Velindre named as Lord Mayo's Charity 2015

Velindre Cancer Centre named as Lord Mayor’s charity. The new 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

Cardiff to Paris Mega Cycle

This morning Team Megaday left Velindre for the three hundred mile cycle which will end at The Eifel Tower, Paris on Saturday lunchtime Team Megaday are a group of volunteers associated with the Megaday music festival held annually in Caerphilly to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre. The cyclists hope to raise £5000 to add to the almost...

READ MORE April 22, 2015

GROOM TO CYCLE 193 MILES TO GET TO THE CHURCH ON TIME!

Luke England and fiancée Harriet Clarke like every soon to be married couple have been looking forward to their rapidly approaching big day. Until a boozy night out threw wedding plans up in the air. Luke’s mother Marianne England explains: “Having been at a Velindre fundraiser last week, we got chatting (after a lot of alcohol had been...

READ MORE April 16, 2015

The 2015 Mair's Walk Is Open!

100’s of walkers are set to embark on the 9th annual ‘Mair’s Walk’ on Sunday 7th June at 11am, raising vital funds for the Stepping Stones Appeal, supporting Lung Cancer Research at Velindre Cancer Centre. This popular 3 mile walk takes in stunning scenery from Bridgend Recreation Centre, through Newbridge Fields and the stunning...

READ MORE April 16, 2015

Rhod Gilbert to host special 'All You Can Eat Panel Show Buffet' for Velindre

Rhod Gilbert has confirmed the dates and venues for three nights of spectacular entertaintment aimed at raising funds for Velindre Cancer Centre where he is a Patron. The shows - Rhod Gilbert's All You Can Eat Panel Show Buffet - will feature Rhod as quiz master and special guests from the world of comedy, music and sport. The first two nights...

READ MORE March 30, 2015

Stunning New Route For 2015 Martyn Williams' Victory Over Cancer Walk

The date for the annual Martyn Williams Walk for Velindre has been announced as Sunday 28th June, and this year there will be a brand new route. This will be the 6th walk that Martyn has led for the Cancer Centre where is a Patron. The previous routes have been a punishing climb up Pen y Fan, followed by 3 Lighthouse Walks along the Heritage Coastline,...

READ MORE March 30, 2015

Weathermans Walk Up Penyfan A Huge Success

60 people joined BBC weatherman Derek Brockway for a sponsored walk up Penyfan on Sunday, celebrating the spring equinox. In his welcome address at the start of the walk, Derek told the walkers the weather would be good and he was correct and the views at the top were amazing. This was Derek's second walk for Velindre in the lead up to his Patagonia...

READ MORE March 25, 2015

Stiletto strollers raise funds for breast cancer research

MORE THAN 50 people took to the streets of Cardiff in their stilettos on Sunday (22 March) to take part in the Specsavers Stiletto Stroll raising funds for breast cancer care and research at Velindre Cancer Centre. Led by television presenter Sarra Elgan, the crowd of men, women and children made their way around the city centre, raising £1,500...

READ MORE March 24, 2015

Caerphilly nurse to trek Patagonia to raise cash for Velindre Cancer Centre

An ex-RAF medic is trekking for six days in Patagonia in a bid to raise £6,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre. Jovi Slade, from Caerphilly, served for five years in the RAF and now works for the specialist cancer treatment centre in Cardiff. The 25-year-old will join a team of 20, led by Welsh rugby legend Shane Williams, to walk the track 162 Welsh...

READ MORE March 18, 2015

'Marks and Spencer South Wales and West go the distance for Velindre!'

17 Marks and Spencer stores in Wales and 4 from England took part in various fundraising events over the weekend raising an incredible £21000 for Velindre. 11 members of staff from various stores took part in the St David’s Day 10k run in Cardiff whilst other stores did bucket collections, static bike rides and a variety of fundraising...

READ MORE March 16, 2015

Ystrad Mynach Primary call on schools to make a difference

This year Ystrad Mynach Primary School is hoping to raise £100,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre, after the Headteacher was inspired by a pupil who has recently recovered from Leukemia. The school is asking other schools from across Wales to help raise money for this wonderful charity. Jonathan Lloyd, Headteacher of Ystrad Mynach Primary School...

READ MORE March 6, 2015

Mum launches 'Tie a Topknot' social media campaign to donate cash to two cancer causes

A mum-of-two who lost her hair during chemotherapy has launched a social media campaign to encourage people to wear a scarf on their head for charity. Angela Jones was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012, underwent a mastectomy and had reconstructive surgery at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital. But two-and-a-half years later a new lump was found,...

READ MORE February 24, 2015

Park Plaza and Velindre team up to raise vital funds in 2015

Cancer patients and their families in Wales are soon to benefit from a new partnership between Cardiff’s most popular hotel supporting Velindre Cancer Centre as its 2015 Charity of the Year, in order to raise much needed funds. The team at Park Plaza Cardiff have pledged to raise £10,000 this year for Velindre, as part of the hotels 10th...

READ MORE February 16, 2015

Gwent Rugby Fans' Fundraiser For Velindre Cancer Centre

A GROUP of rugby enthusiasts from Gwent are hoping to raise £500 for the Velindre Cancer Centre when Wales take on Scotland at Murrayfield on February 15. The 45 fans will be holding dozens of giant inflatable daffodils during the Six Nations match. Some of the daffodils will inflate by up to 10 feet. The fans will be spread across five rows...

READ MORE January 26, 2015

Opticians urges public to slip on their stilettos in aid of cancer charity

TELEVISION presenter Sarra Elgan is calling on people to slip on their stilettos and take part in a sponsored stroll through Cardiff to raise money for breast cancer care and research. Ms Elgan is leading the Specsavers Stiletto Stroll on Sunday 22 March with all proceeds raised donated to the Velindre Cancer Centre. The stroll will start at the Specsavers...

READ MORE January 21, 2015

Jamie Baulch To Lead 9th Mair's Walk For Lung Cancer Research

Olympic medallist Jamie Baulch will be leading the 9th Mair’s Walk this June for Velindre Cancer Centre’s Stepping Stones Appeal, supporting Lung Cancer Research. The popular 3 mile sponsored walk will take place on Sunday 7th June from Bridgend Recreation Centre to Ogmore Castle...

READ MORE January 21, 2015

Rhod Gilbert to host comedy quiz show 'mash-ups' across RCT

Award-winning stand-up Rhod Gilbert will enlist famous friends for the summer gigs to help raise money for Velindre Cancer Care Have we got news for you - Rhod Gilbert will host a ‘mash-up’ of TV comedy quiz show favourites across RCT this summer in aid of charity. The top-selling stand-up and Never Mind The Buzzcocks host will play three...

READ MORE January 21, 2015