The Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff

The Velindre breast cancer centre manages an active, extensive and award winning programme of research into a wide variety of cancers.

Dr Annabel Borley from Velindre Cancer Centre receiving a cheque for £9860 from Terry Ing President of Rotary Monmouth, Nov 2019

The team are well known for their work in discovering why some breast cancers become resistant to some forms of oestrogen therapy. They are working with colleagues at Cardiff University to better understand the effect of new treatments and how the cancer cells may change over time.

Research funded by the Velindre Breast Cancer Research has supported six research fellows. The focus of their research on the cellular mechanisms on how the cancer was able to go on to develop secondary cancers had led to the development of clinical trials in which Velindre was currently involved. An example of cancer research leading directly to improved treatments for cancers. Due to social distancing regulations there was no presentation of the money raised in 2020, but a bank transfer of £11833 was made.

Rotary Monmouth, in conjunction with Chepstow and Ross on Wye Rotary Clubs, has organised and run the Walk The Wye event for the last 12 years, raising funds for breast cancer research. In those 12 years, they have raised just over £121,000 for the Velindre breast cancer research team.

75% of the funds raised in 2020 were donated to the Velindre Cancer Centre at Cardiff, and 25% will go to other charities supported by the Rotary Clubs of Monmouth, Chepstow and Ross on Wye.

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Walk the Wye for Breast Cancer Research

Entry Forms


Walkers Information Pack

Safety and Dogs

Contact Details

Why support Walk the Wye for Breast Cancer Research


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more “Walk The Wye” is a sponsored walking event which is raising funds for charity. Money raised will be split, with 75% going to support breast cancer research at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, and the remaining 25% going to other charities

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Why support Walk the Wye - Stories

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Walking the Wye

Walk the Wye for Breast Cancer Research

more Thank you the 202 Walkers and all their Sponsors for another very successful Walk raising money for Velindre Breast Cancer Research. Raise more money for Velindre Hospital at the "In the Pink" lunch at Raglan Country Estate on Sunday June 26th

Leaving Bigswier Bridge - Walk 3

Entry Form Page

more Please read route details on the "Walk the Wye for Breast Cancer Research" page, before entering. Please enter online by Friday 13th May or no later than May 12th by post.


Walkers Information Pack

more Following receipt of your entry, we will send you a Walkers Information Pack by post. The pack will contain your Entry Acknowledgement Letter, a Unique Walker Number, a Wrist Band to be worn on the day of the walk, and a Sponsorship Form

Please enjoy your walk

Safety and Dogs

more Please bring protective clothing in case it rains and ensure that dogs are kept on a lead when passing through fields of sheep and cattle.

Walking in the Wye Valley

Walk the Wye Contacts

more Remember mobile phone coverage in the Wye Valley is often poor. Emergency contact number on the day 07748 853 328

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Dr Annabel Borley from Velindre Cancer Centre receiving a cheque for £9860 from Terry Ing President of Rotary Monmouth, Nov 2019

Walk the Wye for Breast Cancer Research

back Last year's walk was on May 16th 2021 details are in the "related" pages or follow the links below Thank you everyone who participated