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Welcome to the North Wales Cancer Appeal

Officially launched in 2016, The North Wales Cancer Appeal was borne out of The Ron & Margaret Smith Appeal, a North Wales Charity that has been fundraising for the benefit of The North Wales Cancer Centre at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd since 1991.

With a long and distinguished history, since its inception the original appeal has raised well over £3 million, with a growing and impressive list of essential equipment purchased for The Cancer Centre.

Run entirely by volunteers, we work in conjunction with both clinical and management staff in the Centre. Together we identify the need for funding for renewal or replacement of vital equipment, research and education and any items deemed necessary for the patients' ongoing treatment and care.

The Charity has the discretion to choose where funds are spent, and this targeted approach ensures the Appeal is relevant to the needs of the patients. Also, importantly, contributors know how and where their donations are used.

The Committee meets at least six times a year and is regularly fundraising in conjunction with Friends of the Charity and other volunteers to raise money. A number of Annual Events now also form part of the fund raising calendar, details of which can be found on this web site. Read on to find out what we do and how, if you want, you may be able to help...

Some of the projects that the Appeal has donated to since 1991:

Patient Ambulance - £35,500

Simulator CT Arm - £113,500

Breast & Lung Boards - £14,700

Arts Strategy Project - £44,745

Blood testing Machine - £12,500

Radiotherapy Equipment - £76,000

Video Capture System - £41,500

Linear Accelerator - £900,00

CT Scanner - £500,000

Swallowing Workstation - £40,900

Linear Accelerator - £950,000 (Commissioning Oct 2016)

Plus many other smaller scale purchases for equipment and training.

About the charity

Awyr Las (Blue Sky) is the North Wales NHS Charity. Through the charity you can support the specific hospital wards, departments or community healthcare services that are closest to your heart. Your support helps fund added extras which the NHS in North Wales cannot provide.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £12,573.66 Gift Aid
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Offline donations
Direct donations
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