London Marathon 2020

Great news- John Vlahos- one of our patients but also a trustee has managed to get a place on the 2020 London Marathon. All the monies raised will be for Face up.

Please watch this space for regular updates. In particular we are launching our Virgin just giving charity site soon and the good news for John is that he will be starting training very soon and we will have a weekly update on Face ups answer to Mo Farah !!!


We would like to extend our thanks to the children, their families and staff  at Fleur-de-Lis Primary School, Blackwood for their kind donation of £175.00.

It is greatly appreciated and will help provide much needed resources that aid everyday life for people with Head & Neck Cancer.


Thank you John Hawkins & Rhiwbina Dental.

Thank you John Hawkins & Rhiwbina Dental for your long term support, we at Faceup Cymru would like to say a big thank you.

October marks 50 YEARS of a dental surgery in Rhiwbina.
We are so proud to be able to present this donation to John Hawkins, founder of the original dentist on Heol Y Deri. This phenomenal amount was raised at the Rhiwbina Summer Festival, with all proceeds going to Faceup Cymru. John works very closely with this wonderful charity as a survivor himself. Thank you John, for being such an inspiration and for passing on this wonderful practice and it’s patients to Nick.


October 20th Coffee Concert

The fabulous soprano Anne Wilkins will be visiting St Edward’s for the first time. Let’s give her a warm St Edward’s welcome. She will be accompanied by the wonderful Sian Davies. Don’t keep our lovely Coffee Concerts to yourself, tell a friend, neighbour or someone in the shops!                

Anne Wilkins – Soprano
Sian Davies – Piano
A recital for an Autumn Morning
Songs by
Thomas Arne, Bellini, Copland and Barber
St Edward’s Church
Blenheim Road
Saturday 20th October
£3 includes refreshments
Please come along for a wonderful event and raise money for Face up 

Concert on the 12th September

A big thank you to Jayne Thomas who kindly organised a special concert at the St Andrews Church in Roath. This involved the Cwmbach Male Choir who entertained with classical Welsh choir songs and special guests – the Choir Roźenice from Croatia. They sang traditional Croatian melodies and then the choirs joined to sing two songs together.
This was an outstanding evening , really appreciated by the full house present at the church.

Please see some photos of the evening.

I also attach a list of forthcoming concerts – I would encourage you to attend

Cwmbach Male Choir this Wednesday.

This should be a wonderful evening, if your free this Wednesday (12th Sept) come along an enjoy  the wonderful sound of the Cwmbach Male Voice Choir, plus, special guests Choir Rozenice  from Croatia.  Ticket are £10 each and available on the door, all proceeds go to Faceup Cymru.

3 year old Oliver Hawkins walks for Faceup Cymru.

Oliver (3) has been inspired by his adventurous Grandma (former patient Joanne Hawkins) and wanted to climb some mountains during the summer holidays. We set ourselves the challenge of doing six in 6 weeks, Twmbarlwm, Skirrid, Blorenge, Sugar Loaf, Table Mountain and finally Pen y Fan.

Oliver walked every step of the way (without being carried) on all six of them, every single step!

If you would like to sponsor him for completing his challenge the link is below, it’s for a very special charity to us ❤️

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