Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Three quarters of women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making treatment more difficult. That is why awareness is so important, to drive forward improvements in detection, treatment and ultimately survival. Make sure you are familiar with the symptoms of Ovarian cancer, if you regularly experience...

READ MORE March 16, 2016

Lord Mayor's Golf Day & Dinner!

 We are pleased to announce that the Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day Tournament will take place at Cardiff Golf Club on Wednesday 27th April 2016. We hope you will be able to join us to support Velindre, as the Lord Mayor's chosen charity for the year!  

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NHS Wales -Welsh Three Peaks 2016 Challenge

NHS staff, friends & family are taking to Wales' highest mountains 29th-30th April 2016 to raising money for Velindre Cancer Centre! Their challenge will take them over Snowdon (1085m), Cadair Idris (892m), and Pen-y-Fan (886m)- all to be completed by the team, within 24 hours! You can join them for this amazing opportunity to experience the stunning...

READ MORE February 24, 2016

Jonathan Davies' 8th Celebrity Golf Day

Velindre Patron Jonathan Davies holds his 8th Velindre Celebrity Golf Day this year! It will take place at Radyr Golf Club on Thursday 19th May 2016. The previous 7 Velindre Celebrity Golf day events have raised over £70,000 and are a popular and highly successful fixture in the corporate golfing calendar.   The format that has worked...

READ MORE February 24, 2016

Velindre Outpatients Refurbishment

At Velindre, we undertake the National Survey on a monthly basis during face-to-face conversations, in addition to this, we also capture experience information via Patient Stories. Following on from this research, we received feedback that “the chairs in Outpatients are too low & difficult to get up from”, and thanks to our wonderful...

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Score a Tri With Shane Williams!

   Wales and British Lions Legend Shane Williams will be swapping his rugby boots for his wetsuit and cycling helmet this June as he represents Velindre Cancer Centre and competes in the Cardiff Triathlon 2016. Shane will be taking part in the Olympic distance race that see’s participants swim 1500m,...

READ MORE January 27, 2016

Patagonia Trek Success!

We are delighted to announce our ‪Patagonia Treks, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Welsh settlers leaving for South America led by Patrons Rhod Gilbert and James Dean Bradfield and Ambassador Shane Williams has raised over £500,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre! A massive thank you to everyone who took part and everyone who donated. More...

READ MORE December 14, 2015

Reindeer Run for Velindre Cancer Centre

On the evening of Saturday 5th December, over 800 people donned their reindeer antlers and flashing nose to run the mile route into Whitchurch village where there was an outdoor cinema, streets stalls and live music to entertain, all in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre. Our Patron Sam Warbuton came to support the runners and start the race, and Santa...

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Christmas Concert at St John's Church

On the 2nd of December the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress attended the first ever Velindre Christmas Carol Concert in St John’s Church, Cardiff. The concert raises funds for the Lord Mayor's Cardiff United Against Cancer Appeal, raising vital funds for Velindre's Cutting Edge Appeal.  The concert featured performances by award winning Tredegar...

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Velindre Christmas Jumper day

Velindre Christmas Jumper day took place at Velindre Cancer Centre, where all staff members were invited to wear a Christmas Jumper to work and donate £1 to the Lord Mayor's Cardiff United Against Cancer Appeal, raising funds for The Cutting Edge Appeal! The day was a huge success, raising over £350.00, with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress...

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Student scales Kilimanjaro in memory of his midwife mum 'who was there for everyone'

When 20-year-old Rhys Andrews began climbing the tallest mountain on the African continent this week he would have been thinking about his mum and the people like her he hopes to help. Rhys’ mum Sarah died of breast cancer in 2012 at the age of 43. Since then, the third year Cardiff University biomedical student has dedicated his life to helping...

READ MORE September 24, 2015

Cardiff United Against Cancer: 'We want to make sure Velindre Cancer Centre has the best facilities in Europe'

Having given his family comfort during their toughest hours, picking a charity to support in his year as Lord Mayor was easy for David Walker. But at that time he had no idea his family would need Velindre Cancer Centre’s help again so soon. Jan Walker, David’s wife, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on December 23, 2013. By the following...

READ MORE September 10, 2015

Burger & Lobster make a delicious donation!

Burger & Lobster make a delicious donation!   Velindre Cancer Centre are delighted to have received a donation of £4037.71 from Burger & Lobster Cardiff, which was raised from an innovative fundraising event where they asked customers to pay what they wanted for their lunchtime meals, and give it directly to the hospital...

READ MORE August 26, 2015

CANCER PATIENT URGES PEOPLE TO ZIP SLIDE, MAKE SOME NOISE AND RAISE MONEY FOR VELINDRE

43-year old Angharad Underwood from Chepstow is organising a special zip slide challenge and fundraising extravaganza to raise funds for Velindre Cancer Centre, where she has been treated for breast cancer. This all-day fundraising spectacular will take place on Saturday 5th September at the National Dive Centre in Chepstow from 10am–7pm. As well...

READ MORE August 19, 2015

Velindre cancer centre introduces new cutting-edge radiotherapy techniques for Welsh cancer patients

Velindre cancer centre has introduced a new cutting-edge radiotherapy technique, meaning patients who had previously travelled to England can now receive treatment in Wales. Velindre Cancer Centre claims the stereotactic radiosurgery, which sends high doses of radiation to tumours, causes less damage to surrounding healthy tissue than conventional...

READ MORE June 29, 2015

Cardiff Triathlon to be streamed live worldwide with Jamie Baulch official starter!

With the Cardiff Triathlon only just under a week away (28th June) event organisers Always Aim High Events have today announced that the Welsh Capitals’ first ever triathlon will be streamed live worldwide! Well over a thousand triathletes have already registered for the triathlon that looks set to be a fast paced, action packed and fiercely...

READ MORE June 22, 2015

Velindre named as Lord Mayor's Charity 2015

Velindre Cancer Centre named as Lord Mayor’s charity. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr David Walker, has chosen Velindre Cancer Centre as his nominated charity for his year in office. Announcing his support for the centre in Whitchurch, Cllr Walker said: “Velindre is one of the largest cancer centres in the UK and is the premier provider...

READ MORE May 27, 2015

Record turnout for Walk The Wye 2015

The Rotary Club’s “Walk The Wye” event, held on Sunday 10th May attracted a record 331 walkers from as far afield as Bath and Birmingham. The valley scenery was at its springtime best, despite the overcast skies, with bluebells and wild garlic in flower, and fresh green leaves on the trees. Many walkers entered into the fun spirit...

READ MORE May 18, 2015

World record-breaking fitness attempt to be held in Cardiff to raise funds for Velindre

It may be best known for hosting music gigs but Cardiff Motorpoint Arena will become the venue for a world record-breaking attempt for the largest Funky Pump circuit training session this month. Alexandra Otley, 41, the sales and marketing manager at Live Nation's venue, has been going to Funky Pump classes for the last four years and is now fundraising...

READ MORE May 7, 2015

Velindre Launch Children's Book To Support Cancer Patients And Their Families

A unique book, designed by staff at Velindre NHS Trust to support patients and their families through cancer and treatments, was launched by Health & Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford in Cardiff Bay today. For the past few years Michele Pengelly, a Specialist Nurse, and Ceri Harris, Equality and Diversity Manager, have been writing...

READ MORE May 5, 2015