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Aberdare volunteer fundraising group celebrates 25th anniversary and raising more than £162,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care has thanked its Aberdare Friends of Tenovus group as they get set to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

 

The fundraising group was set up in 1995 by the then-Chair Alison Isaac, who had lost her father to cancer.

 

Alison set up the group with friends and people from the community and raised a fantastic £2,500 from their first few events. Over the quarter of a century they’ve held fun events including a strongman competition, bake sales and concerts.

 

The community in and around Aberdare have been a huge support to the group, joining their events and making generous donations. This has seen the group’s fundraising total reach well over £162,000 and counting.

 

Due to the current pandemic the group is still keen to raise money and is holding a virtual bucket collection, but as soon as it is safe to do so they’ll be back in their community raising awareness and funds again.

 

Ceri Hill, Regional Fundraising Manager for Tenovus Cancer Care, said: “The dedication and support of Aberdare Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care is fantastic.

 

“The energy to try new events and take on new challenges is truly inspiring. They always have the charity’s values at the heart of everything they do so we can continue to help people affected by cancer in their community.

 

“I can’t thank everyone who has been involved with the group and supported them over the years enough. I look forward marking their achievements with a well-deserved celebration when we can.”

Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care are groups of supporters who come together to help raise funds and awareness for the charity. To find out more about your local group, or to set up your own group, visit https://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/support-us/fundraise/

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, Tenovus Cancer Care can offer help and support. To find out more call the Tenovus Cancer Care free Support Line on 0808 808 1010 or visit tenovuscancercare.org.uk