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
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.
PROSTATE CANCER: SOME FACTS.
No symptoms, does not mean no cancer.
*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.