Swalec Stadium & Glamorgan CCC supporting local people affected by cancer

Swalec Stadium and Glamorgan County Cricket Club have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to help raise awareness and vital funds for people affected by cancer in Wales.

The stadium, who are working to gain their healthy stadia accreditation, are teaming up with Macmillan to promote healthy living to their visitors, fans, players, employees and the surrounding community.

One such project is the Swalec Stadium walking group which aims to promote healthy living through exercise for people who are affected by cancer. In the past, doctors used to advise people to rest as much as possible during treatment, but this has changed. We now know that being active during and after treatment can reduce tiredness, stress and anxiety, and help keep weight at a healthy level.

In addition to the walking group, Macmillan Cancer Support are looking to have information stands staffed by trained volunteers, at select matches throughout the year. This is to enable visitors to the stadium to get free and confidential information and support.

Dan Cherry SWALEC Stadium Manager, said:

“We are really happy to be joining forces with Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity is making a huge difference by re-investing their fundraising to help services and service users across Wales. This partnership not only allows us to support this great charity but also support our fans, employees and surrounding community with access to cancer support and information. This gives us the opportunity to re-invest the support we receive and back a great cause.”

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. It provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support and campaigns for better cancer care.

Rebecca Parke, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support, said:

“We are very excited and looking forward to working with the stadium and club and are extremely grateful to them for choosing to support us. We rely on the generosity of organisations like Glamorgan County Cricket Club, who are at the heart of the community and have such a high profile, to help us raise awareness of our services and help raise the money needed to fund them. The latest project in Cardiff being our new Information and Support Centre in the University Hospital which since it’s opening in April has already seen over 700 people come through the doors”

Macmillan Cancer Support will be present at the Stadium during the upcoming one day international game, England vs South Africa on Friday 24th August.

For more information on the walking support group being organised at the stadium please contact Caroline Walters on cwalters@macmillan.org.uk or call 01656 867 960.


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