We’ve had a busy few months again – we’ve had lots going on at the Unit and quite a few nice social activities to balance it out.
We went to Cardiff Castle again this year for an after dark ghost tour. Our tour guide, James, was very helpful and led us round the castle in the dark with little torches to light our way. A few of us came close to tears and some threatened to leave!! The tour was really interesting and we learned lots of historical facts along the way. A few of us saw spooky things in the dark and we heard lots of creaks and sounds! We’ll definitely be going back!
A group of us were also invited up to GE Aviation in Caerphilly, who support TCT Wales a great deal. We were taken on a tour around the factory and we were shown the different stages of engine cleaning and engineering and told some mindblowing facts about how much airplane engines cost to build and run! This was a very different experience and a really interesting tour – we’ve also been offered opportunities to do work experience at GE, which is amazing.
Escape Rooms in Cardiff offered us two free games for the young people on our Unit, which was lovely of them! I somehow ended up in a dark room filled with plastic spiders and snakes! We worked our way around an Egyptian Tomb room, while the other group had to work on a Sherlock Holmes puzzle in their room. We made it out of the room (after a couple of helpful hints from the staff) with 4 minutes to spare!! The second group made it out with only a few seconds left. We were then invited to relive Crystal Maze and catch silver and gold in a fan room. We let the other team win….. 👀
For a year now, we’ve been involved with Radio Glamorgan, our hospital radio station. We were invited to take part in their 50th Anniversary broadcast, where they were broadcasting live for 50 hours, each hour representing a year. We hijacked Byron’s show in the studio, playing songs and chatting for two hours. We then chose songs from 2012-2014 that we love, which would be played on the radio the next day.
As always, although we have had some lovely moments over the past few months, there have also been difficult times. Some of our young people are unfortunately no longer with us, which is always really difficult. From our point of view, we were incredibly lucky to have known them and been a part of their lives.