St. Kentigern Hospice Nets Donation From Local Angling Club
Rhyl and St Asaph Angling Association presented a cheque for Ł500 to St Kentigern Hospice from the sale of books donated to the Association by Brian Dowell of Prestatyn, a long serving and respected member of the Association.
Brian kindly donated over 400 books connected with game fishing for salmon, sea trout and linked interests which he had collected over a lifetime. The proceeds from the sale of the books he wished to be divided between St Kentigern Hospice and the Association.
His generosity is much appreciated. There are still a number of excellent fishing books available for sale and the Angling Association can be contacted through www.rhylandstasaphanglers.org
St. Kentigern Hospice, in St Asaph, is committed to meeting the needs of people, with active, progressive or advanced illness, within a warm, homely, safe, nurturing environment.
Pictured are Lindsey Thomas (Community Fundraiser) with Angling Association committee members David Gartside, Dave Roberts, Ian Macdonald, John Morris and Martin Guiver.
Mayor Visits Manvan
Mayor and Mayoress of St.Asaph, Councillor and Mrs. Colin Hardie, recently paid a visit to the Tenovus Manvan at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd where they were shown around the facility and had the pleasure of meeting members of the staff.
So, what is a ManVan?
The ManVan is a converted, 38ft American-style motorhome. It's bringingadvice, one to one counselling, couples’ counselling, group support and welfare rights advice to men who live in deprived or hard-to-reach areas. We know men aren’t always comfortable talking about their worries, so we’ve designed a space specifically with them in mind.
Did you know around,600 men are diagnosed with prostate or testicular cancer every year in Wales? Or that incidence of prostate cancer is 25% higher in Wales than in the UK overall*? As survival rates improve, each year there are even more men living with and beyond cancer.
Living with cancer can affect all areas of someone’s life; from their finances and emotional wellbeing to their relationships. Which is why the ManVan isn’t just for men. It’s also for their partners too, providing both one-to-one and couples’ counselling.
Following his visit Councillor Hardie told the City Times, “Traditionally men have been reluctant to discuss their health problems but this unique mobile counselling facility enables men and/or their families to discuss their concerns after having received a male cancer diagnosis or treatment. The staff are pleasant and professional and can offer help and advise on any matter involving male cancers. I would encourage anyone to visit this facility during one of its frequent visits to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd”