On Friday 28th March, five walkers set off from The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell and walked over 23 miles to the Rock Country Inn in Blackwood for Tenovus.
Paul Taylor, owner of the Rock organised the walk with friends John Bishop, Mark Lloyd, Stuart Griffiths and Ron Evans to raise funds for Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity. The group named “Five of Us for Tenovus” raised almost £2,500 for the charity.
Paul said “I have fundraised for many charities in the past, but really wanted to support Tenovus as their Mobile Cancer Support Unit is now based in Blackwood helping local people. We walked through the seasons – sun, rain, hail and sleet – Five of us for Tenovus. Despite the weather we made it and raised a fantastic amount of money for the charity!”
Tenovus Mobile Cancer Support Units work in the heart of the communities, bringing treatment closer to patients’ homes, saving them often costly and stressful journeys to and from hospital. Their first Mobile Unit was launched in 2009 and it has delivered over 10,000 treatments throughout South Wales. Their second unit launched last October and will travel to even more communities across North, Mid, West and South Wales and will treat an extra 25 patients every day.
Verity Imm, Community Fundraiser for Tenovus said “Tenovus bring vital cancer support services into the heart of the community to help people where and when they need it most. We were delighted to work with Paul and group of walkers who will help us make a real difference to those affected by cancer.”