SEPTEMBER will be an exciting month for Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board in west Wales.
The charity is running its special ‘60 in September’ challenge to raise money for local NHS staff, patients and service users.
‘60 in September’, which had its official launch on 1st August, has been an annual event for Hywel Dda Health Charities for several years, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.
Participants in the challenge are asked to think of an activity based around the number 60 and complete it during September while pledging to raise a minimum of £60. Money can be raised for a chosen hospital, ward or service in the Hywel Dda area or for the Support for Life Response Fund.
People could run, walk or cycle 60 miles; do 60 press-ups a day; carry out 60 random acts of kindness; bake 60 cakes. Or, if a 60th birthday falls during September, they could ask for donations instead of gifts. The list of ideas is endless.
For the second year, the charity is asking people to be conscious of Welsh Government COVID-19 rules while taking part.
Tara Nickerson, Fundraising Manager for Hywel Dda Health Charities, said the charity was bowled over by the support given by its local communities.
“We would love it if people could show their support by taking part in our 60 in September challenge. Every penny raised enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda, and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”
People can sign up for ‘60 in September’ at https://60inseptember21.eventbrite.co.uk.
They can also register by contacting the Hywel Dda fundraising office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01267 239815.
Hywel Dda Health Charities aims to make a positive difference to NHS patients’ health, well-being, and experience, service-users and staff across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
The charity supports a population of 385,600 and over 12,000 staff at four acute hospitals, five community hospitals and two integrated care centres; four managed GP surgeries, and mental health and learning disability services.
You can find out more about Hywel Dda Health Charities on the website: www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk.