Support Cancer Research UK event in Merthyr this weekend

I recently visited the Cancer Research UK shop in Merthyr Tydfil (see below) and this weekend – 18th and 19th October – they have a two day festival in St Tydfil’s shopping centre with live bands, choirs and a bake sale. Good fun and a great way to support the work of this charity. Get along to support them.

 

MERTHYR TYDFIL AND RHYMNEY ASSEMBLY MEMBER ROLLS UP HER SLEEVES FOR CANCER RESEARCH UK

Dawn Bowden AM pictured with Becky Jones, Suzanne Meet, Corey Denton, Jess Morris and Claire Patterson.

 

Dawn Bowden AM, is backing a call from Cancer Research UK to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

The AM met staff and volunteers at the charity’s Merthyr Tydfil shop on Monday 7th October to play her part and show how local people can support the charity.

Predictions show that the number of people with cancer in the UK is set to rise steeply by 2030.

That’s why the AM has joined forces with Cancer Research UK to help accelerate the progress the charity is making and highlight the power of research in beating the disease.

Dawn said: “The work of Cancer Research UK is of great benefit constituents. So I was delighted to have the chance to meet local volunteers who give of their time to run the shop in Merthyr Tydfil. I thank them for their welcome, but most importantly the important funds they raise to help in funding research”.

The AM is encouraging people to support the charity in any way they can, whether it’s donating or buying from the shop, volunteering for a few hours a week, or signing up for a sporting challenge.

Cancer Research UK’s Merthyr Tydfil shop manager, said: “I would like to thank Dawn Bowden for visiting our store and supporting our charity. I think it’s an eye opener to see how a charity shop operates behind the scenes. The volunteers put so much hard work and passion into every aspect of the job, from shop duties to fundraising, without them none of our achievements would be possible!

As part of our up coming stand up to cancer campaign we have organised a 2 day festival in St Tydfil’s Shopping centre, Merthyr on the 18th & 19th October with live bands, choirs and our famous bake sale. join us and help us beat cancer sooner.”

For more information, visit cruk.org

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About Cancer Research UK    

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK receives no funding from the UK government for its life-saving research. Every step it makes towards beating cancer relies on vital donations from the public.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

For further information about Cancer Research UK’s work or to find out how to support the charity, please call 0300 123 1022 or visit www.cancerresearchuk.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

Keir Hardie lecture 2019

We were delighted to welcome Welsh Labour Leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford to Merthyr college yesterday to deliver the Keir Hardie lecture 2019. Mark made a number of substantial points about Wales place in the UK, the great benefit of the voluntary association of the four nations of the UK – pooling resources and sharing risks, but how the arrangements should now be entrenched in new legal arrangements between the devolved and UK Governments.

Such a step would reflect the values of Keir Hardie and shape Welsh Labour’s vision.

 

If you wish to read Mark’s speech here is a copy Keir Hardie Lecture – 10 Oct 2019