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About the Charity

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This is what we do best!

Run by volunteers NPTCC is a local charity that helps local people. Our aim is to help with the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer. We raise funds to purchase equipment for local hospitals in Neath Port Talbot, Singleton, Morriston and Bridgend.

A Management Committee comprised entirely of volunteers administers the Charity, and fixed overheads are minimal. The Charity does not pay any salaries, wages or honoraria, and has no assets that incur maintenance costs, thus maximizing the funds available to meet its objectives.

Since its beginnings NPTCC has raised over £750,000 to purchase vitally needed equipment in the local area. Each request for help is different so we consult with the hospitals to find out what is needed, a target is then set, and when we have the funds in place a purchase is made. The equipment is then presented to the hospital.

2017 is the 20th anniversary of the charity's formation. We will be marking this with a series of events throughout the next 12 months. The celebrations started with with a Cymanfa Ganu on 12th October 2017 which was enjoyed by a large audience.

In 2006 Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge was presented with the Queens Award, the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups across the UK, to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

© NPT cancer challenge 2017 Registered charity number : 1070021

Donations

The Charity is delighted to acknowledge the immense fund raising efforts of Mo Oliver, a member of the Cancer Challenge Singers' Choir who has raised the magnificent sum of £4,650 through the sale of Christmas cards, facemasks and chocolates. Your efforts are very much appreciated, Mo. Thank you!

The Charity has also received £1,000 from the Briton Ferry Community Shop and £470 from our collection box in Cadoxton Stores. Once again, a big thank you to the staff and customers.

The Charity continues to receive financial donations from its sister organisation, the Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge Singers whose members also contribute much welcome practical assistance at Charity events and collections.

Pamela Young

Members of the Charity were saddened by the passing of our secretary Pamela Young this month. Pamela served the Charity for many years and continued working with her usual dedication until the end of last year.

Book Sales at the Gnoll

We are very grateful to all those who purchase or donate books for the Charity at the Gnoll Park Visitor Centre in Neath. Book sales raised £989 during 2019 but unfortunately it has not been possible to continue during this very difficult year. We hope for better times in 2021!

Charity at Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Charity volunteers at the atrium at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. If you see us please pay us a visit and help us to raise money for the charity.
Charity tables at Neath Port Talbot Hospital Charity tables at Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Audrey Ranford and Pauline Willment are pictured behind our bric-a-brac/charity table and Pamela Young is pictured by the craft table.

Charity Committee Meets Local MPs at Westminster

Members of the Charity Committee travelled to the Palace of Westminster in London on 29th October to meet local Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock, Gower MP Tonia Antoniazzi and former Neath MP Lord Peter Hain.
Visit our Events Page to see photographs and a link to the letter of welcome written by Stephen Kinnock.

Neath Writers' Group

Neath Writer's Group has produced a book of poems and short stories, entitled "You Are Never Alone", about the challenges of living with cancer.

Copies can be purchased for £5 from Neath Library with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

You Are Never Alone