Disability charity boosted by Treat from singing star

Written by on 28th September 2010. Posted in News

A charity has been singing the praises of Paul Potts after he signed up as its latest big-name ambassador.

The Britain's Got Talent winner, who has gone on to forge an international recording and performing career, is now a patron of the Treat Trust Wales, which already boasts Michael Sheen as its president.

It was set up by Melanie Davies, who lives in the Swansea Valley but is originally from Port Talbot, where Paul has his home, and aims to develop a £10 million therapy centre in the grounds of Morriston Hospital.

Melanie's husband and fellow campaigner Mike Davies said Meyrick Sheen, Michael's dad and the charity's vice-president, first spoke to him about Treat.

"I then took some literature to Paul's home and had a chat with his wife Jules," said Mike, a former Morriston Hospital surgeon.

"We then had a message from Paul's manager that Paul wanted to help.

"We called back and said the next time Paul was in Port Talbot we would love to meet him. He was up for that so we all went for a meal together in Castellamare in Mumbles and he seemed very positive about the whole thing."

Paul joins the ranks of existing patrons who include Paralympic legend Dame Tanni Grey- Thompson and former rugby star Gwyn Jones.

Mike said the singer wanted to take a hands-on approach to the role.

"Paul told us he would like to find a slot in his diary and put on a concert for us in this neck of the woods," he added. "We are delighted he is on board."

Paul said: "I am very proud to be asked to be a patron of Treat Trust. Its aims of having a centre for people to recover, recuperate and be made ready to return to normal life after serious illness or through disability is revolutionary.

"I think it would be fantastic for the people of South and West Wales to have access to such an important and empowering facility.

"I look forward to working closely with Treat Trust to make what has been a labour of love for Mel Davies for the past 10 years a reality."

President Michael Sheen added: "It's absolutely great to have Paul come on board with us at Treat Trust.

"His enthusiasm and grasp of the importance of what Treat Trust can provide to the people of South and West Wales is very gratifying. I know it will continue to be an inspiring and very fruitful relationship."

If you want to get involved with Treat Trust Wales visit www.treattrust.org.uk, email info@treattrust.org.uk or call 07792 540466.

SOURCE: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Disability-charity-boosted-Treat-singing-star/article-2687871-detail/article.html

Dream of £10m therapy

Written by on 24th August 2010. Posted in News

A CHARITY is looking to recruit an army of volunteers to help make one woman's dream come true.

TREAT Trust Wales is behind ambitious plans to develop a £10 million therapy centre in the grounds of Morriston Hospital.

It is the brainchild of Melanie Davies, who lives with husband Mike in the Swansea Valley and came up with the original idea for the centre while fighting breast cancer nearly 10 years ago.

TREAT, whose president is Hollywood star Michael Sheen, is planning to develop the centre in phases and will be seeing grants from a variety of sources.

But, in the meantime, it wants volunteers to help spread the word.

"We wanr people who will be based in the main entrance and outpatients' department at Morriston Hospital, giving out leaflets and also explaining what we are trying to achieve with the project," said Melanie, of Gellinudd.

"An enormous number of people use the hospital, and it will go a long way towards assuring them that something nice is coming."

Call Melanie or Mike on 01792 864098, email info@treattrust.org.uk or check out the website at www.treattrust.org.uk.

SOURCE: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Dream-163-10m-therapy/article-2560019-detail/article.html

AM backs rehab centre bid

Written by on 18th August 2010. Posted in News

A SWANSEA-BASED AM is lending his support to a campaign to set-up a specialised rehabilitation centre at a city hospital.

 

City GP Dai Lloyd, who is also Plaid AM for South Wales West, has been involved with talks over plans to develop a £10 million therapy centre within the grounds of the city's Morriston Hospital.

Dr Lloyd has met with Treat (Treatment, Rehabilitation, Exercise and Therapy) Trust Wales founder Melanie Davies, and has taken the step of writing to Assembly Health Minister Edwina Hart underlining his support.

The charity already has the backing of Port Talbot actor Michael Sheen, who is its president.

Dr Lloyd said: "A rehabilitation centre such as this is much-needed in South Wales, and Morriston Hospital is ideally placed to develop such a specialist centre of excellence. The land is available, they have the backing of the ABM University Health Board, along with the backing of high-profile members of society."

An Assembly spokesman said Mrs Hart would respond to Dr Lloyd when she received his letter.

Source: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/backs-rehab-centre-bid/article-2532874-detail/article.html

Charity spreads its web thanks to caring IT firm

Written by on 11th August 2010. Posted in News

A CITY charity is going global — with a little help from its friends.

Treat Trust Wales is developing ambitious plans to create a £10 million therapy centre in the grounds of Morriston Hospital.

Now it has unveiled a bigger and better website designed to spread its message.

 

Article in SWEP - August 10th 2010

Although the charity, whose president is actor Michael Sheen, already had a web presence its original was put together quickly to coincide with the publication of founder member Melanie Davies's autobiography, Never Say Die.

Now Treat has teamed up with Business Systems Services (BSS), based at Garngoch Industrial Estate in Gorseinon, to reach out to an international audience.

Melanie and husband Mike, a former surgeon, are behind Treat Trust Wales.

"We needed a website in a hurry when Never Say Die came out and Mike's son Phil set one up for us," said Melanie.

"As things developed we had to keep updating it and as Phil lives away we didn't really have the ability to do that."

The Evening Post is backing Treat's campaign to raise its first £1 million in 12 months, so Melanie contacted editor-in- chief Spencer Feeney for advice and he suggested BSS.

That led to a meeting with Rhian Daniel and Neil Page from the Gorseinon IT specialist.

"We made it clear we didn't have any money but that we wanted a website so we could go global and show everybody what we were doing," said Melanie.

"We asked if they could help and they said they would be delighted to.

"It's lovely to have local firms helping us in this way. We now have a cracking website, which is regularly updated.

"We are hoping people will have a look at it, see what we are trying to achieve, and then decide to help — either by joining Treat or by raising money."

If you want to get involved with Treat Trust Wales check out the website at www.treattrust.org.uk, email the charity at info@treattrust.org.uk or call 07792 540466.

SOURCE: South Wales Evening Post, Tuesday, 10th August 2010
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Charity-spreads-web-thanks-caring-firm/article-2506860-detail/article.html

paul.lewis@swwmedia.co.uk

Raise funds the ‘easy’ way for TREAT Trust Wales

Written by on 20th July 2010. Posted in News

Help TREAT Trust Wales raise money while you shop or search online.

 

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TREAT Trust Wales have signed up to online fundraising services easyfundraising.org.uk and easysearch.org.uk. Once registered, users can shop online and search the internet while raising money for their chosen charity. All you need to do is register using the link below and select 'TREAT Trust Wales' as your chosen charity, then shop via the easyfundraising website with over 200 retailers or search the internet.

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Register with easyfundraising at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/treatwales

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Treat AGM at University

Written by on 17th June 2010. Posted in News

A CHARITY is holding its annual general meeting in Swansea next month.

Treat Trust Wales is developing a £10 million therapy centre in the grounds of Morriston Hospital.

 

Supporters include Hollywood star Michael Sheen.

Its AGM will be held in the large seminar room in Swansea University's Institute For Life Sciences on Monday, July 26, at 6pm.

Source: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Treat-AGM-university/article-2317080-detail/article.html

Old friend aids trust with biker gig night

Written by on 4th June 2010. Posted in News

Big-hearted bikers are revving up to help a Swansea-based charity.

They have donated hundreds of pounds to Treat Trust Wales, which is developing a £10 million therapy centre in the grounds of Morriston Hospital – with the prospect of more to come.

And it cam about through a chance reunion between two childhood friends after nearly 30 years apart.

Read full article.

Source: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/news/Old-friend-aids-trust-biker-gig-night/article-2267480-detail/article.html

Surgeon embarks on marathon bike-ride

Written by on 14th May 2010. Posted in News

Retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Neath & Swansea) Alun Clement is cycling solo from Land's End to John o'Groats to raise funds for TREAT Trust Wales.

 

He set off from Land's End on General Election day, Thursday 6th May 2010, and has now reached the Scottish border.

Early days were tougher than expected with decidedly unseasonable north-easterly headwinds in the South-West of England but, despite this, his schedule was maintained and along the Welsh Marches and North-West of England he made up time and is currently a day ahead of his original plans.

He has set up a donation page on the Just Giving site:- www.justgiving.co.uk/Alun-Clement

Please support this tremendous effort, selflessly given for TREAT Trust Wales with as big a donation as you can – and if you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid it so that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs can contribute their 20 per cent as well.

Alun Clement cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats for TREAT

Written by on 14th May 2010. Posted in News

Alun Clement is cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats for TREAT Trust Wales

Retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Neath & Swansea) Alun Clement is cycling solo from Land’s End to John o’Groats to raise funds for TREAT Trust Wales.

  

He set off from Land’s End on General Election day, Thursday 6th May 2010, and has now reached the Scottish border.

Early days were tougher than expected with decidedly unseasonable north-easterly headwinds in the South-West of England but, despite this, his schedule was maintained and along the Welsh Marches and North-West of England he made up time and is currently a day ahead of his original plans.

He has set up a donation page on the Just Giving site:- www.justgiving/Alun-Clement

Please support this tremendous effort, selflessly given for TREAT Trust Wales with as big a donation as you can – and if you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid it so that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs can contribute their 20 per cent as well.

Alun Clement cycling Land’s End to John o’Groats

Written by on 14th May 2010. Posted in News

Alun Clement is cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats for TREAT Trust Wales

Retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Neath & Swansea) Alun Clement is cycling solo from Land’s End to John o’Groats to raise funds for TREAT Trust Wales.

  

He set off from Land’s End on General Election day, Thursday 6th May 2010, and has now reached the Scottish border.

Early days were tougher than expected with decidedly unseasonable north-easterly headwinds in the South-West of England but, despite this, his schedule was maintained and along the Welsh Marches and North-West of England he made up time and is currently a day ahead of his original plans.

He has set up a donation page on the Just Giving site:- www.justgiving/Alun-Clement

Please support this tremendous effort, selflessly given for TREAT Trust Wales with as big a donation as you can – and if you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid it so that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs can contribute their 20 per cent as well.

 

 

 

 

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