R&M 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 WI 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 achieved?

The Group has raised around £300,000 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 a 21st Anniversary Lunch. Quiz Nights, an Open Garden Day, Mulled Wine Festive Events Theatre Trips and a Literary Lunch. We are invited by the Radyr Drama Group to sell refreshments during their productions. The sales of cards and gifts, along with very generous donations from many members of our community, help enormously. We also organise a collection of goods for sale in the Tenovus 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 planned for 2018.

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, through the Charity, those who are affected by cancer. All are welcome to join us in our efforts to support the Charity.

Events planned for 2018

  • March 8th Literary  Lunch with speaker Professor Pickard at  Radyr Golf Club 12.30 for 1 pm. Please ring 20401872
  • Festival Quiz May 10th at New School Rooms, Christchurch Radyr at 7.30 pm. For tickets £10 (to include supper) please ring 20842096. Teams of 8 if possible.
  • Pick Up by the Tenovus van of saleable items for the Charity`s shops on Wednesday 23 rd May from 12 noon – 2.00 pm at the Guide Centre, Bryn Derwen, Radyr Tel 20842096
  • Sponsored Walk from Cardiff Castle to Radyr on Sunday 24th June followed by free Strawberry Tea for all walkers. Please Tel 20401872
  • Strawberry Tea for non walkers at 3.15 pm New School Rooms Radyr on Sunday 24th June. Tel 20401872

What’s new?

The aim of the Group in the coming years is to continue to organise fundraising events, but also to provide a regular income to the Charity, which would be invaluable for future planning. To that end a scheme has been set up with a local supermarket, whereby a supporter of the Charity will be rewarded with 4.2% of any amount he/she spends in the supermarket to be donated to the Friends of Tenovus Group in Radyr and Morganstown. For example if a supporter spends £100 per month on food/petrol/other supplies in the supermarket, then the Friends Group will receive £4.20. £50 spend will result in £2.10 donation.

This supermarket card scheme is already providing a regular annual income, by local supporters of the Charity, 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, but of great benefit to others, please ring Rosanne on 20401872.

Who can I contact?

The current committee is chaired by Rosanne Holmes (Tel. 20401872) with Betty Fitzgerald (Tel 20842096) as Secretary and Marilyn Vaughan as Treasurer. The other members include Lucille Sharp, Alison Skidmore, Maggie Roberts,Sara Dove, LIz Pexton and Philippa Hallinan, Sheila Phillips and Beth Thomas. Please ring either of the above numbers if you have any questions about the Friends of Tenovus Group, or if you would like to know how you could help.