December was busy with social events and activities for carers. We held two Christmas lunches, one for the Book Club members and another for the Mental Health support group. The 4 December saw our annual ‘Midwinter Mingle’ at the Mansion House. The Lord Mayor of Swansea, Ceinwen Thomas, presented certificates to our volunteers, in particular, Dennis Nelson who has volunteered at Ty Conway for over 20 years!
The end of the month was extremely hectic – it was all hand’s on deck to send out our newsletter The Courier. The magazine is an important marketing tool for the organisation and is packed with information, events and training. The Courier is mailed out to 3,500 carers in Swansea. Many thanks to the volunteers and staff who stuffed envelopes.
The 19 December was a sad day for us because it was our Director Shirley Bowen’s last day at Swansea Carers Centre. Shirley has taken early retirement and we wish her every happiness.
In the New Year we will welcome Eleanor Norton as our new Director.
Happy New Year