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 £1 million to purchase vitally needed equipment for hospitals 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.
The Charity celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017
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.
Tickets cost £30 and can be obtained from Marilyn Evans on 07941 382558 or 01639 768019.
The Charity has also received £728 from the concert held at Tabernacle Chapel, Pontardawe, on 24th September at which the Cancer Challenge Singers performed along with other guest artists.
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.
The Friends of Morriston Hospital recently donated £20,000 to the Charity. Thank you very, very much.
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.