£800 donation to Tenovus Cancer Care for support line to aid the community of Ogmore Vale

Tenovus Cancer Care received a £800 donation from the Pennant Walters fund which is linked to the construction of the Pant y Wal Wind Extension Farm.

The charity will use the grant to continue its support line, free, nurse-led advice and call-back service, for anyone affected by cancer in the local area. The support line is available all year and allows dedicated cancer specialist nurses to speak directly with patients to answer all types of questions.

Judi Rhys, Chief Executive of Tenovus Cancer Care, said: “Being faced with a diagnosis of cancer can be frightening, but our support line nurses are here to answer questions, give practical advice and offer emotional support. If you or someone you love has cancer, we’re just a call away. The pandemic has had a huge impact on people affected by cancer, with thousands fewer being sent for cancer tests or starting treatment since March 2020. These people need our help and with COVID-19 having a catastrophic impact on our finances, this funding is more important than ever.”

Pennant Walters’ Managing Director, Dale Hart, said: “We are delighted to help support the fantastic service that Tenovus Cancer Care provides to people living with cancer. We know just how many lives across the Ogmore Valley are affected by cancer and the Support Line is something that is so heavily relied on. We are pleased to provide this money to such a worthy organisation.

“Our wind energy project community fund exists to make a difference to the local communities in which we work and we’re happy that the phone service will continue to benefit people in the local area.”

The support line is available all year and allows dedicated cancer specialist nurses to speak directly with patients to answer all types of questions. You can contact the support line on 0808 808 1010.