West Wales Health & Care Awards 2022: Nomination for Care, Share & Give

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NOT intervening during the coronavirus pandemic was never going to be an option for Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give founder Amanda Absalom-Lowe.

Amanda’s Haverfordwest Charity recycles everyday waste or unwanted items for local charities, community groups and individuals in and around Pembrokeshire.

And his efforts have not gone unnoticed when it comes to the West Wales Health & Care Awards sponsored by Werndale Hospital, with a nomination in the Contribution to Covid-19 Response category.

Fifteen awards will be presented during the ceremony which will take place at the Pembrokeshire County Showground on Thursday 15 September.

“The work this charity has done over the years is phenomenal,” wrote the person who nominated Amanda for the award.

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“They really deserve some recognition for the money and the articles they have donated to the health industry over the years to show that it has made a huge difference in so many areas.

“But it’s also to recognize that when other charities and businesses closed, she went above and beyond to continue to help so many people through Covid-19 and the lockdowns.

“She called lonely people at home on behalf of the local authority to make sure they were ok, delivered food baskets and hot and cold meals.”

They added: ‘For over 12 years she was the backbone and co-ordinator of the charity, collecting items such as crisp packets, candy wrappers, cookie wrappers and selling bric-a-brac items and much more.

“Money raised from this recycling has been donated to the NHS and local charities and to help the community.

“They are buying personal care items to donate to many departments at Withybush, Glangwili, South Pembs and Tenby hospitals.

“She and the volunteers put together hundreds of emergency rainbow packs to donate to various departments in the event that a patient is admitted to hospital at short notice or in an emergency without personal care items. .

“They also bought new toys and gifts for children in A&E areas and children’s services.

“Amanda has spent hours preparing food baskets or hot and cold meals when patients are discharged from hospital or to lift the spirits of those in need.

“During Covid when other charities and businesses closed, she went above and beyond to continue helping so many people and worked with other charities like VC Gallery, Megan’s Starr Foundation and Patch.

“Without people like Amanda and her selflessness, her passion, her drive and her contribution to helping others, the world would have been a worse place.

“But she has helped the mental health and well-being of so many people by lifting their spirits through unpredictable times.”

You can make a nomination by visiting newsquestevents.co.uk/western-telegraph-health-care-awardswhere there is also a full description of each category.

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