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Hi All,

My name is Paul Rogers and along with the following people who have very kindly offerred their support in joining me on this cycle challenge across Wales in May 2013, we are raising much needed funds for Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff :

Darren Hancock; Ken Stacey; Andy Martin; Paul Guy; Gareth Rees; Craig Hughes; Grant Hughes; Nick Hancock; Vince Hanly; Edrin Hanly; Chantelle Corns; James Cox; Craig Evans; Dave Powell; Paul Norman; Matthew Williams; Paul Phillips; Peter Llewellyn; Andrew Arentsen; Tom Crosby

We are cycling 456 km's from North to South Wales over 4 days for a new event called the "Velindre 456", which we hope will become an annual cycling fundraising event.  Our target this May is to raise £10,000.00!

My motivation behind this event is to give something back in a positive way after I sadly lost my mother to ovarian cancer in June 2012.  She fought a long and courageous battle and was incredibly positive and stoic all the way through her illness. I am blessed that her inspiration and "making a difference" approach to all who knew her in life has spurred me on to raise funds for the treatment of both inpatients and outpatients at Velindre, where they provide invaluable support to patients and families who are facing this horrific disease.

Velindre Cancer Centre is the largest non-surgical cancer Hospital in Wales providing Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments for over half the people diagnosed with cancer in Wales. More people survive cancer than ever before thanks to early detection and better treatments.

It is estimated that by 2015 there will be a 30% increase in the most common forms of cancer in Wales.

Between April 2009 and March 2010 Velindre Cancer Centre provided care, treatment and support for nearly 130,000 outpatients and day cases. Velindre Cancer Centre is the first Cancer Centre in Europe to have a totally integrated service for patients in most need. Their Active Support Unit, provides the highest standards of care and quality support. Velindre Cancer Centre has a fully integrated award winning Therapies team which includes Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech and Language Therapy, Lymphoedema and Complementary Therapies.

They have been providing care and support to cancer patients in South Wales for over 50 years. Every possible effort is made to ensure that each visit to Velindre is as comfortable as possible, and their experienced staff aim to provide high quality care to patients and their families. It is this commitment to high quality care which means that Velindre is widely regarded as being a Centre of Excellence.

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Velindre 456 JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.

Thank you!

The Velindre 456 Cycling Team

 

Updates 4

A massive success for all involved having completed the ride today! Couldn't have asked for better weather and great company from those who took part! The fundraising continues though. Please continue to donate as every pound helps. Many thanks - Paul Rogers and team 456 :)

26/05/13 21:02

Only two and a half weeks to go...yeeeks!

04/05/13 08:50

nearly at 50% of our target now, with only 4 weeks to go before event....great news!

23/04/13 18:56

Hey peeps you can now donate by sending a free text message to 70070 and include "VELI56" and the amount you wish to donate in your text :). Note: It is the letter "i" in the above code and not "1"

25/02/13 20:22

Raising money for

Velindre Cancer Centre

Velindre Cancer Centre

Charity Registration No. 1052501

Patient centred care is at the heart of everything we do at Velindre. Our Victory Over Cancer campaign will ensure the best possible support to our patients and their families dealing with cancer, fund ground breaking research, specialist equipment, and the most up to date training for our staff.

Donations 182

This is for James from Newbridge Construction via Dad!

Donation by Newbridge Construction on 23/07/13

£50.00

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Donations received from NPTCBC, ECH, Neil Cottey, Richard Jones, David Jeffreys, Simon Davies, Karl Richards, Andy Hopkins and David Green.

Donation by Ken Stacey on 05/07/13

£190.00

+ £47.50 Gift Aid

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Well Done on completing a mammoth challenge

Donation by Hodge on 03/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well Done!!

Donation by kathryn benson on 24/06/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done - some stragglers from the Willmott Dixon Abercynon site!!!

Donation by Jo Rock on 24/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done James

Donation by alun temlett on 18/06/13

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Thanks to all those at Willmott Dixon and Abercynon site team for donating and collecting for this great charity.

Donation by Willmott Dixon Abercynon site team on 17/06/13

£175.00

+ £43.75 Gift Aid

Better late than never. Well done James.

Donation by Anonymous on 16/06/13

£20.00

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Great effort. Well done

Donation by Peter Hughes on 14/06/13

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

We held a raffle and baked cakes. Thanks to all who donated prizes, baked cakes and bought tickets. Barclays will also be matching ticket sales on a pound for pound basis watch this space....

Donation by RCT Staff on 13/06/13

£698.19

+ £174.55 Gift Aid

Donation by Jonathan James on 12/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done from all at Rullion Build.

Donation by marc jones on 10/06/13

Donation by Anonymous on 10/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Guys

Donation by Nicola Madley on 10/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done, from all at Mid Glam Decorators Ltd.

Donation by Mid Glam Decorators Ltd on 10/06/13

£100.00

Donation by Colin Hollister on 10/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Congratulations Paul and team. Fantastic amount you have raised, hope you make it to your goal.

Donation by Sue, Graham, Katie and Dean Parkin on 08/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Very well done you and the others.

Donation by Peter & Kate Niblett. on 07/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations all on completing the challenge and raising funds for a great hospital.

Donation by Catherine and Ian Traylor on 06/06/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Great Job Paul and well done to all who participated/supported.

Donation by Stephen Hendrickson on 06/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Congratulations to you all for completing a successful challenge. Well done Paul.

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by David Evans on 05/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation on behalf of Milica Kitson

Donation by vincent Hanly on 05/06/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation on behalf of Alun Griffiths Contractors

Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/13

£280.00

+ £70.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,204.87
  • Offline donations£7,380.00
  • Text donations£10.00
  • Total raised£14,594.87
  • Gift Aid£1,529.24

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