CHILDREN and young people living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions will be able to continue to make magical memories after the Scarlets renewed its partnership with the local health board.

Scarlets Rugby will be continuing its partnership with Hywel Dda Health Charities – the official charity of the Hywel Dda University Health Board – to support the Wish Fund campaign.

The campaign raises funds to create magical memories for children and young people living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.

The partnership was renewed at an event at the Scarlets’ Parc y Scarlets stadium earlier this month where families supported by the NHS Paediatric Palliative Care services toured the stadium, met some of the Scarlets players and took part in some practice kicks and passes.

Heulwen attended with her son Jake and said: “It was a magical day and Jake was thrilled to receive a signed shirt and hat. We’ll never forget it.”

The Scarlets’ Wales international Jonathan Davies said: “We are delighted to be a part of the Wish Fund campaign and look forward to working with Hywel Dda Health Charities to make a real difference to families across mid and west Wales.

“We hope to inspire people across the region to join with us and bring a bit of joy to their lives. We want to help them create some brilliant memories which will last forever.”

Rachel Brown, Paediatric Palliative Care play specialist, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Scarlets are supporting our Wish Fund campaign.

“The Wish Fund provides us with opportunities to give that little extra to our patients and families which are beyond NHS expenditure. These include fantastic group activities and family day trips, therapeutic play toys to help young patients process what they are experiencing, and wellbeing resources for families and young siblings.

“It means we can create cherished memories together.”

Scarlets Rugby will work with the health charity to raise funds for the campaign and raise awareness about the work of the Paediatric Palliative Care team. For more information, visit