Watch a 3D walkthrough of the proposed TREAT Centre

Written by on 23rd April 2014. Posted in Information / About

Take a look at the 3D walk through of the proposed TREAT Centre for recovery. This is what we are currently raising funds to build on the land next to Morriston Hospital. With huge thanks to Boyes Rees Architects.

Swansea man planning to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats in a wheelchair

Written by on 22nd January 2014. Posted in News

A SWANSEA salon owner is gearing up for an epic wheelchair marathon in order to raise money for charity.

Mel Davies and Damian Hart

Damian Hart, manager of Tickled Kids Salon in Swansea, is planning to complete the route from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a wheelchair.

The 39 year old is hoping to complete the challenge on his own, in May 2015, after intensive training.

Mr Hart said: “I have lots of backing from the spinal surgeon at Morriston hospital and the University of South Wales.

“I am also hoping some Paralympic gold medallists will help me in my training for the event and get some more people on board.”

The challenge will raise money for Treat trust Wales which is aiming to provide a state of the art rehabilitation centre, to be built on land next to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, South Wales

Mr Hart said: “I really wanted to raise awareness of disabilities and the charity so decided to take part in this massive challenge.

“I have already started training and went out in the chair on Sunday for three hours to see how I cope in it.

“I am looking at getting an especially adapted chair because the route will be tough.

“I am feeling really excited and pumped about it at the moment.

“The adrenaline kicks in when I think about it.

“I am just keen to get started now.

“I have never done anything like this before so I have very much gone in at the deep end and got lots of planning to do.”

The ride will cover about 990 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End with around 60,000ft of climbing – which is twice the height of Everest.

Mr Hart said: “We are also making a documentary of my progress and the challenge and have already started filming.”

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Ex-Wales Skipper Joins Cause

Written by on 22nd January 2014. Posted in News

FORMER Wales rugby captain, Paul Thorburn is the latest famous face to become patron of a charity aiming to build a therapy and wellbeing centre near Morriston hospital.

“Becoming a patron and ambassador was just a case of formalising it and doing what I can to try to keep the profile of the charity as prominent as possible”

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(First published 16th December 2013 in The South Wales Evening Post, by Rachel Moses)

TREAT are delighted to welcome Paul Thorburn as patron

Written by on 9th January 2014. Posted in News

TREAT Trust Wales are delighted to welcome former Welsh rugby player, Paul Thorburn, as our newest charity patron.

Paul Thorburn

Melanie Davies, founder of the charity, said:

"We are thrilled that Paul has come on board to help support TREAT. We are looking forward to a very exciting 2014!"

A message from Michael

Written by on 2nd October 2013. Posted in News

A message from our patron, Michael Sheen, on TREAT Month.



What a wonderful initiative this is!

As a Patron, I’m delighted that three businesses in Swansea High Street’s Urban Village are teaming up together for our charity, TREAT Wales: The Raspberry Cakery putting on “The Great Swansea Bake-Off”, Mosaic Restaurant holding a “best recipe” competition and Tickled Children’s Hair Salon organising a children’s art competition.

It’s an absolute honour to be asked to decide the overall winner of the children’s pictures.

Each of the three age-groups will have an individual winner and it’s my privilege to judge which of these is the best overall. I look forward with eager anticipation to seeing the work of the three contenders.

I’m also delighted that the South Wales Evening Post (now itself a resident of the Urban Village) and Swansea Sound and the Wave are not only promoting the event but taking an active part. It is a pleasure to know that TREAT’s involvement will be helping to play a part in the High Street regeneration.

Regrettably my filming commitments in Los Angeles will prevent my being present in person at “Trick or TREAT Month”, but I shall be keeping closely in touch with what I know promises to be a significant and fun event involving people of all ages.

Trick or TREAT

Written by on 2nd October 2013. Posted in Fundraising

October is TREAT Month. A month of events and fundraising to raise awareness of TREAT Trust Wales and money. The events include Ladies Night, The GREAT Swansea Bake Off, a art competition, a recipe competition and (hopefully) much more. We are raising money to build a truly state-of-the-art centre for treatment, recovery, exercise and therapy – the first of its kind in Wales, even the UK. Help us build as much awareness as we can during October.

Treat Trust mourns loss of friend and former Trustee

Written by on 13th August 2013. Posted in News

Treat Trust are mourning the loss of former Trustee and friend Mike Chare.

Congratulations to TREAT patron Kev Johns on his Honorary Fellowship

Written by on 22nd July 2013. Posted in News

TREAT Trust Wales would like to congratulate our patron Kev Johns on his Honorary Fellowship of Swansea Metropolitan University.

ONE of the most famous fellas in Swansea has been made an Honorary Fellow of Swansea Metropolitan University.

Radio presenter, charity champion, Swans club chaplain, MBE and panto-stalwart Kev Johns picked up his fellowship at a graduation ceremony in Swansea’s Grand Theatre today.

Fellowships are the highest honour a university can bestow on members of the community.

Kev said: “This is one of the greatest honours I’ve ever had.

“I have stood on the stage of this beautiful theatre on many occasions but have never been prouder.

“I have shared this stage with many talented individuals but have never been more delight to share it with these fantastic young people.”


Read the full article on the South Wales Evening Post website.

Paul Potts backs Treat Trust Wales at meeting with Health Minister Mark Drakeford

Written by on 11th June 2013. Posted in News

A CHARITY brought in one of its big guns to add some star power at a top-level meeting with a Welsh Government minister that could be worth £1.5 million.


Treat Trust Wales is behind ambitious plans to develop a multi-million pound, state-of-the-art rehabilitation and wellbeing centre in the grounds of Morriston Hospital.

Representatives were invited to a meeting with Health Minister Mark Drakeford and sent a four-strong delegation to Cardiff Bay.

The Treat contingent comprised its president Paul Potts, founder Melanie Davies, her husband and Treat chairman Mike Davies and Morriston Hospital spinal surgeon Iona Collins, who is also backing the charity. "Mr Drakeford has not been health minister for long so the purpose of the meeting was to bring him up to speed with what Treat is," said Melanie.

"We had a meeting with his predecessor Lesley Griffiths last November, and in fact she briefed Mr Drakeford about us.

"It was a very positive meeting, very constructive and very useful in many ways.

"Potentially we could qualify for a Welsh Government grant of up to £1.5 million.

"The crux of it is our business plan. We did have one drawn up about 10 years ago but it needs to be updated in terms of the figures and demographics and so on."

Melanie, who is from Port Talbot but now lives with Mike near Pontardawe, broke her back in a motorbike accident as a 15-year-old schoolgirl more than 30 years ago.

She has also twice fought breast cancer. It was while recuperating from her first bout that Melanie came up with the idea of Treat Trust Wales.

Apart from Paul Potts, its backers include Michael Sheen and his father Meyrick, Rob Brydon, Kev Johns and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Treat will hold its annual general meeting in the burns and plastics seminar room in Morriston Hospital tonight, starting at 6pm.

"We will be discussing the business plan," said Melanie. "The Welsh Government has said it will provide advice and guidance as to how we go about updating it.

"But we need to find someone who is willing to give up some time and look at the business case to help us make the necessary changes."

TREAT Trust Wales AGM – 10th June 2013

Written by on 4th June 2013. Posted in News

The AGM for TREAT Trust Wales will be held on Monday, 10th June 2013 at 6pm in the Burns and Plastics Seminar Room at Morriston Hospital.

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