Carmarthen Quins have been donated a tablet by Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd who recently undertook a virtual journey to many rugby clubs in Wales with the Quins being one of them. During this mammoth fundraising effort the Cardiff based rugby club raised over £11,000 and have bought tablets that are being donated to care homes across Wales. As the Quins was one of the virtual destinations a tablet has been given to the club to donate to a care home of their choice. The main organiser Chris (Pedro) Jones said even though they were a Cardiff based club, they feel they are more like “the club of Wales” after their fundraising trip #KeepWalesConnected
Chairman Jeff Davies stated “As a club we wanted to build on the links that our Mini and Junior section have with Plas y Dderwen Care Home in Johnstown where some of our mini players have previously visited to wrap a handmade scarf (knitted by residents, family and staff) around the entire home. The club also has links with the home as the Deputy Manager Katherine Evans is a mother of one of our under 10s and wife of the Under 10s coach, so for us it was a natural choice. We are aware that General Manager Nicki Hockly, Kath and all the staff have been working tirelessly during these strange times to ensure the residents continue to receive excellent care and we thought that this would be of great use to them in helping the residents perhaps keep in touch with their families or as part of their daily activities. We are a very community focussed club and whilst there may be no rugby currently we wanted to do something for a home that is close to the clubs heart”
Deputy Manager Kath welcomed the kind donation and said “On behalf of Nicki and Plas Y Dderwen we are absolutely delighted to accept this donation from Carmarthen Quins and sincerely thank Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd for their hard work hobbling/walking/jogging to Carmarthen as part of their fundraising efforts. This follows on from a lovely donation from the mini and junior section who donated gifts for our residents. The tablet will help us to continue to enable more of our residents to maintain visual contact with their relatives and friends during these unprecedented times. We are honoured to be thought of by the Quins who have always been happy to support our events over the last couple of years and we know that this community engagement will go from strength to strength into the future. The community support has been overwhelming and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all and hope you all remain safe and well”.