Charity No 1113774
26th April 2015
LONDON MARATHON 2015
Matthew Evans has kindly offered to run the marathon for us. Matthew lives in Tenby. He has set up a donating page on Virginmoneygiving.com. Should anyone wish to sponsor him on line, please go to:-
www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/captaincymru to access Matthew Evans's fundraising page.
Matthew IS the real Caped Crusader !! (Captain Cymru).
Sponsored canal walk
A total of £2,340 was raised. A very BIG 'Thank You' to all the girls who took part and raised this magnificent sum. Well done!
Tracey's daughter Lucy made a lot of Loom bands and sold them on the day for a £1 each. Well done Lucy for helping Mummy raise money for thyroid cancer. Lucy raised £32
Tracey said it was an amazing experience with people on the canal donating and asking about thyroid cancer. This was a super effort to raise awareness of thyroid cancer in September. Well done Tracey and all your friends.
Summer Party July 18th
The Summer Party was held at the Seashore Grill in Sully. This was the fifth consequtive year it has been held. It proved to be a great success again. We are gratefull to Macdonald's Barry and Fordthorn for their generous sponsorship.
July- Race for Life
Ceri Evans and six of her friends did the Race for Life and have raised over £1600 in sponsorship via Virginmoneygiving.com A super performance from Team Evans. Well done, ladies we are proud of you. Thank you all for a super performance in aid of Group funds.
Monday 12th May.
The Soiree was held at the home of Hywel and Gwyneth Jeffreys. The singers and artistes gave a super performance throughout the evening which was enjoyed by all. It was a full house! A super buffet was served during the interval. A total of £2000 was raised on the night! A well supported evening. Thanks to Hywel and Gwyneth and their committe of the "Hippodrome Theatre Company" for putting on this event for us to raise funds.
London Marathon 2014
John completed the marathon in a very respectable time of 3hrs.19mins.49secs!
Many thanks John from everyone at the Group for a superb effort on our behalf, we are most grateful!
Some photos from the day
A well earned drink !! ..............................................Winner takes the medal !
Thank you!, Thank you!, Thank you !
John Williams has kindly agreed to run the London Marathon this year on the 13th April to raise funds for our Support Group. John is the son of one of my friends and I have known him since he was four years old! He is now a married man with two lovely childen, living in Surrey.
We are very grateful to John for his contribution to our charity.Please, please support John by donating via Virginmoneygiving.com and please tick the Gift Aid box so that we can maximise your donation by claiming back an extra 25% of your donation from HMRC.
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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.
We have been nominated by the Nationwide Building Society as one of three charities to benefit from their Community Match programme.
Thanks to Gil Cardell (past Chair of the group) for organising a raffle in work of a wishing well filled with flowers. Thanks to David Williams for making the wishing well. The raffle raised £127.
These have sold exceptionly well.The first print run of 500 sold out within weeks! A second print run of 250 has almost sold out. An amazing fund raising effort by Helen for the NATT project.
National Anaplastic Thyroid cancer Tissue bank. (NATT).
The main thrust of our fund raising efforts will be directed to provide financial help to set up and maintain this tissue bank to enable research into Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.
The tissue bank will be set up in Cardiff and will enable researchers from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world to access samples for their research. This is the rarest form of thyroid cancer (only about 0.17 per 100,000).
Book of Recipes
"Favourite Foods of the Famous ....and not so famous" will cost £5 per copy. All proceeds to support NATT project.
You've read the rest, now read the best!! Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Our quizes continue to generate funds.
Tel.no. 01446 500680
July 6th 2012
The Summer Party was held at the Seashore Grill and Function rooms in Sully Friday 6th July. A total of £814 was raised from this event. Many thanks to Helen Hobrough for organising this popular event. See 'Events' page for more details and photos of the evening)
We are very grateful for the kind donation of £200 from the Ford Engine plant charities organisation in Bridgend towards our fund raising target
Book of Recipes
We are asking famous people to give us one of their favourite recipies.(It can be for a starter, a main course or a sweet).
We would like to thank Paul Marks for his generous donation of £50 for the use of the latest quiz sheets.
May 22nd 2011
Sixteen members and families took part in the sponsored walk from Velindre Cancer Centre to Cardiff Castle and return.
Thanks to everyone who took part
The Summer Party was held on Friday 16th July at the Seashore Grill in Sully again this year. It was a resounding success!
A total of £682 was raised by this event.
We are very grateful for a donation of £180 from Steve and Helen Creed who held a cowboy and cowgirl party at their house and held a collectionand decided to donate to our support group, thanks to Leighton. Here is a picture to record the happy group. Thanks to everyone who took part.
We are grateful for the donation of £250 raised by Rhian (Helen's daughter) and her fellow students at the Bristol Veterinary School. They performed a pantomime to raise funds for charities.
We are grateful to Macmillan 'Helping you, help others' grant programme for their grant of £1,750 towards the cost of producing a video/DVD to show the process that patients can expect during the radio iodine treatment.
Saturday 19th September 2009
The Usk Vale Wheelers did a 100 mile sponsored bike ride from Pontypool to Swansea in aid of our Group funds. They left Pontypool at 8.00am and arrived in Swansea at 5.30pm after a hard ride that took in the Black mountains.
The Usk Vale Wheelers at the start of their sponsored ride.
Best 'Bib & Tucker' on the day. ..............................Tour leader, Paul issuing final orders.
The group decided that they would like to raise funds to help both existing and new patients. This would take the form of improving the physical environment in the two isolation/treatment rooms used to treat thyroid cancer patients with radio-active iodine at Velindre Hospital.
The first project would be to supply more decorative bedding for use in the rooms. This project has been completed.
The second project would be to organise the set-up of a low maintenance garden outside the windows of each room to provide a more pleasant outlook
for patients during their stay in the rooms. This has been ongoing since the middle of 2005.
The fouth project is to help to refurbish one of the shower cubicles in one of the treatment rooms. This project was completed with a grant of £1,000 from the Group in 2007.
A total of £950 was made during the night. Thanks to everyone who came along to support us.
'Les Girls' enjoying themselves!
The raffle prizes............................Rachel cajoles guests to buy lots of raffle tickets!
Ronnie Sax gives his best performance....... Brian and friends. Glad to see they bought raffle tickets!
........Its 'Les Girls' again! What a 'knees up'! ....................Someone fancies Flying!
Helen is really boogying!
It's that man Liddell again! ...........................Marie with family and friends.
The Caerleon 'contingent'................................Fiona and friends.
A cheque is presented by members of the Wheelers to Cy Davies , Secretary of the Group
A super effort from the Wheelers.
A very BIG THANK YOU to all the boys and those that so generously sponsored them.
Thanks go to Paul Marks and the Quiz teams of the Cross Keys pub in Dinas Powis who collected £55 and donated it to the Group.
A brilliant effort Rachel!
We are grateful to Macmillan Cancer Support "Helping You Helping Others" grant programme for a their grant of £975 to help us raise awareness of the Group's activities and the refreshments for the Opening of the Gardens on 30th May.
The Group unanimously agreed at the May meeting to donate £1,000 towards the cost of upgrading the shower cubicle in one of the isolation rooms (see photos below). This will greatly improve the shower facility used by thyroid cancer patients during their stay in the isolation room and provide improved access for less mobile patients. This work is scheduled to be completed by the 19th June.
We would like to thank County Industrial Supplies of Pontnewydd, Cwmbran for their recent generous donation of work wear items for use by our volunteers in the garden clearance work which is planned for the Spring.
The third project would be a mural to be placed on the external brick wall opposite one of the rooms. This would provide an improved outlook for the patients rather than having to look at a brick wall!(See picture below)
Other projects for the benefit of Thyroid Cancer patients will be added to the list as and when identified. Funding will be provided by fundraising events organised by the group.
Anyone wishing to purchase a wristband should contact us either by phone or email. (see Contact us for details).