Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Seasonal Splash: Snow Photo on Golau Cancer Centre Website


Sunlight, Swansea Marina

 I am delighted to have a 'chilly' winter photo of Mumbles on the home page of the Golau Cancer Foundation in Wales.

The photograph, which you will see if you click here, was taken two winters ago from my upstairs study in our Swansea home. We looked out over the tower of Singleton Hospital and on to the Mumbles (featured in the photo) and then out across the Severn Estuary to Exmoor.

So what is the The Golau Cancer Foundation? What does it do?

It is the new name for fundraising for the South West Wales Cancer Centre, which is a part of the South Wales Cancer Network and is the second largest non-surgical Cancer Centre in the country. It cares for people living in Bridgend up to Aberystwyth, and across all of West Wales, supporting a population of more than 800,000 people.
The Golau Cancer Foundation gives over 45,000 treatments to people every year, helping tens of thousands of people and their families through the fight against Cancer.

The Cancer Centre, based at Singleton Hospital in Swansea, has patients referred for treatment from across the network: Neath Port Talbot, Morriston, Prince Phillip, West Wales General, Withybush and Bronglas.  The work of the Centre includes:
  • Local chemotherapy units
  • Chemotherapy Day Unit (based at Singleton)
  • Radiotherapy
  • In patient treatments and specialised cancer care wards
 And incidentally, the Golau Christmas card range can be found here. I particularly like the 'Robin Red Breast' card!

4 comments:

Mary said...

How wonderful for you! A great honor! and for such a worthy cause.

L. D. Burgus said...

This is a wonderful sight for you to see each day. Weather scenes would be interesting as storms would be rocking the boats around. Great photo.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Always nice to be able to support a good cause with your creative work!

Em Parkinson said...

Lovely robin. And what a great picture of Swansea; when I was there for the National Student Drama Festival in the early eighties, it was very, very dismal and depressing. I swore I'd never go back but you've changed my mind!