Charity

From January 2019 and for the next three years, we are delighted to be supporting two outstanding charities - the Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru (registered charity no 1062559) and Alzheimer’s Society Cymru (registered charity no 296645). Both charities are paving the way with research, treatment and care, so no one has to face cancer and dementia alone. 

To date, with your help, we have raised over £120,000 for our charity partners. Our colleagues have taken part in a wide variety of fundraising events to help raise these vital funds, including Zip Wire challenges, touch rugby, golf, half marathons and Trek 26 challenges.

The funding raised for Alzheimer’s Society will support their Dementia Connect Service, which provides support, guidance and advice for people with all types of dementia, their families and carers. The funds raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust will provide out reach nurses to allow specialist support for young people living with cancer in rural Wales.

 

Alzheimer's Society Cymru are committed to finding a cure for Dementia by funding important research throughout the country, along with providing support for those who are living day to day with the disease. There are 45,000 people in Wales living with dementia, this number is set to increase significantly in the coming years. Their aim is to ensure that every person affected by dementia in Wales has access to the support and guidance they need. Find out more about the services they provide at  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ *

Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru provide expert treatment and support for young people with cancer, aged between 13 and 24. Their services, which include a dedicated cancer unit in Cardiff, provide life-changing care and support, so that young people don’t have to face cancer alone. Your support will help us to fund 2 specialist outreach nurses based in the communities of Wales.  These specially trained nurses will help us achieve our aim of being there for 100% of the young people who need out support in Wales. Find out more about the services they provide at https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/about-us/what-we-do *

Although we launched two new charities partners in 2019, it is important we recognise the amazing work that our colleagues achieved with our last charity partnerships (2016-2018). Take a look at our highlights below:

2016-2018 partnerships

 

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What does this mean for our charities?

2018 was a record breaking year for our fundraising with over £220,000* being donated to our charities, and a total of £504,000 for the three-year partnership term. Our first multi-year / multi charity partnerships come to end with each of the partners reporting continued success, with Llamau helping over 500 people gain over 1000 qualifications through their Learning for Life Centres, Cancer Research Wales continuing to fund life saving research, and SOHK keeping over 300 pupils in work and helping over 120 unemployed adults.

*total as of 4th Jan 2019

 

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