Velindre Cancer Centre are charity focus for Millwall

7th February 2019

Velindre Cancer Centre are the featured charity for Swansea City's game against Millwall on Saturday.

The Cancer Centre will be onsite with their mascot Victor to give out information on their services and sell merchandise, with all proceeds going to the charity.

A team of volunteers will be around the Liberty Stadium with collection buckets for those who want to give to this important cause.

Velindre is Wales’ premier Cancer Centre; providing care, support and treatment to cancer patients and their families for over 60 years.

Velindre is the major provider of radiotherapy and other specialised anti-cancer treatments in Wales. Access to radiotherapy is critical to improving patient outcomes following diagnosis.

We all know of family, friends and loved ones who have been touched by cancer.

Incidences of cancer are rising by two per cent each year in Wales with nearly 20,000 people diagnosed annually with the illness. By 2020 one in two of us will develop cancer at some point in life, and 150,000 people will be living with a current or previous diagnosis of the disease.

More people than ever are living with cancer and, as Velindre staff strive every day to deliver exceptional care, survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years through better treatments and earlier detection.

Velindre want to lead in the delivery and development of compassionate, individualised and effective cancer care to achieve outcomes comparable with the best in the world.

Donations to Velindre are used to fund care over and above that provided by the NHS, so fundraising really does make a huge difference to patients and their families.

Velindre aim to provide the best care, when people need them most.