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, the awareness raised from the fundraising events and activities ensures Velindre’s profile stays high in the eyes of the public and this helps encourage others to fundraise for us too!

Money raised and donated to Velindre is used to fund things over and above those provided by the NHS, and it’s those things that make such a difference here at the hospital. Here are just a few examples of projects, services and equipment funded by fundraising money last year:

  • Specialist Cancer Nurses
  • Refurbishment of the First Floor Inpatient Ward
  • Wigs, hair pieces and /or head scarves for patients
  • Continuation & Development of Phase 1 Trials Activity
  • Zeiss Observer Z1 Microscope
  • Scalp Cooling Equipment
  • Free Wifi throughout the hospital

Great British & Irish Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland, Velindre President Jonathan Davies and the Lions mascot 'BIL' paid a special Christmas visit to Velindre and met with staff and patients. Click here to watch a video of the visit.

Lions will be supporting Velindre with their Leading the Lions Cardiff Dinner on February 10 2017 and you could be there!

The Welsh Guards, Santa & Friends paid their annual Christmas visit to Velindre this week handing out gifts to our patients and staff and spreading Christmas cheer! A huge thank you to Dreams & Wishes Charity for organising this.

The Heart To Heart Christmas Appeal has been very popular this year. There have been lots of donations and lovely messages put on our virtual Christmas tree such as this one:

"For my wonderful husband, Gareth. I love you and miss you so, so much. Thanks to the staff at Velindre for all the great care you gave. xx"

There is still time to put your special message on our virtual Christmas tree and support Velindre this Christmas. Please click here to make your donation and write your message.

2017 Events:

We have some exciting events coming up in the New Year! Whether you want to get fit, have fun, take part in a once in a lifetime event or simply support Velindre, we have the event for you!

The Cardiff Blues Question of Sport Special: Watch stars of Cardiff Blues past and present - including father and son duo Brynmor and Lloyd Williams - battle it out in a question of sport special! An ideal Christmas gift! Book online here.

Walk With The Weatherman: Join Derek Brockway for a walk up South Wales' highest peak - Penyfan - on Sunday 27th March 2017. Enter here

Cardiff Triathlon: Two time triathlon World Champion and Team GB athlete Helen Jenkins encourages you to go "HeadFirst in to the Cardiff Triathlon 2017" in aid of Brain Tumour Research Appeal here at Velindre Cancer Centre! For further details and how to enter please contact us.

Ride With The Pride: There are still a few spaces left to join British Lions legends Shane Williams, Mike Hall, Andy Powell and former All Black Xavier Rush on our special bike ride in New Zealand ahead of the British & Irish Lions first test. 

Thank you once again for your continued support!



Velindre Fundraising December Newsletter

December 22, 2016