Owen Smith attends launch of new fundraising group in Pontypridd

A new volunteer Fundraising Group has launched in Pontypridd to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The Pontypridd Fundraising Group met at the Pontypridd Golf Club to celebrate the formal launch of the group before holding their first business meeting to start planning their activity. The launch was attended by local MP Mr Owen Smith who congratulated the group and also showed his support for the charity. The Pontypridd Golf Club provided the venue for the launch and provided tea and coffee for everyone, so a big thank you to them.

The Pontypridd Fundraising Group will raise vital funds so Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal illnesses, through supporting Marie Curie’s major fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal and Blooming Great Tea Party, as well as promoting fundraising within the local community and encouraging new supporters to help the charity.

Georgina Burke, Community Fundraiser at Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “The new Fundraising Group in Pontypridd will make a huge difference locally by helping to raise the vital funds needed to support Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes”.

Owen Smith MP added: “It’s fantastic that Marie Curie are actively supporting the local community in Pontypridd and raising funds for vital services for people who need them most. I was delighted to attend the launch and meet such an enthusiastic and passionate group, and I look forward to working with them on future events and initiatives.”

The group will be organising their first event, a Blooming Great Tea Party on Saturday 7th June at the YMCA, Taff Street, Pontypridd. More details will be available soon so watch this space if you fancy coming along to show your support and have some tea and cake.

To join the local Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Cancer Care, or to find out more about the group and other ways to support the charity, please call Georgina Burke on 029 20426068 or email [email protected]

Photo L-R: Amy Dyer, Meinwen Sayle, Teresa Prior, MP Mr Owen Smith, Rachel King, Liz Jones, Sue Hunt.


For more information about Marie Curie Cancer Care and any other enquiries relating to the charity, please contact Georgina Burke, Marie Curie Community Fundraiser, on 029 20426068 or email [email protected] .

For more information about the Pontypridd Fundraising Group, please email [email protected]