Velindre, the Hospital of Hope, has been providing specialist treatment and supportive care to cancer patients in Wales for over 60 years.
Money raised for Velindre is used to ensure the best possible support is offered to every patient, their families and carers dealing with cancer.
It allows us to fund specialist nurses who are fundamental to a patient’s experience, implement projects to improve the physical environment for a patient, such as our gardens, the Family & Children’s Room and so much more.
It enables us to offer better support through complex treatment pathways, earlier access to cutting edge treatments, research into new treatments, purchase specialist equipment and ensure our staff have access to the most up to date training and techniques available.
It really is difficult to overstate the difference fundraising makes here at Velindre, but the benefits are invaluable.
“Velindre, I had feared. My first visit was terrifying but I soon realised that it’s a miraculous place, packed with brilliant people making the abnormal normal, the most horrible treatment bearable. I knew from the very start that I wanted to give back to these precious angels that hold so many of our dreams. At Velindre they hold your hand and tell you straight, they put a blanket around you, and give you the tools to tell your kids. Velindre is forever in my heart, and I will always be fundraising for them, with them and shouting about them. They rock!!” Angharad Underwood, former patient