Thanks to donations, over £600 worth of arts and crafts have been supplied to Cilgerran Ward at Glangwili Hospital.

NHS charity Hywel Dda Charities funded mixed paints, PVA glue, paper roll, shape assortments and other materials for the children’s ward.

Karen Thomas, Head of Therapeutic Play, said:

“We are so grateful that charitable funds have allowed us to purchase new arts and crafts for Cilgerran Ward.

“Being able to play while in hospital means the children and young people can continue an aspect of their normal life. Arts and crafts help as they go through treatments and procedures in hospital, minimising the effects of isolation, stress and anxiety.

“The materials will help make the ward and all the areas the children attend more friendly and promote wellbeing for all.”

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said:

“The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

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