Megaday Target Huge Milestone

 The 22nd Megaday will have something for everyone at Caerphilly Rugby Club on 27th and 28th August. The festival will begin inside the huge marquee on the Saturday with ‘Megadaypresents Mega-Decades’ The event will continue on Sunday with 12 live bands. There will also be plenty...

READ MORE August 24, 2016

VELINDRE CANCER CENTRE VOTED IN AS ROYAL MINT STAFF CHARITY

 Staff at The Royal Mint and its new visitor attraction, The Royal Mint Experience, were in no doubt when it came to voting for their next nominated charity. Their new partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre will see them throwing themselves into a range of novel activities in order to raise funds for the worthy cause.   The Royal Mint’s...

READ MORE August 5, 2016

Row row row your boat, gently down the Taff!

Splash & Dash Regatta  Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016- Entry Fee : £35 per person – £140 per crew  Llandaff’s Splash and Dash Regatta, formerly known as Pub and Club Regatta, is held in the autumn each year and gives members of the public the chance to find out more about rowing and take part...

READ MORE July 27, 2016

Stories from Cardiff Half Marathon 2015

  Liz Webster ran the IAAF World Half Marathon in Cardiff earlier in the year to fundraise for us, and being an experienced runner she thought she'd struggle to raise much....but by May she had raised an incredible £1017 to help cancer patients and their families in South Wales! "I wouldn’t say I set myself a fundraising goal...

READ MORE July 18, 2016

Specialist Nurses Update

 It is Velindre’s aim that all patients have access to a named specialist nurse, who is specialised in a particular cancer site and a Welsh Government Target that all cancer patients should have an identified key worker. Cancer Nurse Specialist’s provide an essential service to patients and their families. Their value and key contribution...

READ MORE May 12, 2016

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...

READ MORE December 14, 2015

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