Noson Lawen/ Variety Show in Myddfai Hall May 16th

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Noson Lawen/ Variety Show in Myddfai Hall May 16th

Don’t miss this great evening of entertainment with a great line up of performers. All in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

Friday 16th May 7pm  Tickets cost £8 & £4 for children under 16. Available from Myddfai Hall, Llandovery & Llangadog Post Offices & The Telegraph Diner

Lineup includes (so far):

  • Dawnswyr Penrhyd – Eisteddford Winning Welsh Folk Dance Troupe
  • Sophie – Soprano
  • Karen & Dee (Unhinged and Rackett) – Folk singers
  • Splinter
  • Colin – Singalong
  • Dan Morris – Welsh Folk Fiddle accompanied by Claudiene
  • Elizabeth and Towy Youth – comedy sketch
  • Gill – local songstress
  • Ellie and Megan Davies – Singers
  • Rev Alan Brookfield
  • Rev Mike Cottam and Bron Jones withFrenzaloud
  • John Gwynne – MC


  My name is Dave Chambers and I have lived in Capel Gwynfe for over 30 years. My personal campaign to   bring to the attention the importance of our local men to have a Prostate Cancer PSA BLOOD TEST is      driven only by the fact that I did have the test 9 years ago and was discovered to have the cancer.

I am convinced the early detection has played a massive part in me being here today to enjoy life with my   family and friends. The journey at times as not been at all easy.

I have a close friend who lives locally,Paul Lynock, who has an entry in The London Marathon in April    and is donating his sponsorship funds to The Prostate Cancer Fund. I said I would back him but in a way  we could bring this Awareness message across as well.

So I have organised a NOSON LAWEN / VARIETY SHOW to be held in the most appropriate venue of Myddfai Village Hall on the evening of the 16 th May this year.

The response from artists and people alike has been overwhelming and the list of participating local stars is above

I hope you will find this message important enough to come to the show and please tell all your friends. Word of mouth and enthusiasm  works wonders.

All the very best and MEN don’t forget get down to the GP FOR A BLOOD TEST !!!!!

Finally…. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me in my endeavours to bring this show into reality. I have been genuinely overwhelmed and humbled THANK YOU ALL.


The West Wales Prostate Cancer Support Group

 Reg. Charity No. 1129395

The West Wales Prostate Cancer Support Group is a patient-led charity established in March 2008 to support men and their families as they go through the process of investigation, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment for prostate cancer.

A majority of members reside in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Pembrokeshire but the influence of the group extends eastwards to Bridgend, Neath-Port Talbot and Swansea. Men from beyond West and South West Wales who approach the charity for support are not turned away. Within this area are eight large hospitals and 131 GP Practices. A small committee is supported in its work by some of its members; all are volunteers.

The group runs its own helpline and has a group of volunteers ‘active treatment referees.’ These are men who will talk to others who have been diagnosed and help to guide them through treatment choices based on their own treatment or experience.

The group holds pub lunches in Carmarthen and Swansea every two months and keeps in touch with members via e-mail and a regular newsletter.

The support group has established close links with Macmillan Cancer Support and  Prostate Cancer UK. It is a member of the Prostate Cancer Support Federation, but remains an independent organisation.

The group has an active awareness and education programme and campaigns for improved services for prostate cancer patients in West and South West Wales. It works with the Hywel Dda UHB and the ABM UHB to this end.

The group has a history of helping to fund local NHS projects if they can be seen to benefit prostate cancer patients. It also helps fund research projects.


  • 41,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year.
  • About 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK every year.
  • Early prostate cancer has no symptoms and can be treated and cured at this stage.

No symptoms, does not mean no cancer.

  • Some slow growing prostate cancers can be monitored to delay or even avoid treatment.
  • More aggressive cancers need urgent treatment.
  • A blood test (PSA) will usually detect disease of the prostate. A raised PSA score will need further investigation to establish the cause.
  • A third of men with a raised PSA will have prostate cancer.
  • At aged 50, men are entitled to a regular blood test (ask your doctor). Men most at risk* should consider an annual test. Always keep a record of your results.
  • Men have a 1 in 8 lifetime risk of getting prostate cancer in Wales.

*Prostate cancer is usually a disease of middle aged and older men. Men over 50, those with a family history of prostate or breast cancer, and African Caribbean men are particularly at risk. Cases of prostate cancer can occur in younger men.