Michael Sheen-backed charity to star at Swansea Business Club

Written by on 11th October 2010. Posted in News

THE founder of an ambitious Welsh charity backed by Hollywood star Michael Sheen is guest speaker at Swansea Business Club next month (Friday, November 5).

Melanie Davies launched Treat Trust Wales to improve the wellbeing of southwest Wales communities and to create a world-class centre of excellence in Swansea to aid the disabled, ill and infirm.

As well as The Damned United star Sheen, her backers include Port Talbot singing sensation Paul Potts, comedian Owen Money, Paralympic legend Dame Tanni Grey- Thompson and former rugby star Gwyn Jones.

Melanie Davies became a paraplegic following a motorbike accident when she was 15. Originally from Port Talbot and now living in the Swansea Valley,  she aims to raise £10million to create the Treat Trust Wales therapy centre next to Swansea's Morriston Hospital.

She said: "I'm really looking forward to my visit to Swansea Business Club. Celebrities, the community and businesses are already supporting us but we have a long way to go to make our dream a reality."

Club president Spencer Feeney said: "Melanie is an inspirational figure who has big plans for Treat Trust Wales and all the people it will assist. I urge the Swansea business community to come along and hear what she has to say."

Business club secretary Bruce Roberts said: "Our meeting on November 5 should provide great inspiration for us all. Melanie has been through a lot but she's a fighter and she does it with great humour."

Melanie Davies is guest speaker at Swansea Business Club's lunch at the city's Marriott Hotel, on Friday, November 5, from 12.30-2.30pm.

To book your place, contact Lisa Williams at Effective Communication before October 30 – phone 029 2064 6860, email lwilliams@effcom.co.uk

To find out more about the Swansea Business Club and become a member, visit the website: www.swanseabusinessclub.com

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