Donation to Singleton Maternity Department
The Swansea Historic Vehicle Register Summer Rally that brings over visitors from the Kinsale Vintage Car Club in Ireland, the town ‘twinned’ with the City of Swansea, raised £1100 thanks to the generosity of both motor clubs and the invaluable help of the Days Motor Group, that has supported SHVR for some ten years.
Club members Mike Palmer, Ted Purcell and Mike and Sally Jones met with Mr. David Watkins, the Director of Commercial Operations at Days Motor Group Swansea, along with Sara Morgan – Lead Midwife and Unit Manager - and Cathy Bartlett the Labour Ward Co-ordinator at the Maternity Unit in Singleton Hospital to make a donation of the funds raised. The money will be used to purchase a hand held ‘Doppler’ machine and a Blood Pressure and Oxygen monitor to allow the monitoring of women in labour in the most comfortable and efficient manner, and the choice of the Maternity Unit as recipient of the funds was that of the Days Motor Group. Mr. Dennis Rees DMG Business Executive , whose Daughter and Sons partner have recently given birth at the unit, was naturally pleased at the decision. His Director Mr. Watkins said – on behalf of DMG Swansea – “We are delighted to have had links with the SHVR for some ten years, and look forward to continuing our association with the club in the future, enabling them to provide such a great contribution to our community, as well as foster excellent tourist links, and of course to enjoy their historic motor cars in such a responsible way”.
Pictured (left to right) in the DMG Showroom Swansea are Ted Purcell, David Watkins, Cathy Bartlett, Mike Jones, Sally Jones and Sara Morgan, along with Teds 1934 Riley Lynx Special and the MGB GT of Mike & Sally.