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Food Hampers donated to DSA Members

The Swans DSA were awarded awarded a grant from the Community Foundation Wales Coronavirus Resilience Fund to donate food hampers to our supportive DSA members #changing lives together.

We bought food and essentials, and prepared and delivered 80 hampers to our DSA members on Saturday 11th July, from Carmarthen to Bridgend.

We were also able to help the local community, and provided a hamper to the Red Cafe food bank in the Mumbles, a local animal sanctuary who will be raffling the hamper to raise funds, and local families in need.

Our DSA committee all work hard together, and after receiving so many kind texts, emails and messages this afternoon from our delighted members, it makes us so proud that we are able to support them. And that they, too, support us.  We are often told we are “one big happy family”.

DSA Committee Members with food hampers

Committee members – Andrew Brayley, Michelle Preece, Malcolm Fearn, Cath Dyer, Nicola Dyer, Lee Ellery, Clare Lewis, Lesley Williams, Cath Williams and Andrew Williams.

A huge thanks must go to Diane Williams and Julian Fearn for taking loads of the hampers and delivering them to Morriston, Clydach, Manselton, Craig-cefn-parc, Ystradgynlais, Neath, Skewen, Pontardawe, Birchgrove, Llansamlet plus many more.

Thanks too, to Mair and Alan Hicks, for their help in packing the hampers.

Swansea City AFC are also very supportive of the DSA and we have a great working relationship with them.

Some of the comments received from members:

“Today an unexpected visit touched my heart. The DSA have delivered over 80 members to members and friends.” – Kev

 

“What a wonderful gesture in uncertain times.i am sure it brought smiles and comfort to many, it is pleasing that despite growing year on year the DSA has not forgotten the reason it exists in the first place and that is to represent and look after the disabled fans.” – Ian

 

“I feel so humbled and proud that I am part of the DSA.” – Roger

 

“What a wonderful thing to do for DSA members.” – Julie

 

“We have just received the beautiful hamper.” – Helen

 

“The gift from the DSA has been uplifting.” – Alf

 

“Thank you for being thoughtful and generous.” – Roger

 

“Thank you for the gift, my special friends.” – Noreen

If you would like to learn more about the Swansea City AFC Disabled Supporters’ Association or would like to become a member, then please contact us.

We’re All in this Together Competition Winners

Following our recent “We’re All in this Together” competition, we are pleased to announce the winners.

Lolah Williams, aged 6, won the competition for the under 6’s.

Lolah Williams

Callie Howe, aged 11, won the competition for the aged group 10 – 14.

Callie Howe

Paul Griffiths won the adult competition.

Paul Griffiths

Congratulations to all our winners!

Thank you to Dawsons,  who have kindly agreed to donate prizes to our winners, to provide extra support to the DSA at this time.

Thanks also to our judges, Kev and Rosie Johns.

DSA Colouring Competition Winners Announced

The Swans DSA recently ran a Colouring Competition for its Junior Members to design a ‘Stay Safe/Stay Home Rainbow’ poster.

A big thank you to everyone who got involved and well done to all of our winners, who are listed below, together with their fantastic entries.

In first place for our 10 – 16 year old category was Chloe.
ChloeJoint runners up in the 10 – 16 year old category were Callie and Ellie-Mae.

Callie Ellie-Mae

The winner of our 6-10 year old category was Jack.

Jack

In joint 1st in our Under 6s category are Lolah and Willow.

Lolah Willow

Share your favourite Swans memory with us

The DSA committee are still in touch with each other, and we, too, are obviously disappointed that we were unable to support Level Playing Fields’ weeks of action, along with our end of season event, but….we had to ensure the safety of everyone.

Thank you all for your continued support, and please remember that we are here for you.

Right – We would like our DSA members to think about their favourite Swans memory – be it a game, meeting a player, travelling to an away game, coming to a DSA event, ANYTHING – and if you would like, right a short little paragraph and include a photo if you so wish.

Send all details to secswandsa@gmail.com

We would be interested in putting them on our Swansea City DSA Facebook page  – just to have some happy posts at present.

We would obviously need your permission for this, especially if children are interested in writing something – which we will encourage.

DSA provide Easter Treat for Children’s Wards

The DSA are pleased to announce that we have taken 120 Easter eggs to the children’s wards in Morriston hospital.

Huge thanks to Diane Williams and Julian Fearn who kindly collected the eggs from the committee and dropped them at the hospital.

Easter Eggs for Children's Wards in Morriston Hospital

The eggs had been bought for our end of season social event which had been postponed due to current circumstances.

Many thanks everyone for your suggestions.

All Swans DSA Events Cancelled until Further Notice

Following the  announcement on Friday the 13th of March 2020 that the EFL have confirmed that all fixtures have been postponed until Friday, April 3rd, the DSA would also like to confirm that all DSA events are postponed until further notice this also includes all DSA committee meetings.

As the health and  safety and the well-being of our DSA members and our DSA committee are of paramount importance, to us and we are all aware that the virus is a great threat to vulnerable people.

Therefore  it is important that we all follow guidance and act sensibly and accordingly.

Finally please everyone stay safe, and if we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your cooperation and for your continued support to The DSA.

Your DSA Committee

We’re supporting “Don’t Dance Alone” Week

The Swans DSA are proud to be supporting Swansea Sound’s “Don’t dance alone” week which runs from March 16 – 22nd this year, and is proudly supported by McDonalds.

Don't Dance Alone Week 2020

Did you know that…

  • More than 2 million people over 75 live alone in the UK
  • Many don’t speak to a SINGLE person for a month
  • Loneliness can be as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Our next DSA coffee morning, for our DSA members, is to be held on Tuesday, 17th March at 10am, and we are holding this in the Harvester Morfa.

We only have a few spaces left, so booking through the Swans DSA is essential and thank you to all who have already booked a place.

 

 

Our March Coffee Morning

It was great to see so many of of our Members at our February coffee morning and we hope that you all enjoyed.

We are already busy planning our March Coffee morning, which will be held on Tuesday, March 17th at 10am.

As explained at our last coffee morning, we are hosting a “breakfast” morning – which will be held at the Harvester Morfa, and they have kindly agreed that they will sort it out so that we can all be together in the bar area.

We would be grateful if you could confirm, as soon as is possible, if you would care to join us at the Harvester – we need to know numbers in order to confirm details with the Harvester.

We have provisionally booked for approx. 30 members.

February Coffee Morning

It was fantastic to welcome over 40 of our Members to our February Coffee Morning at the Liberty Stadium today, along with our President Alan Curtis.

The morning was a great success, with Alan speaking at great length about his career with the Swans and Wales, providing a great insight for those lifelong Swansea fans in attendance.

Alan Curtis

This event was our second coffee morning, following on from the event held at the Liberty last September, where over £200 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Research.

We plan to make our Member coffee mornings a regular feature in the calendar, so why not join the Swans DSA and ensure you’re one of the first to know about our regular social events.