Dave Owen

Dave's fundraiser for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), Glangwili Hospital

Fundraising for Hywel Dda Health Charities
raised of £2,000 target
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The Long Course Weekend - 112 mile Bike, 22 June 2024
We raise funds for local NHS services to make a positive difference


When our youngest daughter Erin was born, she spent nearly a month on the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Glangwili Hospital whilst they supported Erin with some of the challenges she faced in her early days. Erin was born early in unexpected circumstances and initially required assistance to breathe and needed to be monitored by numerous machines. She spent over 2 weeks in an incubator, with the fantastic nurses and ward staff providing continual care whilst they looked into some of her health needs. Though Erin continues to attend numerous hospital and Doctors appointments, the time she spent in SCBU has given her the best start that she could have had. Because of these amazing people, Erin has grown into a happy, playful and caring little girl, and though there may be some tricky paths ahead for her they would be far bumpier if not for the care of SCBU.

We’ll forever be grateful for the care and support that Erin received during the month she spent on SCBU, as well as the compassion they all showed Lowri, Eleri and myself in what was an extremely difficult time. Though we’ll never be able to fully show how grateful we are for everything they have done for our family, we would like to give something back. One thing we can do is support them to continue to do their invaluable work, so on 22nd June myself and a few friends will be taking part in the 112 mile cycle as part of Long Course Weekend Event in Tenby in order to raise money for the ward.

The goal is to raise £2000, with all of the funds going specifically towards SCBU to help enable them to continue their amazing work with other vulnerable and unwell newborn babies in the area. Though the target may be seem high, I'm hoping that I can get as close to this as possible, with any help towards this target massively appreciated.


Dave, Lowri, Eleri & Erin xx

About the charity

We are the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board. We raise and distribute funds to enhance our local NHS services, supporting the health, wellbeing and experience of patients, service users and staff across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.

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