During the crisis caused by the Covid 19 Global Pandemic the work of the key workers within the country led by the NHS has been outstanding in exceptionally difficult circumstances. Many people have raised significant sums of money including Sir Captain Tom Moore who raised over £30m for the NHS. Along with businesses the Charitable sector has seen significant losses to their income with Events cancelled and the closure of their retail fund raising arms. The officials at Ebbw Vale have considered how we can help in some way and we believe that as a club that owes its excellent home facility to a Miners Welfare Trust we should look to support a local charity.
Ebbw Vale RFC are delighted to launch a fundraising partnership with Hospice of the Valleys who’s main facilities are a mile away from our Eugene Cross Park home. The Hospice has been a strong and welcome presence in the community of Blaenau Gwent for a number of years providing fantastic service to those affected by life limiting illnesses such as Cancer and Dementia. Many within the club have faced the difficulties caused by the these all too prevalent illnesses and as a club we have taken part in fund raising for the Hospice for a number of years. Their work within our community underpins the work of the NHS in these areas and is extremely important in providing a level of care that all within our fantastic community deserve and we want to play a part in ensuring that the this wonderful and needed work continues as strongly as it has for many years to come.
Chairman Ebbw Vale RFC
As proud ambassador of Hospice of the Valleys, I’m very happy to be supporting Ebbw Vale RFC in their joint venture with the Hospice in raising vital funds for both organisations. The amazing staff at the Hospice provide vital care and support for people in our community with life limiting illness. Throughout this current global crisis, the Hospice have continued to provide the exceptional services to those in greatest need.
As a former Ebbw Vale player, it’s a privilege to be supporting a genuine community club, with a rich history in Welsh rugby and strong cultural values. These unprecedented times are certainly a challenge for us all. However, I believe it’s also a time that brings out the best in people. An opportunity for us as individuals to shine, by giving back to our community.
Theses times will pass, we will shake hands, hug and have a drink together again. So, until then will you please support these two great organisations in whatever way possible. As always, we are so grateful for your support and friendship.
Stay safe & well
“Its fantastic to see that as a club we have partnered with such a worthy charity “Hospice of the Valleys” for the forth coming 2020/21 season. I know that it is a charity that is close to so many people who are associated with the club and the town itself. Hopefully this association will bring increased awareness and funds to the charity over the year. As a playing and management group we are looking forward to getting involved and helping out as much as we can and I am sure you will agree it is a great choice and worthy cause”.
Ebbw Vale RFC
“Our Hospice of the Valleys team are working alongside our NHS colleagues in the community providing support wherever it is needed, be it in a patients home, in hospital or in one of the fourteen local care homes. Our amazing Hospice at Home team are helping to protect the NHS by helping to avoid hospital admissions where we can, our team are truly are on the frontline providing palliative care where our patients and those who matter most to them need us now more than ever before. The demand on our services has not gone away as we continue with our day to day support and also deal with Covid-19 on top of this. We need the support of the local community to help us raise vital funds and continue being there for our patients and their families.
We must say a huge thank you to Ebbw Vale RFC who have chosen to support the Hospice at this challenging time, we know our Hospice means so much to the Club, its players, supporters and community as a whole who have really taken the Hospice to their hearts. We also hope that this fantastic initiative receives the support it deserves which will of course benefit the Club and Hospice in helping to secure the futures for us both.”
Julie Williams, Business & Community Fundraising Manager, Hospice of the Valleys
About The Hospice
Hospice of the Valleys provides specialist palliative care to the people of Blaenau Gwent. We work with people who have a life limiting condition such as heart failure, COPD and Cancer. Specialist Palliative Care can help patients and their families with physical, emotional, social and financial problems that are difficult to control. We can help to plan ahead, provide support at the end of life and through bereavement. Patients may only need care from the Hospice for a short time and can be discharged from us if their symptoms are controlled. We also have a designated service for patients with Dementia and their carers called CARIAD (Care and Respect in Advanced Dementia).
Our team is made up of professionals who have all had additional training and experience in palliative care. The team provides care for patients;
· At home.
· In their regular place of residence including nursing homes, Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan or Ysbyty Tri Chwm.
· At our out-patient clinical in the Hospice in Ebbw Vale.
A percentage of monies raised will be donated to the Hospice when the fundraiser ends.
Thank You for your support to both the Hospice and Club