1100 Set New Record For Gangham Style Dance

A whopping 1,100 children, parents and grandparents danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records this weekend for having the most people dancing to the song at one time. The lively fundraiser, which took place at Whitchurch Common just after 3pm on Saturday, was in aid of Velindre Hospital. It was organised by Whitchurch dad Andy Maguire...

READ MORE July 8, 2014

Martyn Williams' Victory Over Cancer Walk A Great Success

150 men, women and children joined Wales rugby centurion Martyn Williams for his annual walk for Velindre on Sunday 29th June. This years walk was a picturesque 8.5 mile route starting and finishing at Llantristant Leisure Centre, and the sun shone for the whole walk! Velindre Fundraising and Martyn would like to thank Jeff Cowland for helping...

READ MORE July 2, 2014

Hundreds Turn Out for In The Pink's Midsummer Walk

Over 450 men, women and children took part in In The Pink's Midsummer Walk on Sunday, raising funds for Breast Cancer research and care at Velindre. There were two walk routes; an 8 mile and a 10 mile, which started at 8am and finished in Llangynidr Village Hall. After the walk walkers tucked in to a well earned breakfast roll and cup of cofee. This...

READ MORE June 29, 2014

Rhod Gilbert Hosts Quiz Night For Hugh James

On Wednesday 4 June, Hugh James hosted a sports quiz in aid of Velindre at the Thistle Hotel in Cardiff, featuring comedian Rhod Gilbert as celebrity quizmaster. The evening was a great success and took the total funds raised by Hugh James for Velindre to over £30,000 for the year to date with more events still to come. 20 teams battled it out throughout...

READ MORE June 6, 2014

Cardiff Blues Stars Matthew Rees & Bradley Davies Launch New Gentlemenís Afternoon Tea At Park Plaza Cardiff

Taking inspiration from the classic Gentlemen’s clubs of the nineteenth century, Park Plaza Cardiff has introduced a rather delicious and altogether debonair new take on the traditional afternoon tea. The new Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea, offers a masculine twist on the traditionally feminine afternoon past time, swapping finger sandwiches...

READ MORE May 19, 2014

Cancer brought my family together

Having battled and beaten cancer twice, former beauty queen Suzanne Sullivan knows only too well about the disease’s devastation. But for the 54-year-old ex Miss Cardiff, the condition has had one surprising and unintended consequence – by uniting her with the family she’d never met. Her cancer ordeal began when she was first diagnosed...

READ MORE May 13, 2014

75 Miler For Smiler A Huge Success!

Friends and family of Cardiff Blues star Matthew Rees took part in a 75 mile sponsored walk over the May Bank Holiday to raising £6000 to date for Velindre Cancer Centre. Organised by Matthew’s uncle Dave Edgecombe, the group walked 75 miles over three days taking in each club Matthew has played for – Llanelli Scarlets, Treorchy,...

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75 Miler For Smiler Starts Friday

The recent news that Wales Hooker Matthew Rees has been given the all clear to resume training with the Cardiff Blues by specialists at Velindre Cancer Centre was greeted with joy across the rugby community. Now a group of Matthews closest friends and family members who have lost family and friends to cancer, the Refail Wayfairers led by Matthew’s...

READ MORE April 30, 2014

Canadian Couple Half Way Through Walk Around Wales

A Canadian couple are over half way in their walk around the coast Wales for several charities, including Velindre Cancer Centre. Mona and David Matthews, retired teachers who live in Calgary in Canada, have walked about 472 of the 870 official miles of the Wales Coastal Path to raise money for cancer research and related support in Wales, Canada and the USA. The...

READ MORE April 28, 2014

Dad's cancer battle inspires Abertillery woman

AN ABERTILLERY woman has raised more than £1,220 for the fight against colon cancer after her father was diagnosed with the illness. Lisa Bytheway, 29, originally of Llanhilleth, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a long-term condition affecting the bowels after losing nine stone in weight for her wedding last year. Mrs Bytheway’s...

READ MORE April 23, 2014

On his return to rugby, Matthew Rees tells Wales Online about his battle with cancer

In October last year, Matthew Rees was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Since then, the former Wales skipper has won his battle with the illness and returned to rugby. Here, he tells Simon Thomas at Mediawales, what the past six months have been like. Q: What did it feel like when you ran back onto that field last Saturday against Ulster? A: It was great...

READ MORE April 7, 2014

Intrepid Barry Group's Three Peaks Challenge to support Velindre

A team of 10 friends from a Barry fitness group are preparing to scale the highest peaks in Britain to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre. The team, who all attend Nicky Palmer Fitness in the town, will be attempting to climb Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1,085m) on June 7 – all within 24 hours to raise money for the awareness...

READ MORE April 3, 2014

Medium Night Raises Over £2000 Thanks To Help From Barclays

A psychic medium night has raised over £2000 thanks to help from Barclays Bank. Over 90 people came to see award winning psychic medium Karen Wilson perform at the Village Hotel in Cardiff on Thursday 27th March. The evening was organised with the help of Jane Goodwin of  the Porth branch of Barclays Bank to raise funds for Velindre Cancer...

READ MORE April 2, 2014

Hugh James Rugby Lunch Raises £21,000 For Velindre

On Friday 28 March, Hugh James hosted a rugby lunch at the Millennium Stadium, raising more than £21,000 in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre. The lunch was organised as part of a year of fundraising activity Hugh James is undertaking for Velindre which culminates in the East Coast Bike Challenge in September. Matthew Tossell, Andrew Harding and Joe Purcell,...

READ MORE March 31, 2014

Cardiff author pledges book royalties to Velindre Cancer Centre

A Cardiff author’s award-winning story is set to help cancer patients at the city’s Velindre Hospital Patric Morgan’s book Do Not Go Gently was originally written as a blog and charts his father David’s battle with throat cancer. In 2012 he won the Best Writing on a Blog award at the Wales Blog Awards and decided later that...

READ MORE March 25, 2014

Jonathan Davies celebrates 5 years as Velindre Fundraising President

Rugby legend Jonathan Davies is celebrating five years as the president of Velindre Fundraising. Since working with the team, he has helped launch appeals, fronted fundraising campaigns and put on his own events to raise money for the treatment of cancer patients in Wales. Andrew Morris, head of fundraising, said: “We were absolutely delighted...

READ MORE March 24, 2014

Ospreys v Scarlets: Who's the brainiest in the West?

THE battle between the Ospreys and the Scarlets to be crowned the best in the west is always fierce. But next month some of Wales’s finest rugby players will come face to face in a battle of the minds, all in the name of charity. The Ospreys and the Scarlets will clash off the field when they go head to head in a Question of Sport special at the Towers...

READ MORE March 11, 2014

Cardiff singer set to wow crowds at Twickenham with stunning soprano voice

    Cardiff singer set to wow crowds at Twickenham with stunning soprano voice Annelies was chosen to sing the Welsh national anthem at today's Wales v England Six Nations match     Singer Annelies Kruidenier will perform at Twickenham She has tumbling long blonde locks, a mega-watt smile and a stunning...

READ MORE March 10, 2014

Gethin Jenkins and his team beat Tom Shanklin's team in a Cardiff Blues Question of Sport Special!

250 people watched Gethin Jenkins, Sam Warburton and Rhys Patchell beat Tom Shanklin, Martyn Williams and Rhys Williams by 2 points in a Cardiff Blues Question of Sport Special in aid of Velindre last night. It was very close with the 'past' team leading for tthroughout the first half, but  they were overtaken by the 'present' team in the 2nd half.  Both...

READ MORE February 28, 2014

Megaday raises £252,00 for Velindre!!

We are so proud to share this message with you! Organisers of the Megaday music festival are delighted to announce that last year’s Megaday event beat its target and raised over £20,000 for Velindre Cancer Centre. This means that the total now raised for Velindre by Megaday has smashed through the quarter of a million pound barrier, raising...

READ MORE February 28, 2014