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 http://faceupcymru.org.uk.

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 faceupcymru@outlook.com

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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


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.