EE staff choose Velindre as their charity of the year for 2017

Staff at EE in Merthyr Tydfil have voted to support Velindre as their nominated charity for 2017. This exciting new partnership will see the employees participating in a variety of events, activities and challenges to raise funds for Wales’ premier cancer centre. EE’s Head of Site, Alison McCarthy, said: “We are delighted to be supporting...

READ MORE January 12, 2017

Ground-breaking research which helps lung cancer patients wins MediWales Innovation Award

 Ground-breaking research on circulating tumour DNA, which has helped lung cancer patients access novel therapies to help with their treatment, has won a prestigious MediWales innovation award. The All Wales Genetics Laboratory team was awarded the NHS Judges Award at the 2016 MediWales Innovation Awards on 13th December 2016.   The...

READ MORE January 11, 2017

Velindre Fundraising December Newsletter

We would like to wish all our incredible fundraisers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We have had another very successful year thanks to your amazing fundraising efforts. Through your hard work, dedication and support, Velindre is rightly recognized as Wales’ premier Cancer Centre. As well as the financial benefits,...

READ MORE December 22, 2016

Heart To Heart Christmas Appeal

Who’s in your heart this Christmas? Leave a special message on the virtual Velindre Christmas Tree and help make a difference to cancer patients in Wales. Christmas is a special time when we reflect on the year, enjoy time with family and friends, remember loved ones and generally appreciatewhat we have. So this Christmas, whether you want...

READ MORE November 30, 2016

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS PARTNER WITH VELINDRE CANCER CENTRE

THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS have partnered with Velindre Cancer Centre/Canolfan Ganser Felindre for the 2017 Tour to New Zealand. For the first time the Lions will officially support the charity which makes a difference to cancer patients and their families, including holding a fund-raising dinner at Cardiff City Hall on February 10 2017 –...

READ MORE November 29, 2016

Go HeadFirst into the Cardiff Triathlon

Double Triathlon World Champion and Team GB athlete, Helen Jenkins, is urging people to get fit and give Triathlon a go, specifically the Cardiff Triathlon 2017 in aid of Velindre Cancer Centre. Having won the ITU World Championships in 2008 & 2011, representing Wales in the Commonwealth Games and also Team GB in both London 2012 and Rio 2016,...

READ MORE November 2, 2016

Caring For My Family With Cancer Book Wins Special Nursing Times Award

Velindre NHS Trust has won a coveted Nursing Times Award. The results of the Nursing Times Awards 2016 were revealed on 26 October at the prestigious Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the nursing and healthcare profession came together for a night of recognition and celebration of the sector’s achievements. Velindre NHS Trust has won in the Cancer...

READ MORE November 2, 2016

There are 33 hills of 2000ft in South Wales and this man has climbed them all - while battling cancer

David Ollerton, from Cardiff, has raised more than £6,000 for the cancer hospital which helped him. Hill walking is strenuous at the best of times, let along when you're battling cancer. But Velindre patient David Ollerton hasn't just tackled a couple of hills - he's bagged the set. The 66-year-old, from Thornhill in Cardiff, has climbed all 33 of the 2,000ft...

READ MORE October 10, 2016

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!  

READ MORE March 16, 2016

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...

READ MORE February 24, 2016

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