About our Charity
Cancer Research Wales is an independent Wales cancer research charity funding pioneering research into the key areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Wales.
Cancer Research Wales was established in 1966 with the idea of funding quality research projects with the potential to save lives, and has remained true to its values since that day. Originally starting out at Velindre Hospital in Cardiff, the charity soon expanded to fund world-class research in the hospitals and universities across Wales. It is testimony to this vision that the charity has invested over £20m in cancer research over the years.
Money raised for Cancer Research Wales is spent on cutting-edge clinical, laboratory, population and health systems research in universities and hospitals across Wales. The discoveries our scientists make are transforming how people with cancer are diagnosed and treated, helping more people survive cancer than ever before.
We receive no government funding, so this innovative work is only made possible through the generous support of the public. The charity generates approximately £3 million a year in income through a range of fundraising activities, including Legacies, individual donations, events and volunteer fundraising.
Cancer Research Wales has recently become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and so on 1st October 2016, to acknowledge the change in our listing with the Charity Commission our charity registration number 248767, changed to a Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1167290. For more details on this exciting development within Cancer Research Wales please read our Blog www.cancerresearchwales.co.uk/blog/incorporation/
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With further information available on the Charity Commission’s website