Merthyr Tydfil & District Support Group

All monthly events are held at:

High Street Baptist Church

Merthyr Tydfil

CF47 8DN

Time: 1:30pm

New members are always welcome

Group contact details:

Judith: 01443 453158

Ann: 01685 722874

Mary: 01685 723111

Or Contact Louise Fox Regional Development Manager

Tel 07802953967 e-mail


206 Challenge Walk

On 26th September volunteers from the Merthyr Tydfil support group set off for their 206 Challenge walk  around the lake in Cyfarthfa Park. Armed with water, energy sweets and their welsh flag they set off around the lake, they were very distinctive in their bright blue and orange t shirts and attracted a lot of attention! Everyone managed a lap of the lake on what was a very cold and Autumnal day which is an incredible achievement.


After they had finished their walk everyone set off to the café in the castle in Cyfarthfa park for very well deserved tea and cake. Again, very distinctive in their t shirts they attracted a lot of attention in the café and the café owner was so impressed with what they had done she has pledged a raffle prize for the group’ meetings. The group had originally intended to see if they could raise £206 to tie in with the 206 challenge but their family and friends were  so impressed with what they were doing that they managed to raise a staggering £700!! Well done to everyone involved!”

2018 Programme

January – no meeting, winter break.

13th February
Speakers Mrs Kay Maybank
Five ways to to well-being
Mrs Pamela Karn from Mind
Carers Awareness
13th March
Speaker Mr David Davies
The High Sheriff of Glamorgan

10th April
Bring and Buy and Tea Party
10 years celebration of the support group

15th May
Speaker Ian Woolston
Park Ranger subject the Crawshaws and Victorian Gardens

12th June
Summer Trip
Details at a later date

10th July
Speaker  to be disclosed at a later date

August - Summer Break, no meeting

11th September
Medical update
Dr James Martin MD.FRCP
Consultant Rheumatologist

16th October
Mr Huw Williams
talk on YPRES, First World War  recommended by one of our members

13th November
Shopping Trip. Details at a later date

11th December
Christmas Event