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

10TH ANNIVERSARY CARTEN BIKE RIDE FOR VELINDRE

THE popular CARTEN100 bike ride is celebrating ten years of great riding and supporting charities in Wales. This year’s special anniversary will see the 100 mile Cardiff to Tenby ride support Velindre Cancer Centre. The ride will take place on Saturday 9 May and entry is now open to riders at: www.carten100.com The...

READ MORE January 15, 2015

Manics sign up for Velindre Patagonia Trek!

TWO members of the Manic Street Preachers are joining a mammoth charity trek through Patagonia next year to mark the 150th anniversary when more than 160 people from Wales travelled there to begin a new life. James Dean Bradfield and Sean Moore will be part of a 50-strong team hiking in aid of Cardiff-based Velindre Cancer Care Centre in November 2015. Also...

READ MORE November 14, 2014

Madison Lloyd from Ton Pentre is raising money for charity after learning a friend's mum had breast cancer

An inspirational little girl from Ton Pentre has proved she’s a cut above after having her long locks snipped off for charity. Ton Pentre Junior School pupil Madison Lloyd, eight, had 12 inches removed from her golden tresses after deciding to raise money for the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff. “A friend of hers in school, his mother...

READ MORE October 29, 2014

Pencoed mum 'on cloud nine' after completing gruelling cycle across America

 A Pencoed mum said she remains on cloud nine a fortnight after completing “the challenge of a lifetime”, cycling a mammoth 515km across America’s East Coast. Sian Harris spent five days pedalling alongside 40 others, taking in astonishing sights as she made her way from Boston to New York to

READ MORE October 9, 2014

Family and friends of late runner will aim to complete his goal of 100 marathons in this years Cardiff Half Marathon

Friends and family of a late running enthusiast who aimed to run 100 half marathons will help to complete his challenge at Sunday’s Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon. Graham Johnson died on 4th October 2013. He could boast a medal collection including 10 marathons and 89 half marathons. He was determined to run 100 half marathons but cancer...

READ MORE October 6, 2014

Record Amount Of Runners Take Part In Cardiff Half Marathon 2014

The 2014 Cardiff Half Marathon was a great success, with 21,000 runners setting off on starting line. Velindre also had a record number of runners in the event, with 176 people donning green Velindre Victory Over Cancer running vests with pride. Breast cancer survivor Rachel Barlow McGuire 41, who last year trekked up Kilimanjaro just months after...

READ MORE October 6, 2014

Velindre Staff To Run Cardiff Half Marathon For Centre

A team of staff from Velindre will be running the Cardiff Half Marathon this Sunday. The idea was that of Clinical Nurse Specialist Annie Jones who said she was taking inspiration from the strength of character and the fighting spirit of patients that she had met at the centre. Annie said: "I have no background in running, so I have had to start...

READ MORE October 3, 2014