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TREAT's Vice-President Celebrates Golden Wedding Anniversary

TREAT Trust Wales' Vice-President, Meyrick Sheen, and his wife Irene celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at Blanco's in Port Talbot.


Rob Brydon signs his new book for TREAT

Mel & Mike were pleased to have the opportunity to meet up with TREAT Patron Rob Brydon on his recent visit to Swansea.


Swansea Business Club supports TREAT Trust Wales

TREAT Trust Wales are delighted to be recognised as one of Swansea Business Club's chosen charities for this year alongside the Alzheimer's Society.

'I'd be chuffed to help Amy tell her story'

A TOP author has stepped up to help Swansea teenager Amy-Claire Davies tick off another wish on her list.

The 16-year-old from Llansamlet has an undiagnosed terminal condition that is affecting her immune system.

But far from feeling sorry for herself, Amy-Claire has compiled a list of 250 things she wants to achieve in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

One of them is to be driven around in a luxury sports car, leading to her being inundated with offers.

Now Melanie Davies, the driving force behind Swansea-based Treat Trust Wales, wants to help the teenager fulfil another dream, which is to write her own book.

Treat aims to develop a £10 million therapy centre at Morriston Hospital.

Melanie, who broke her back in a motorbike accident aged 15, came up with the idea recovering from the first of her two bouts of breast cancer.

Her remarkable story is recounted in her best-selling autobiography, Never Say Die. Now she says she would love to help Amy-Claire tell her own story.

"If she wants any help, advice or support I would be chuffed to do whatever I can," said Melanie, who is from Port Talbot but now lives near Pontardawe with husband and fellow Treat campaigner Mike.

"I am hugely impressed with her. She is really brave, and I don't mean that in a condescending sense.

"The fact that she has this positive outlook just blew my mind. She is being so sensible and mature."

Amy-Claire has said she did not want a diagnosis as it would be a timeline of what would happen to her. She wanted to live her life to the full rather than be "poked and prodded in hospital".

Melanie said: "She's absolutely right to take that attitude. When I was 15 I was told I wouldn't see my 30th birthday and I'm 47 now.

"You never know what is around the corner.

"I've had breast cancer twice and a neurological disease, and I'm still here.

"I kept going by keeping busy and Amy-Claire is doing the same."

The teenager's mum Caroline said: "It's a very kind offer and we will definitely be talking to Melanie about it."


Come support TEAM GB Wheelchair Rugby

With one year to go until the Paralympic Games, the GB Cup provides the perfect preparation for the GB team. With some of the best teams in the world coming to the UK, the GB Cup will be one of the toughest competitions of 2011 and 2012.

Date: 6th - 8th September
Venue: Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff
Teams: GB, Australia, Japan, Sweden & Belgium


6th September Day 1

10am - JP vs SWE
12pm - Aus vs BEL
3pm - GB vs SWE
5pm - AUS vs JP
7pm - GB vs BEL

7th September Day 2

10am - BEL vs SWE
12pm - AUS vs GB
3pm - BEL vs JP
5pm - AUS vs SWE
7pm - JP vs GB

8th September Day 3

9am – 1 v 4
11am – 2 v 3
1pm – 3rd v 4th
3pm – 1st v 2nd

So come on down and cheer on your local heroes to victory!  To find out more about wheelchair rugby or 'murderball' click here

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