Event Name Date
Nationwide Building Society

We have been nominated by the Nationwide Building Society as one of three charities to benefit from their Community Match programme.
There will be voting stations in branches for people to vote for their preferred charity. Please go along to your local branch of the Nationwide and cast your vote for our charity.
If our charity receives the most votes of the three charities, we would receive a donation of £500. Please vote!

July 1, 2013
Thyroid Cancer Alliance

Thyroid Cancer Alliance (TCA) at the World Congress of Thyroid Cancer.

Helen Hobrough, Chair of our Support Group, attended the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer as a Director of the Thyroid Cancer Alliance (TCA). The Congress was held in Toronto between the 9th and 14th July. There were over 1,000 delegates attending from over 61 countries. It provided an excellent opportunity for our Support Group (TCSGW) to showcase our work on the world stage! In particular, the iNATT project which is a world 1st.
We are indebted to the Genzyme Corporation and the Bayer Corporation for their generous funding of the travel to this conference and without whose help would have made attendance very difficult.
The group's funding of the NATT project was publicised at the meeting and in the TCA Newsletter which was distributed at the Congress.  It can be accessed at www.thyroidcanceralliance.org

The sale of our recipes books to raise funds for this project was also featured.

July 9, 2013
Summer Party

The annual summer party was held on Friday 19th July. It was a truly summer's evening weatherwise. Eighty five friends and family had a thoroughly enjoyabe evening. A total of over £1000 was raised from this event.
Many thanks to Helen for all her hard work in organising this popular event which has become a firm favourite on the Group's calender of events. Thanks again Helen, you are a human dynamo!!
We would like to thank our Sponsors who have so generously supported this event.
McDonald's Barry for their £300 donation.
Raffle prizes were donated by the following:-

  • Tesco, Barry.
  • Waitrose, Barry.
  • Morrison's Barry Waterfront.
  • Little Blue Deli, Thompson Street, Barry.
  • She Wears It Well, High Street, Barry.

Thanks to all those individuals who donated prizes for the raffle on the evening.

Our thanks also to Gordon and his staff at the Seashore Grill for their very generous support for our Charity and the super buffet they laid on for the party.

Many thanks also to Edson Printers and Integrated Graphics for their continued help and support in meeting our printed material needs.

July 19, 2013
Patient and Carer conference

Helen, Brenda and Cy attended the Patient and Carer conference sponsored by the South Wales Cancer Network Patient Forum. This was held in the Orangery at Margam Abbey.Some 112 delegates from various cancer services and support groups attended. The key note introductory speach was given by Professor Mark Drakeford AM, Minister for Health and Social Care in the Welsh Government in Cardiff.

We took advantage of this conference to have a table top display to raise awareness of thyroid cancer and to talk to other interested support group members

September 25, 2013
Thyroid Cancer Awareness

September was Thyroid Cancer Awareness month.  Helen took the opportunity to raise awarness of thyroid cancer on the local Bro radio which broadcasts to Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan.

September 1, 2014