A team of dedicated staff from Withybush and their friends and family have raised over £2,500 for frailty services at the hospital by completing a sponsored walk.

The group of staff from frailty services and their supporters walked the glorious 7.5 miles from Newgale to Little Haven on April 1.

Frailty services are aimed at improving the lives of frail, usually older people.

Maria Phillips, Therapy Assistant Practitioner, said: “The sponsored coastal walk was a huge success. Staff members, family and friends took part on a sunny day and had a great time!

“The walk and fundraising has really boosted staff morale across the frailty services and it was a real team effort.”

Healthcare Support Worker Robert Campbell added: “We raised an incredible £2,560. We are so pleased as we exceeded our target.

“We are proud to have organised a such successful walk whilst working in our busy day jobs. We are also pleased to have raised funds for the frailty services that will benefit the patients we look after.”

Senior Sister Lisa Marshall said: “We have started to make plans on how the spend the funds already. We loved it so much and we are looking forward to our next fundraiser!

“Thank you to all the staff, family and friends who took part. And thank you also to everyone who donated including local businesses and the community. We are so grateful for your support.”

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “Fundraising for the NHS charity enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide, and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk