Hot on the heels of donating two Christmas Hampers to our friendly care home Plas Y Dderwen the Quins were lucky enough to receive a further five hampers courtesy of the Scarlets Community Foundation.
As always the Quins asked for nominations from supporters for worthy recipients and there were no shortage of nominations. Following deliberations the recipients of the hampers were:
Carmarthenshire People First
Carmarthenshire People First is located in Spilman Street and is an independent charity promoting independent advocacy, support and training for adults with learning disabilities, based in Carmarthenshire.
Two hampers were presented by Paula (Quins Sponsorship) and husband Colin (Club Hon Secretary) to Simon and Wendy who are clients of the nominated charity, Carmarthenshire People First. Simon Rice is a previous match day photographer for the Quins and also acted as photographer for a number of other functions such as black tie events at the Club. The charity has used the club for annual events and Christmas dinners and Carmarthen RFC are pleased to recognise a long-standing partner in the community.
The photos were taken in the Debenhams building and also present were the Charity’s Managers, namely, Sarah Mackintosh and Ruth Lewis. Both Sarah and Ruth expressed their gratitude for being considered, particularly at this time of year and in the current circumstances, and asked to pass on their thanks and best wishes to everyone at the Quins.
Accident and Emergency Unit – Glangwili Hospital
Following an awful year that has affected everyone the A and E Department was nominated by club record point scorer Giles Thomas for the work that they have done and always do tirelessly to treat those of us unfortunate enough to need a visit.
As the winter continues and the pressures on the hospital increase the club felt it was a good nomination and delivered a hamper on Christmas Eve.
Chemotherapy Unit, Glangwili Hospital
Another deserving nomination for a unit that has one of the toughest roles within the NHS in administrating the treatment to individuals. When we dropped off the hamper on Christmas Eve there was nothing but smiles and we can imagine that this puts patients at ease and the staff should be commended.
The unit was nominated by Sue Evans.
Our final nomination was Betty Rees who has experienced an awful year losing both her son and husband during the year. The nomination was received by former Carmarthen resident Michael Williams who is former neighbour of Betty and asked if the Quins could possibly provide some Christmas Cheer. We were only too happy to deliver a hamper to spread the cheer.
It is only something small but we pride ourselves on being part of the community and try to give something back whenever we can particularly at these times.
Thank you to everyone who nominated and we are sorry if yours didn’t get selected but they were all worthy recipients and it was a difficult decision.