North Wales Dragons

The North Wales Dragons were formed in 2009 as a way to raise funds and awareness for various charities. Having raised £2000 for charity in our first year, they decided to hold another event the year after, since then their main fund raising day has become an annual event.
Throughout the rest of the year they play many like-minded football teams, helping them raise money for charities.
Boots for Africa, Help for Heroes, Neves Charities, Clic Sargent and Cancer UK’s ‘Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer are all charities that have benefited from our involvement in fund raising which has seen them generate approximately £20,000.00 of money for good causes to date.
Always wishing to build walls higher with each passing year, they try and make each of their fund raising days bigger, in 2013/14 they involved even more teams with the aim of raising money for more charities.
With the continuing success of the charity football team, in 2012 they became a not for profit social enterprise. Subsequently forming the ‘Plus’ Project. The project is aimed at demonstrating how business and good causes can work together for the mutual benefit of both parties.
Although based in the Llandudno Junction area, the team travel throughout Wales and across borders to other countries having many tales however, what goes on on tour, stays on tour!

TAKE TO THE SKIES AND HELP TO SAVE LIVES!

Do something exciting this year and help Welsh Hearts to continue its life-saving work across Wales.

Be a part of our Skydive Day on Saturday 8th July. This is a tandem skydive so you will experience the thrill of freefall and enjoy a high performance canopy ride whilst attached to a fully qualified instructor. All we ask is that you raise a target sponosrship of £320. But fear not, we’re here to help you with ideas on how to fundraise! 

You will skydive from 12,000 feet and be freefalling at 120mph! Your instructor will deploy the parachute by 5,000 feet so you’ll be able to take in the fantastic views of the Gower Peninsular!

By supporting Wales’ leading heart charity, we’ll provide you with a t-shirt so you can wear it on the day of the skydive to show everybody who you’re taking the plunge for!

This is truly an experience of a lifetime so sign up today: http://bit.ly/2juE91v

❤️ #WelshHeartsSkydiveDay ❤️

Singer set to raise thousands of pounds for heart charity

Singer Lesley Garrett will be singing at a Christmas Concert to help raise funds for heart screening sessions and defibrillators throughout Wales on Sunday 11th December 2016 at The City Hall, Cardiff at 7pm

This fantastic Christmas concert is for the whole family will be a festive celebration of the best-loved musicals from Broadway!

Join Lesley Garrett and special guests for an evening of Christmas magic!

Local artists include James Williams, Jodi Bird, Liz Tiley and Annelies

Featuring all the songs from all your favourite musicals! This is a must-see magical Christmas Concert or all the family that is guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the hearts and get the audience in the mood for a fabulous, fun and maybe even a White Christmas!

Tickets £28.00/£23.00 each

For tickets contact 02922402670/07730944700

BOOK ON LINE      www.welshhearts.org/events

Cardiology nurses take on Christmas challenge for Welsh Hearts

Ward B1 Cardiology Nurses from The University Hospital of Wales are taking on a Christmas Challenge to save lives in Schools and in doing so hope to raise 5K

The Nurses will be taking on The Cardiff Santa and elf Dash on Sunday 4th December at Cardiff Bay and want you to join them and help them save ives!

Over 1,200 people are now registered and proceeds will help fund more defibrillators and heart screening sessions throughout Wales!

Every year 270 children under the age of 16 die from sudden Cardiac Arrest at School, every minute without effective CPR and a defibrillator means the chances of survival every min decrease by 10% and sadly there are still schools that do not have this vital equipment in our areas.

Ward B1 Cardiology team, made up of all fitness levels are aiming to raise £5,000 by running the Santa and Elf 5k In December to place 5 defibrillators in the following schools.

Willows High School Cardiff, Stanwell Comprehensive School, Penarth,  Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf,  Eastern High, Rumney,  Cardiff and Ysgol Gyun Gwent Is Coed

Your donations will mean that the chances of a child surviving a cardiac arrest at a school with a defibrillator  increases from 6% to 74% 

Please help Ward B1 to raise these vital funds on behalf of the fantastic charity Welsh Hearts/Calonnau Cymru who’s mission is to place defibrillators in schools and communities and hold heart screening sessions throughout Wales.   Help the charity  continue the fight in saving unnecessary deaths in our young people, every penny you donate really means the world to the parents and families of the children whose lives you will be making safer

You can either donate via the following link

Www.justgiving.com/b1heartheroes 

via text DFIB81 and amount to max £10 to 70770

www.welshhearts.org/donate

To Register for The Santa Dash visit www.welshhearts.org/events

Donna Walker a student nurse at the University Hospital of South Wales said  I have experienced first hand the life-saving qualities of using a defibrillator. The shocking statistic that 270 children in the UK die of sudden cardiac arrest every year is frightening, especially as not every school is equipped with one of these life-saving machines. As a nursing team we have decided that we want to do something about that and have chosen five schools to benefit from our fundraising activities with Ward B1’s 5k run to raise 5k. Currently if your child’s school does not have a defibrillator and the worst was to happen they would only have a 6% chance of survival with CPR alone,  with a defibrillator in place that statistic increases to 70% which is incredible! Along with the fantastic charity welsh hearts we want to help make your schools safer and educate more people on the benefits of these machines so that your children do not become a statistic.

The more money we raise the more schools we can support says Donna! The charity Welsh Hearts do an absolutely amazing job ad since 2013 have been placing Defibrillators, cpr training throughout Wales and lives are being saved!

 Please help support us at www.justgiving.com/b1heartheroes or text DFIB81 £2 to 70070

 L/R Joanne Morgan ,Bethan Shiers ,Donna Walker ,Ceri Meredith -Ford & Nicky Thompson UHW Cardiology Nurses practice at Roath Park for the annual Welsh Hearts Santa Dash14th Nov 2016.

L/R Joanne Morgan ,Bethan Shiers ,Donna Walker ,Ceri Meredith -Ford & Nicky Thompson UHW Cardiology Nurses practice at  Roath Park for the annual Welsh Hearts Santa Dash

HEART SCREENING WALES – THE DANNY JONES MEMORIAL FUND

Lizzie Jones, widow of 29 year old Danny Jones Welsh International and Keightley Cougars Rugby League Player has agreed to become a Patron for Welsh Hearts Heart Screening Sessions in Wales.  The Appeal is in memory of Danny Jones and all donations to be made through the Welsh Hearts  office or via welshhearts.org/donate and will help the charity hold more heart screening days in Wales in Danny’s memory

Sharon Owen Director of Welsh Hearts we are so pleased that Lizzie  has agreed to support the charity and  all monies raised will enable us to hold more heart screening sessions in Wales which cost the charity £5,000 a day! Book on line www.welshhearts.org/screenings

Yorkshire-based Lizzie Jones is a singer and actress. Her husband, Welsh International and Keighley Cougars Rugby League player Danny Jones died aged 29 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match in May 2015. Post mortem results showed that he died of cardiomyopathy, an inherited condition leading to the thickening of the cardiac muscles. Cardiomyopathy can be diagnosed following an echocardiogram screening which was not available to Danny.

Since his death Lizzie has campaigned for all athletes to be screened, resulting in all Rugby League Championship and League 1 players now being offered screenings. 

Lizzie says

“I am proud to become a Patron for the Welsh Hearts Screening Programme, helping them screen more people and save lives in Wales. I am pleased to be at the start line for the charity’s annual Cardiff Santa and Elf dash is a lot of fun, and it all helps boost another valuable project which means Danny’s death will not have been in vain.”

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