Scarlets Rugby has announced that it will be continuing its partnership with Hywel Dda
Health Charities, the local NHS Charity, to support the Wish Fund campaign.
The campaign raises funds to create magical memories for children and young people living
with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.
On Thursday 5th October, the renewed partnership was celebrated at an event at Parc y
Scarlets where families supported by NHS Paediatric Palliative Care services toured the
stadium, met the Scarlets players, and even took part in some practice kicks and passes!
Heulwen, who attended the day with her son Jake, said: “It was a magical day and Jake was thrilled
to receive a signed shirt and hat. We’ll never forget it.”
Rachel Brown, Paediatric Palliative Care Play Specialist, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that
the Scarlets are supporting our Wish Fund campaign.
“The Wish Fund provides us with opportunities to give that little extra to our patients and families
which are beyond NHS expenditure. These include fantastic group activities and family day
trips, therapeutic play toys to help young patients process what they are experiencing, and
well-being resources for families and young siblings. “It means we can create cherished memories together.”
Jonathan Davies, Scarlets Rugby, said: “We are delighted to be a part of the Wish Fund
campaign and look forward to working with Hywel Dda Health Charities to make a real
difference to families across mid and west Wales.
“We hope to inspire people across the region to join with us and bring a bit of joy to their lives.
We want to help them create some brilliant memories which will last forever.”
The Wish Fund campaign will see the NHS charity and the Scarlets Rugby continue to work
together to both raise funds for the campaign and raise awareness about the work of the
Paediatric Palliative Care team. For more information or to support the campaign, please visit:
The Wish Fund – Hywel Dda Health charities (nhs.wales)