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Senior Nurse Vacancy  3rd Nov 2017

Shalom House offers day care and respite care for people with life limiting conditions.  We are looking for a registered nurse with clinical palliative care experience who will be accountable to the trustees.  You will be responsible for leading the clinical team and working closely with the Business Manager.  Hours of work are flexible. Closing date for receipt of full CV is 30th November 2017.  For further information including job description please contact Judith Thomas Business Manager or Sarah Burns, Administrator on 01437 721344 or email  info@shalomstdavids.org 




Ukulele Band  12th July 2017




  5th August 2016

Shalom House will have a stand at the Fishguard Agricultural Show on Friday 5th August 2016.

Come along and see a selection of goods from our Fishguard shop - plus fun and games for children and all the family.  




Skydive by local lady for charity  15th August 2015

Lesley Jenkins is taking part in a tandem skydive in aid of Shalom House on 15th August! Please dig deep and sponsor Lesley either by the Just Giving page or pop into Shalom House in St Davids and fill in the sponsor form here. Remember to Gift Aid it too...we can claim 28% back for every sponsor from the goverment; It does not cost you a penny! So if you are a UK tax payer please tick the box with your details.

Massive thanks to Lesley for choosing us as her charity to raise money for...Look forward to hearing how you have done so no turning round!

To sponsor by Just Giving, go to our facebook page and find the post about Lesley or go the the Just Giving website and type in Lesley Jenkins in the search bar...she will be the first to come up Laughing


Good luck Lesley!




Duck Race raises £700  29th July 2015

Allana Jones was delighted to receive a cheque from Roch Sports Committee last Saturday for the fabulous sum of £700. The Duck race was a huge success and a lot of fun, and we would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work. The money is very much appreciated by staff, volunteers and patients of Shalom House. Thank you




Hair today...gone tomorrow!  20th May 2015

Local Solva lady Catherin Griffiths has kindly donated over £500 to Shalom House after undergoing a head shave last year. This is how she celebrated her 50th birthday......so look out on the 60th!! The locks were shed at the Habour Inn and raised over £700 on the night and has been shared with another local charity. Inspiration came when she lost her father to cancer over 12 years ago at a time when she was six months pregnant, and she is eternally grateful for all the care and attention her father received at the time. She also lost her mum to cancer back in 1973 when Catherin was nine, but also many friends have succumbed to this terrible disease.

It is stories like this that inspire us and can change our outlook on life, but it is also nice to see someone take  the bull by the horns and go all out to raise money to help those who would benefit from coming to Shalom House. As Catherin has told me she wishes her dad had the opportunity to come here....we will put the money to good use with the memory of your mum & dad in mind...Thank you Catherin....




North Pembs Floral Art Donate  13th May 2015

An evening was organised by the North Pembrokeshire Floral Art Society to present Mr Bryan Rees, a trustee of Shalom House, a cheque for £500. A personal thank you from Bryan goes to these ladies for all they have done, he had a most enjoyable evening meeting you all. Many thanks to you all - the money raised will go towards the continuing care of patients who benefit by coming to Shalom House for palliative care. Taking part in the photo is Chris Davies - President of the Society, Mr Bryan Rees - Trustee, and Nicky Gillies - Chairman of the Society.




Walking Group Donates  13th May 2015

A lovely donation of £280 dropped through our letter box last week, kindly given to us by the Pembrokeshire Women Walking Group. The group meets to walk once a month and pick a charity to donate to. If you are a lady, up to meeting new people to chat, get fit and enjoy what Pembrokeshire has to offer through walking please get in touch with Jan Millward through their website pembrokeshirewomenwalking.co.uk  Many thanks to all who donated and really hope to meet you in the future




Meurig & Mary Celebrate 50th Anniversary  12th May 2015

A very generous donation of £650 has come in from Meurig & Mary Harries, M&S Transport - Llandeloy. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary and were joined by many family and friends who were all generous with their donations to Shalom House. We congratulate you both on such a happy occasion and we raise a glass to you both for many more years together.




Mike Simms Conquers Mammoth Bike Ride  29th April 2015

Mike Simms, a very keen cyclist from Haverfordwest, completed a 118 mile round trip from Haverfordwest to Swansea last Saturday 25th April, he was accompanied and supported by his friend Morgan Pearce, also from Haverfordwest. The total 'cycling' time taken to accomplish this massive feat was 8 hours and 20 minutes. 

A staggering total of £1820 was raised and a cheque was presented to Allyson Burrows on behalf of Shalom House yesterday (Tuesday 28th) from Mike and his wife Pam. The monies raised will contribute towards a new ceiling hoist which will be situated in one of the bedrooms.

Mike is very grateful to all who have supported him along the way and to everyone who sponsored him for such a great cause. A massive thank you from us too Mike, well done!




Progression of Conservatory  22nd April 2015

The end is nearing for the completion of our new conservatory. A lot of work has gone into this project with as little disruption to staff and patients of Shalom as possible. Once the conservatory is completed our patients will benefit hugely form the views and space offered, enabling them to have that 'home from home' feeling whilst being looked after my our dedicated staff.




Donations from recent 80th still flying in  10th April 2015

Donations are still flying into Shalom House from the recent 80th birthday celebrations for Mr Leonard Rees of Quality Cottages. Leonard visited us here today to pass on the money which was given to him, and we were proud to tell him the sum total now hits £1000!! Thank you to all who have been so generous and thank you to Leonard for thinking of us.




80th Birthday Donations   7th April 2015

Today we received a very generous donation to the sum of £800 from Mr Leonard Rees of Solva, who celebrated his 80th birthday last Saturday. So instead of gifts he decided to raise money for Shalom House, enabling us to continue providing specialist care to patients during their illness. We are very grateful to Mr Rees and all his friends who gave generously towards such a worthy cause.




Invitation to meet the Minister for Natural Resources  19th March 2015

Our O.T Jenny was invited to meet Carl Sergeant, Minister for Natural Resources, when he visited Pembrokeshire on Thursday 19th March. She was able to tell him about the benefits of the partnership working in the National Park. The Outdoor Group continues to be valued and enjoyed by our patients and Staff!! Also pictured is Libby Taylor the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Ranger Manager.




Come to Lunch!  14th March 2015

The Manorbier Fundraisers are holding a Lunch on Saturday March 14th in the Jameston Community Hall (SA70 8QG)  They will be serving a great choice of homemade soups and puddings to satisfy any appetite! All for £5.00.  So come along and help support Shalom House in the process.  There's ample parking and there will be a fantastic raffle. 




St Davids Day Thank you   2nd March 2015

It was great to see everyone out on Saturday for the Dragon Parade, Market Day and Church Procession.  Shalom House had a stall and we thoroughly enjoyed catching up with everyone and thank you all for your support.  Our Spring Posies and tasty Welsh themed food goodies all sold vv well.  A big thank you to Julie and Grace who worked very hard in the kitchen to prepare these.  We raised £188 on the stall which we will put to good use as we continue with Day Care Monday to Friday and ovenight stays once a month.

 

Thank you everyone.

The Shalom Team




Mark's Bath 1/2 Marathon   11th Feb 2015

Brilliant News!  Mark Venables is taking on the Bath Half Marathon in March to raise funds for Shalom House.   Mark opened his Just Giving page this week and has challenged himself to raise £500.  Mark's sister Laura, also raised money for Shalom last year and both chose us because their Dad has benefited from Respite stays here.  So please, help Mark on his way, check out his Just Giving page - here's the link https://www.justgiving/Mark-Venables 




New Fence  23rd Jan 2015

Some keen eyed passers-by will have noticed we had a new fence erected at the end of last year down the north boundary.  We would like to say thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.  First, you may remember there was a large hedge there and this had to come out.  Pembrokeshire College 'Make a difference day' staff project team kindly took on this challenge and picked an awful day weather-wise to come and hack it out.  We realised as soon as the hedge was down that it had taken up a lot of space as it grew.  We then approached Richard Davies Fencing Company to erect a new fence to match the other boundary fence and he kindly quoted at a very competitive price.  He was keen to support his local charity and so came along with his digger to rip out the hedge roots and put up the new posts.  Hey presto we have a new fence up. 

Staff, volunteers and Lloyds Bank St Davids staff have helped dig out the flower bed in front of the fence and we hope for something a bit more colourful in the border in 2015.

So can we take this opportunity to thank Pembrokeshire College Staff Development Team, Richard Davies Fencing Company and Lloyds Bank St Davids for helping us with this project which has been done with absolutely minimal cost.  Brilliant!!!




Christmas Closure Information   19th Dec 2014

Shalom House will be closed from Monday 22nd December through to Friday 26th December.    We will be open between Christmas and New Year - From Monday 29th December though to Wednesday 31st December.  We will be back to normal from Monday 5th January 2015. 

Thank you everyone for your continued support and fundraising in 2014 - Here's wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous and health 2015 from all the Shalom Team!!




Chistmas Stall Thank you  8th Dec 2014

Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Shalom Stall at the Christmas Fair at Oriel y Parc  on Saturday.  Shalom's stall was packed to the gunnels with treats.  In total we have raised a magnificent £760.  We would like to thank in particular the Raffle Prize donors: Grahame Hurd-Wood who kindly donated the framed  print of St Justinian's,  Julie Archer and Grace Thomas who baked and decorated  respectively the Christmas Cake and our longstanding needle work supporters in Yorkshire who made the Golden Quilt. Having such fabulous Raffle prizes certainly helped in the sale of tickets.  We were also supported by patients who made Christmas cards and knitted fancies and others who prepared chutneys and tasty treats - thank you to you all.  We have never raised so much money from our stall before so our final 'thank you' goes to all of you who came along and supported us with your purses and wallets.  Thank you.  Have a fabulous festive season!  From us all at  Shalom House




Light Up A Life  1st Dec 2014

You are warmly invited to join us here at Shalom House on Monday 1st December at 7pm for our annual Light Up a Life Event.  Christmas is a very special and poignant time to remember the loved ones we have lost.  Come join with us and the children of Ysgol Bro Dewi accompanied by The Schools Brass Ensemble to sing carols to Light up a Life.  The evening will be led by Canon Dorrien Davies and followed by refreshments of Mince Pies and Mulled wine in St Davids Rugby Club.  We look forward to meeting new friends and catching up with old friends.  See you then!




Thames Walkers - Thank you  11th Nov 2014

Cathy, Claire and Lyn set out to raise £1500 between them for Shalom House. Pictured here are Cathy and Lyn with Allyson, the Shalom House Nurse Manager, (Claire unfortunately couldn't make the photo call)   Having found out that it costs approximately £1500 for Shalom to open for a short respite weeks stay for 5 patients, they made that their aim to help keep them focused as they signed up to the Thames Towpath Challenge of a 100 km walk in September.   In September they took on the challenge, knowing that their combined Just Giving Pages and other sponsorship monies collected from around the area and beyond, could possibly exceed that.  And so...after the final monies have been counted, it is with great pleaure to announce that they raised £4,988.32 !! Yes, £10 short of £5,000 and THREE times their target suml!  That's THREE Respite weeks covered not just one! Thank you to everyone who supported them and a HUGE thank you to these three champion walkers - Cathy, Claire and Lyn, who put in so much time and effort to support their local hospice.  The Shalom Team




Lizzie Potter Thank you   29th Oct 2014

Here is news of Lizzie and Abi's fantastic fundraising. You may remember they set themselves the challenge of a warm up 10k run and then Lizzie went on to run the Henly Half Marathon on 12 th October.  Hear what she has to say " I'm so pleased with how things went, we both completed the 10k around the hour mark.  I completed the half marathon in 2 hours 2 minutes which I was very please with!! ...we are both pleased with how much we have raised.  It certainly exceeded our expectations..I sincerely hope the the money is of great use to you all at Shalom"  Yes it is Lizzie & Abi!! You raised £1050 !!! Thank you so much... we are extremely grateful for all the effort you and Abi have made.  Your Mum would be vv proud! 




Music Night Roch Hall  27th Sept 2014

Cathy Morton and Lyn Jenkins attacked the 100km Thames Towpath Challenge on 13 September to raise money for Shalom House- they have raised a phenomenal amount already. BUT they are not finished yet....the final part of the jigsaw of effort is the Music Night THIS Saturday evening, the 27th September at Victoria Hall, Roch.  A mere snip at £15 a ticket gets you a deep filled pulled pork roll with all the trimmings, plus dessert AND music from the Keeston Trio and Ukes of Haphazard.  To get your tickets please call Cathy on 01437 710152




Mark's Challenge complete!!   2nd Sept 2014

We were thrilled to hear from Mark Thomas' Mum that Mark has completed his challenge.  Shirley tell us "that Mark has now completed the Wales Coast Path.  He has walked the gruelling trek of almost 900 miles to raise money for Shalom House.  Donations are still very welcome.  If you would like to support Mark - please send donations to Shalom House Thank you"  Well done indeed - what a feat. Thank you very much Mark - from everyone here.

 




Thames Challenge update  13th August 2014

Lyn, Cathy & Claire are all set for the 100kms Thames Path Challenge which is being held on 13/14th September.  They will be walking from Fulham on the Thames towpath all the way to Henley.  Here's Cathy's news...."Lyn and I have been stomping all over Pembrokeshire in all sorts of weather and at all times of the day and night training for this daft 100km event.... 5 weeks to go  OMG!!!"  Please help them keep motivated by sponsoring them - got to one of their Just Giving pages and donate now.  Here are the links.  www.justgiving.com/cathymorton   www.justgiving.com/Lynjenkinssolva     www.justgiving.com/Claire-McNamara1




Mark's Wales Coast Path Walk  12th August 2014

After a break suffering from heat exhaustion, Mark is now well on the way to completing the full length of the Wales Coast Path.  Mark is walking the gruelling 900 miles trek to raise money for Shalom House Palliative Care Unit in St Davids.  If you would like to sponsor Mark, please send your donations to Shalom House.  Please state ' for Mark's Wales Coast Path Walk'

I will let you know how he is doing - he has a record of the walk - all the mileage and some great photographs which he will show you when he finishes.  Regards, Shirely (Mark's Mum)




Roch Sports Group  4th August 2014

We were delighted to receive a cheque from the Roch Sports Committee at the Roch Summer Fete on July 26th. a magnificant sum of £745 was presented to Daphne Jenkins from the committee.  We would like to thank everyone concerned - clearly a lot of hard work and effort was put in to raise this money and it really is much appreciated by patients, volunteers and staff.  Thank you 




Todaro's Result  2nd July 2014

We were delighted to receive a cheque for over £1,500 from Todaro's as a result of the Gents Hairdressing fundraising event on June 6th.  Supporting Paul Sartori and Prostate Cancer Cymru and Shalom House, the men of Pembrokeshire gave up their locks in fine style.  So a big thank you to all of you who came along for a haircut and particularly to the staff and friends of Todaro's who clearly had a busy day.  Thank you !!




Richard's Tennis Total  26th June 2014

A HUGE thank you to Richard Davies, Haverfordwest Tennis Club, friends and family for the fantastic sum raised from the 24 hour Tennis Marathon on 24/25 May.  Yes, they raised a mighty £7,630.04 - that is fantastic and surely reflects a lot of hard work from a lot of people.  So thank you - this is a great boost to the finances - and very much appreciated by the patients and staff at  Shalom House.




Fundraising Update  26th June 2014

Just thought we'd update everyone on some fantastic fundraising that has been going on and indeed is still going on!  You may remember our fleet of runners and walkers taking on some pretty fearsome challenges this summer. See how they got on...

Helen Wood completed the  Brighton Marathon in April and raised £635 - Thank you !!

Bryan Rees completed the London Marathon in April and raised £700 - Thank you !!

Nina Russell completed a 500 mile cycling tour in Scotland in May and raised £1,131.00  Thank you !!!

Richard Davies' 24 hour Tennis Marathon at Haverfordwest Tennis Club raised a massive £7,533.04 Thank you!!!!

Laura Venables is 1/3 of the way through her 3 half marathon challenge - she's raised £328 so far - help her reach her goal of £1,000 by donating at Just Giving http://www/justgiving.com/lauravenables

Still busy training for the Thames Path 100kms challenge are Lyn Jenkins, Cathy Morton & Claire MacNamara.  This takes place over the weekend 13/14th September and you can support them also by donating at Just Giving http://www.justgiving.com/Lynjenkinssolva  http://www.justgiving.com/cathymorton

We'll keep you posted as to how things go... but a big thank you to you all.   




Wales 900 miles Walk  1st June 2014

Mark of Haverfordwest is walking the entire length of the Wales Coast Path - approximately 900 miles.  His marathon challenge starts on Sunday June 1st at Chester and he hopes to arrive at Chepstow during the first week in July.  No stranger to marathon walks, Mark completed the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in seven days in 2001, raising £730 for Shalom.  Over the years he has covered many thousands of miles on foot and in preparation for his latest venture he has already walked other sections of the Wales coast including Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and the Gower and also parts of North Wales. "I have wanted to walk the Wales Coast Path for 12 years, but it has only been officially opened for two years", said Mark. "I wanted to raise money for Shalom because I felt connected with this local charity."

If you would like to sponsor Mark on his marathon trip you can donate on line www.justgiving.com/Mark-Thomas36  If you would like a sponsor form contact Mark on 01437 454403 or email markthomas1@hotmail.co.uk  




Choir Concert Report  22nd May 2014

Community Choir Re:Choired plus C'or Ysgol Solfach plus Ysgol Bro Dewi Sing & Perform sang their hearts out on Sunday 18th May in Solva Memorial Hall.  The members chose to raise money from donations and  a raffle for Shalom House.  We are delighted to tell you that Cilla came round with £390 which had been raised that afternoon.  Thank you to everyone who sang, helped out on the day - particularly to the Head Tacher, teachers,  Mums, Dads and families and friends.  Thanks also to those who donated prizes for the raffle.  A fantastic effort - Thank you  




Solva Craft Group  22nd May 2014

Yesterday afternoon in brilliant sunshine we met with the Solva Craft Group (AKA Knit & Natter!!) to thank them for their fundraising for Shalom.  These fearsome knitters and sewers have raised hundreds of pounds for Shalom House from the sales of their imaginatively knitted and sewn goods which you will have seen (and no doubt some will have purchased!) at Craft Events in the area and on display at Solva Woollen Mill over the last few months. So a big thank you to you all for this superb support.

The Shalom Team

PS The Zoo animals looked fab.....




Bryan's Grand Total   1st May 2014

Brayn has raised £700 from his London Marathon Run in April.  This is a fantastic sum and Bryan would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed. 




Cheque Presentation   10th April 2014

Roy & Marion Jones came to Shalom House yesterday to present their cheque for £3,240. This fantastic amount was  raised from the Howard Jones concert in St Davids Cathedral in March.  We are so grateful to the Jones family for the hard work, sweat and superb fundraising effort they all made to put on such a successful concert. Many in St Davids spoke for days afterwards about how much they had enjoyed the event.  So a big thank you from all of us at Shalom. 




Helen's Marathon Report  9th April 2014

From Helen - "I did it!! Can't quite believe it ... Didn't really sleep the night before but the adrenaline hit when I started and did it with a friend so we kept each other going the whole way.  The support was unbelievable, I had my name on top and Shalom House but not sure I have any photos that show it clearly.  Was motoring up til 16/17 miles when my legs started to hurt then probably I hit the wall and cried every time I saw a mile marker with pure relief and pain.  Last couple of miles were amazing and crossing the finish line was the best feeling ever :) So glad to have raised money for Shalom House and hope it helps a bit!!

Thank you SOOO much, Helen, the Just Giving page shows you have raised £555 for Shalom so far - hearing about our Outdoor Group from Jenny at a conference last year ...from little acorns big oak trees grow...unbelievable. Thank you from us all




Coast to Coast 2014  9th April 2014

Check out page 7 'No limits in the Park' for a feature on SHalom House's Outdoor Group exploring the National Park.  Go to www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk and follow the links to Coast to Coast.  One of our patients features here.




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