Last week I visited the new Tenovus Cancer Care office in Flint to celebrate the continued success of the charity.
Tenovus Cancer Care was founded by ten businessmen in 1943. Initially, the charity funded a wide range of projects in the local area. These ranged from building the Sunshine House for Bling Babies just outside Cardiff, to donating a washing machine to a widow with seven children who had lost an arm.
In the 1960s, Tenovus embarked on a project which was to influence their work for the next 40 years. They built the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research in Cardiff which carried out vital research into the causes of cancer.
Since then, they have concentrated their efforts on cancer and are now recognised for their pioneering work. Successes include the development of Tamoxifen, now used worldwide to treat breast cancer, and Zolandex which treats prostate cancer.
The new office in Flint will sit above the charity shop on Chester Street and will be the hub for North Wales operations.
It was a delight to see the new North Wales Tenovus Cancer Care charity office open in Flint. Having this office in our community will ensure that North Wales will have a clear voice in the work being undertaken by Tenovus Cancer Care.
I want to thank the staff at the charity for their warm welcome and the information of how they are planning to help people in Flintshire. Cancer impacts all of us. Statistics show that one in two of us will at some point be diagnosed with cancer. But as research has uncovered new solutions and treatments that survival for many cancers has dramatically improved. This could not have been achieved without the dedicated work of charities like Tenovus.
The new office is just above the charity shop on 16 Chester Street, Flint. I urge anyone thinking of doing a spring clean in the coming months to donate clothing, bric-a-brac or books that are hanging around to the shop to help them continue their excellent work.
I am delighted to learn that Tenovus Cancer Care are launching a Flint fundraising group. They are in need of enthusiastic ‘friends’ to help plan events in the community. So if you want to get involved contact Debbie on 07800 790353 or email [email protected]