From Emma Kay, stroke.org.uk
I just wanted
to say a huge THANK YOU for supporting us last year as your charity
for 2017 and let you know that thanks to your donation we have
recently been able to award SIX stroke survivors with a Life After
One of the grants was given to Garry, a stroke
survivor from Rhuddlan. Garry was of working age when he had his
stroke last year and subsequently lost his job due to the physical
impact of his stroke. At his 6 month review with one of our
co-ordinators it was clear that he was in dire financial hardship and
he admitted that he had not been eating so that he could continue to
pay his rent. We gave Garry an emergency grant for food vouchers and
he contacted us recently to say that this grant was a lifeline and
gave him the breathing space to start to get back on his feet.
Please pass on my sincere thanks to all involved. As you can see your
support really is appreciated by us and all stroke survivors across
Wales, we couldn’t do it without you!
Michaela, Eva and Pablo, now safely back in Munich, have sent these photos from their walk with the Ramblers group around the beautiful Llyn Peninsula.
They wanted to say thank you again to all of the walkers for their lovely company, their humour, and for the beautiful week we had together! and especially Rod and Bill, the two Clwydian Walking Holidays representatives.
From Offa's Dyke Middle Section
Many thanks for all your efforts that contributed to a most enjoyable week. Gillian.
Great service! Many thanks. Janet.
From Ramblers group 24/6/2015 after doing Pilgrims way:
'Many thanks for all help and making it a great holiday' Pete. 'Thanks for everything including excursions' Tim and Moira. 'Thanks for making it a great holiday ' Ruth and Bill.
Comments from recent (Spring 2015) Dales weekend.
Gilly and Martin Wright, 'Thanks for great weekend'. Sue and David Weisberg, 'Thanks for great week of driving and guiding'. Barbara Adams, 'Thanks for beaut week'.
This from the Ramblers leader after doing Mid Offa's Dyke walk.
Comments: Excellent. I cannot overstate how good the service was from Bob Eckersall of Clwydian Walking Holidays. As well as being very helpful in the planning of the programme, on the first 3 days, at the end of the walks, Bob even walked up to meet us on the trail – this was very helpful to some who were very tired. On the last but one night he arranged to stay at the hotel because of the early start.
'Many thanks to the team for 2 wonderful days walking even though we seem shorter now than when we started from our holiday retreat at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel. We felt very well looked after and had a great time.' Jean Hardman, Facebook.
'Thanks for making me feel so welcome on recent walk with such a friendly group.' Comment from Kate, friend of Jennifer Fawcett.
Grateful thanks for your friendship, help and support. J.Cooke (tour leader).
What timing, and thanks for great night out at folk club. Ken and Eileen.
Special thanks for your support over possibly missing purse. Sheila.
(These were on a Ramblers Holidays package, hosted by Clwydian Walking Holidays)
'This last weekend so great for us all. Will definitely recommend you ,and will be booking again.'
Kay Preston (who had been on a 'Dales' package)
'A wonderful six
days' walking holiday'
Helen Jelleff, Australia. Click here to see Australian news article
' I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of service that I have received
. It exceeded beyond my expectations or initial enquiries regarding what could
be provided for this once in a lifetime type of trip'
Marshall Willan of Perth, Australia.
'All in all we had a most interesting time exploring this part of North Wales
and would like to thank Clwydian Walking Holidays for the excellent arrangements
they made on our behalf and the care they took of us when out and about with
Sylvia Pullan, Cheadle Hulme U3A
Everyone is envious when I tell them that I spent five days hiking in Wales with my personal tour guide. The trip exceeded my expectations and I am so happy that I did it.
Looking after you - EVERY STEP OF THE WAY