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

Husband And Wife Complete Year Long Walk Around Wales

A husband and wife have completed a gruelling 870 mile walk around Wales for Velindre. The couple from Radnor took a year to complete the walk on Wales' Coastal Path to raise funds for Velindre's Victory Over Cancer Campaign. Pamela and her husband during the walk 64-year old Pamela Mallpress, along with her husband Chris, decided to take on the challenge...

READ MORE October 3, 2014

Epic cycle ride raises more than half a million pounds for Velindre

A phenomenal £600,000 has been raised for Velindre Cancer Centre by cyclists riding hundreds of kilometres along America’s east coast. The East Coast Bike Challenge, organised by Velindre Fundraising, saw rugby legends Jonathan Davies and Martyn Williams lead riders across 515km from Boston to New York. The event, which consisted of two separate...

READ MORE October 2, 2014

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