Patients, supporters, fundraisers, and local dignitaries came together under the Powys sunshine this week to celebrate the opening of our dedicated new cancer hub in the region.
Thanks to a fantastic £367,000 legacy left to us by a Powys resident we have been able to open a second charity hub to support our fundraisers in the area and further our LiveLife Cancer Awareness work. The office is in Newtown’s Plas Dolerw building where Helen Davies, our new Powys Cancer Champion Coordinator will be based. Helen has joined our LiveLife team and will work among the community to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer and recruit volunteers to become cancer champions.
High Sheriff of Powys Reg Cawthorne, Former High Sheriff Tom Jones, Welshpool’s Mayor Alison Davies, and Russell George MS for Montgomeryshire, joined charity trustees, patients and staff to hear from those who have experienced treatment in the Centre and explained what the move into Powys meant for them.
Sarah Lewis, from Llanrhaedr-Ym-Mochnant, is a current patient of the Centre and told the crowd of more than 40 people why Lingen Davies is such an important charity to the region.
“It’s such a vital charity doing so much good for people throughout Mid Wales. We all know someone who has been impacted by cancer and Lingen Davies is working to make the situation just a little bit brighter for those people. The support I’ve had from those in the Centre, and the staff team in the charity office has been phenomenal.
“I’m really delighted to see this new office opening, it’s a great thing for us here in Powys,” she added.
Emma Backhouse, Interim CEO of Lingen Davies, said: “I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has been able to join us today, it’s lovely to meet so many local people who all have associations with the charity.
“We look forward to growing our work in Powys and supporting fundraisers with their brilliant ideas.”
For more information about fundraising for us in Powys contact the fundraising team on [email protected]
If you’re interested in becoming a Cancer Champion please contact [email protected]