HYWEL Dda Health Charities has launched its annual Christmas Give a Gift Appeal to support our Chemotherapy Day Unit patients across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

The Give a Gift Appeal aims to make this year’s Christmas more comfortable for patients undergoing chemotherapy in our hospitals over the festive period.

‘Give a Gift’ encourages the public to log on to a ‘wish list’ on amazon.co.uk and buy a gift to support our patients. The wish list can be found by searching for ‘Hywel Dda’ on

Amazon’s ‘Your lists’ tab and includes a wide range of gifts available to purchase. The wish list can also be found by visiting https://amzn.to/2CD7P9S.

Hywel Dda University Health Board’s Chemotherapy Day Units deliver anti-cancer treatments in an outpatient setting from Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth, Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen, Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest.

Our dedicated specialist nursing teams have carefully chosen items for the Gift a Gift Appeal that will be of most benefit to our patients both during and after their treatments to help ease some of the inevitable side effects. Items include warm beanie hats, bandanas and caps for those suffering from hair loss, hand and body creams, warm socks and gloves as some treatments increase sensitivity to the cold.

Marie Williams, Senior Sister said “This appeal is an amazing opportunity to show support to people in Carmarthenshire who are going through cancer treatment at this time of the year. The gifts purchased from the Give a Gift appeal will make a real difference to our patients.

“Many of our patients will experience side effects such as hair loss, skin dryness, sleep disruption and fatigue. We have selected the gifts with these things in mind. The gifts themselves and the sentiment that someone has thought about them, will make a huge difference to our patients at a difficult time. We will be truly grateful for every gift that we receive.”

Sarah Jennings Director of Partnerships and Corporate Services said: “We are delighted to launch our Give a Gift Appeal for the third year running with the aim of making Christmas extra special for our Chemotherapy Day Unit patients. Each gift purchased will provide comfort to our patients during their treatment.”

All gifts received will be distributed to Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth, Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen, Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest.

Hywel Dda Health Charities is a registered charity which supports patients, staff and services within Hywel Dda Local University Health Board.

For more information, please contact Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities on 01267 239815

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