Mark Goodall RIP

Mark Goodall was a hardworking member of the medical records department at the University Dental Hospital in Cardiff. These people are fundamental to the workings of the service and are most certainly the unsung heroes.  Consultants always get the praise but without people like Mark we couldn’t do our job.  He certainly made every effort to support Face up

He was hardworking and always had a smile and a nice word for everyone and when I had to ask a favour of him, nothing was ever to much trouble.

It is therefore with great  sadness, that Mark unfortunately passed away recently and friends and colleagues have donated £500 of which  Face up have had £250 donated – the other £250 being given to the Addisons self help group, a disease that Mark suffered but took on the chin!!

This donation is so appreciated although it goes without saying I personally would rather have him here helping in his own way but this donation in his memory is greatly appreciated.

I do hope this donation will remind others of what Face up is trying to do  and every contribution – large or small will be used for the benefit of all our patients.

Our thoughts are with Marks family

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Mike Fardy

Living with Cancer and Universal credit


We have received the following from a research company who are working on a project with Macmillan cancer support looking into the experiences people living with cancer have in trying to claim benefits.

At the moment we are desperately trying to reach out to people living with cancer who claim Universal Credit, in the hope of finding some who will be willing to share their stories with us to contribute to this valuable project. In all honesty, we are really struggling to find people to participate and are reaching out to organisations such as yourself in the hope that you might be able to help us in some way. Any help at all would be hugely appreciated, whether this is by:

  • Raising awareness of the project in support/ community groups or at events
  • Sharing information of the project with linked organisations who may have contact with people living with cancer
  • Displaying our poster (please see attached) either online, in a newsletter or in communal areas
  • Speaking to people personally who you might know who might be interested in taking part

If your’e interested, please double click on the link below for further details

Macmillan Benefits Research_Information Flyer_08.01





Penarth Conservative club Fund raising

Under the organisational guidance of Mr and Mrs Cridland, Penarth Conservative Club have once again being active in fund raising and have kindly raised £165 for Face up and we are extremely grateful for their continued help and support. They have been raising money for a longtime and their hard work is so appreciated by the patients who benefit from Face up.

Charity Concert series 2018 – 19 by Jayne Thomas

In 2018 , Jayne Thomas approached us with an offer to put on concerts for the benefit of Face up .  This lady kindly worked tirelessly and arranged a series of coffee concerts as well as spring and Jazz concerts at St Edwards Church in Penylan.  These were excellent and were enjoyed by all.

A concert was arranged at St Andrews Church in Roath where the Cwmbach Male voice choir as well as a visiting Croatian Choir performed.  This was an outstanding evening and thoroughly enjoyed by a full house.

In total , these concerts raised £4,375.  The hard work by this lovely lady really paid off and face up is eternally grateful.

Quiz Night and Cake sale

There was a fantastic quiz night for Face up , Kindly organised by Siew  Chin, from the Resorative department at the Cardiff Dental hospital .

All the entries were taken and they raised over £1600 – Enormous thanks to Siew and everyone who came.

Also thanks to the girls in the restorative department  at the Dental hospital who had a cake sale and raised £150 – again this effort is so appreciated

Face up quiz night

Fund raising – Liam Addy

As part of Reebok Cardiff’s CrossFit Open 2020, starting on the 11th November, and running for 5 weeks we will try and raise as much money for FaceUp Cymru. This is a local head and neck cancer charity designed to support patients who have suffered and have been treated for head and neck cancers. This can often leave them with physical, functional and psychological challenges. The charity is designed to help with this by various means. More detail can be found on the website

This CrossFit Community team consists of: Liam Addy, Daniel Jones, Jen Taylor, Ellie Lewis, Katherine Shafer, Adrian Loureiro Fernadez, Rachel Colclough, Holly Jenkins, Parick Stanford, Jo Knight, Amy Lowe, Joseph Myers, Shaun Suller, Attila Juhasz, Jack Wright, Heather Jacobs, Andrew Phillips, Hannah Layton, Jordan Williams, Ellen Downey, Chris Hughes, Benjamin Yeo, Stuart Hancock, Matt Sedman, Tom Walker, Alfie Reed, Tom Downey, Alexander Shanahan, Catherine Knapton, Terry Gordon and Fadi Baydoun.

As well as supporting FaceUp Cymru, all donations (as long as they are not anonymous) will give you automatic entry into our raffle to win a prize. The list of prizes will be posted with updates on this page.


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Please support this fantastic effort – if you want to know more please e mail Liam via

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Fund raising events


As with any charity, we always welcome offers to help raise money.  If you have any ideas eg Coffee morning ; concerts ; skittle matches ; car boot sale please let us know via the. email and we can help with sponsorship forms; leaflets; banners and importantly collecting tins.

Also if you are planning on running eg marathon like John Vlahos, then we now have Face up vests which we can give  you to wear.  These  were kindly purchased by our trustee Peter Manning – we are indebted to him for his generosity.

Every penny helps so please think hard and if you can help we would be eternally grateful

Management committee

Due to the success of our fund raising , the charity has money  to use for the benefit of Head and Neck cancer patients- all is used for the patients.

It was discussed and agreed by the trustees, that a management committee should be set up to oversee the support group, look how to distribute small grants as well as fundraising. Two consultant colleagues – Sandeep Berry  and Liam Addy have agreed to set up this group which will represent all people who look after our patients and we will also be looking for at least two patient representatives .

We will update this in the very near future but please refer to the small grants policy document and application form