Dates for 2019 meetings:- all meetings will take place in Maggie's Centre Velindre and start at 6.30pm
Speakers and talk titles will be given closer to the time.
Summer:- General meeting - 17th June, 6.30pm
Autumn:- General meeting - 23rd September, 6.30pm
The Group will be holding another Bladder Cancer Awareness Day at TESCO's Culverhouse Cross on April 4th 2019 from 11.0am to 3.0pm.
On the 31st July 2018 the Cardiff Bladder Cancer Support Group held an Awareness Day in the concourse at UHW. Members of the committee were there from 10am to 3pm to talk to people about our group, including our support roles. Information about our next General Meeting at UHW at 6.30pm on the 24th September was displayed and interest shown by several new people hoping to attend. We are planning to hold another Awareness Day in the New Year and the date of this will be advertised on the website nearer the time.
The Bladder Cancer Support Group based at The Heath Hospital heldan awareness day on the 18th April 201.Bladder cancer, as of 2015, affects about 3.4 million people with 430,000 new cases a year. Age of onset is most often between 65 and 85 years of age. Males are more often affected than females. In 2015 it resulted in 188,000 deaths. As a consequence the group felt that any publicity about the disease would and could be beneficial to the general public; so it was felt that an awareness day would be one way forward to bring the condition into the public domain.Several committee members gave up their time to man a stall and and hand out literature to those who wanted it. The outcome was successfulbased on feedback from the general public, even to the extent that £40was donated to the group’s funds. Though fund raising was not the purpose of the event.
The event was held at the TESCO Metro Store Canton and we are very grateful for their support in this venture which was organised by committee member Dave Roberts