and Activities Link to see what’s coming up in 2021.
Phil was shell shocked when diagnosed with Prostate Cancer three years ago, age 44. Not knowing where else to turn, Phil self-referred to the hospice, already aware of the service as his father- in- law had received support.
“When I was diagnosed I was unsure where to turn. The hospice helped me understand my diagnosis and then explained the services they could provide to support me and my family”
Shortly after Phil’s referral his specialist nurse saw he was suffering from a number of stress induced problems and suggested complementary therapy.
“I was sceptical to begin with, but I could soon feel the benefits. My stress levels decreased and my sleep dramatically improved”.
Phil received reflexology, massage and aromatherapy he also received these treatments when staying at Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital.
The treatments improved Phil’s physical and psychological symptoms, allowing him to open up, discussing his fears and anxieties in a safe and relaxed environment.
“It was my oasis in life, it was me time and I didn’t get that anywhere else. I would highly recommend having complementary therapies to anyone who is unsure. They have helped me no end and I haven’t looked back since” Phil explained.
During Phil’s journey he accessed a variety of the hospice’s services including family support, nursing and therapies. The clinical team worked together providing the support Phil needed.
Phil was discharged from the hospice as his symptoms were controlled and stable. Although Phil was anxious about discharge, he worked with the team and knows that should anything change, the hospice is only ever a phone call away.
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