Friends of Tenovus

Tenovus walkers

What is Tenovus Cancer Care?

Tenovus Cancer Care is Wales’ leading cancer charity; its aims are to prevent, treat and fund research to improve cancer outcomes and to bring cancer care into the community. The world’s most successful breast cancer drug was developed by Tenovus scientists in Cardiff. The Charity’s unique Mobile Cancer Support Units offer patient services in Welsh communities in many ways, including treatment delivered by specialist NHS nurses. Please visit www.tenovuscancercare org.uk for more information.

After a visit, by a member of the staff of Tenovus to the Radyr Women’s Institute in 1985, several WI members were inspired to form the Radyr and Morganstown Friends of Tenovus Group, since then we have been helped and supported by many people who live in our community.

What have the R&M Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care achieved?

The Group has raised over £350,000 over the last 30+years and with the magnificent support, which is received from many generous members of our community, our events continue to help fund the marvellous work of the Charity.

We have enjoyed organising, with the kind help of others, Coffee Mornings, Strawberry Teas, Sponsored Walks, Golf Days, Concert Suppers, Quiz Nights, an Open Garden Day, Mulled Wine Festive Events, Theatre Trips and Literary Lunches. The sales of cards, along with donations, from many members of our community, help enormously. We also organise a collection of goods for sale in the Tenovus C.C shops. We hope that you will enjoy looking at the pictures of past events in the gallery, where you may spot yourself, family members or friends. We look forward to seeing old friends and to welcome new supporters at our events.

Can I help?

The events, which have been many and varied over the years, are wonderful ways to make contact with friends and neighbours within our community with the added satisfaction and bonus of helping those who are affected by cancer. All are welcome to join us in our efforts to support the Charity.

Below are some of the events which were planned for 2020 when the FoT was the chosen Festival Charity. All the events had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

  • Murder Mystery
  • Fashion Show
  • Festival Quiz .
  • Pick Up by the Tenovus van of saleable items for Tenovus shops.
  • Sponsored Walk from Cardiff Castle to Radyr and free Strawberry Tea for all walkers.
  • Strawberry Tea for non walkers New School Rooms Radyr
  • Coffee Morning Thursday Radyr Golf Club.

    The Group is very pleased to report that the Radyr and Morganstown Association Committee has decided that Tenovus Care Care will now be the adopted Charity for 2020 -2021.All Group members look forward to working with the RMA.

    The aim of the Group is to continue to organise fundraising events, but also to provide a regular income to the Charity, which is invaluable for future planning. To that end a scheme has been set up with Tesco whereby a supporter of the Charity will be rewarded with 3% of any amount he/she spends in the supermarket to be donated to the Friends of Tenovus.This  card scheme is already providing a regular annual income and we are hopeful that many more people will realise that it is an exceptional way to help ( with no cost whatsoever to the shopper). To become part of this easy way to help the Charity to continue with vital programmes at NO COST to you, please ring Rosanne on 20401872.

    Who can I contact?

    The current committee is chaired by Rosanne Holmes (Tel. 2040 1872) with Betty Fitzgerald as Secretary (Tel 2084 2096) and Marilyn Vaughan as Treasurer. The other members include  Alison Skidmore, Maggie Roberts,Sara Dove, Philippa Hallinan,Sheila Phillips,Jayne Kendall and Ceri Hoddell. Please ring either of the above numbers if you have any questions about the Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care Group, or if you would like to know how you could help.