Foundation Donates £25,000
to 'Closer to Home' Appeal
The Foundation are pleased to support Tenovus in donating £25,000 to their 'Closer to Home' Appeal to build a third mobile ssupport unit. The new unit will be more than just somewhere patients have their chemotherapy. Patients will benefit from a complete package of cancer treatment, support and care. All designed to help them get better, all in one place.
The new Mobile Support Unit will be over 60% bigger than the first one, making it the largest mobile chemotherapy unit in the world. It will have space for eight patients at a time to recieve treatment and during its lifetime this unit could deliver over 125,000 treatments.
Due to the significant amount of our donation the foundation will be able to have a room named within the unit.
We would not have made this donation without the continued support and generous donations from family, friends and the wider community.
The Ed Evans Foundation presenting their cheque to the 'Closer to Home' Appeal
Being given a tour of the mobile unit
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2017
Friday 29th December saw the annual Clay Pigeon shoot take place. A cold and wintery day saw 50+ shooters arrive to compete for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. Many Thanks to Phil Ash and Brian Daniels who continue to support and help organise this event and to Guy and Tina at the Horseshoe, Marcross who always provide a much needed pint and a curry. Peter Morris was the winner of the Farmers competition with Phil Ash winning the professional shoot. Second place was awarded to Ben Lindell and Matt Featherstone won the wooden spoon!
Many Thanks to all who helped with the organisation and running of this event and we look forward to seeing you all again in December.
Phil Ash and Peter Morris being presented with the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy
by Howie Evans
Second place winner Ben Lindell being presented with
The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup
Winner of the Wooden Spoon Matt Featherstone
Mayor of Llantwit Donation
This year the foundation, along with Marie Curie was chosen as one of Sally Hanks, Mayor of Llantwit Major's charities to support whilst in office. We would like to thank Sally and everyone who has supported the events over the past few months.
Sue was delighted to accept a cheque of £2500 on behalf of the foundation.
Representatives from both charities recieving their cheques from Sally Hanks, Mayor of Llantwit.
Walk the Vale 2017
10th Anniversary Walk
This year was our 10th Anniversary Walk the Vale event which saw 241 walkers walk 1932 miles to raise awareness of Brain Tumours. Once again we started from The Plough and Harrow, Monknash, many thanks to Paula and her team for letting us take over the pub garden and for providing complimentary tea, coffee and water to everyone taking part. Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to raise a fantastic £1750 which will go to support Brain Tumour research.
Here are a few photos from the walk:
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2016
On Tuesday 27th December 87 shooters took part in the annual Ed Evans Foundation Clay Pigeon Shoot. In a change from previous years we had two competitions running simultaneously; one for the club shooters and one for the farmers. The winner of the farmers competition was Owain Williams, with Phil Ashe as the club winner. Everyone retired to The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross where Tina and Guy provided a much needed curry along with a few pints or two. Thank you to all who came to help set up, participate or support the event we managed to raised £1700 for the foundation.
Owain Williams, winner of the farmers competition
Phil Ashe, winner of the club competition
Team Thomas take on Invnvbl Race Series
The foundation would like to say thank you and good luck to Bethan Marks, Menna Jones, Sarah Thomas, Kate Morrison and Catherine Thomas who will be taking part in the Invncbl 10km obstacle race on Saturday 29th October 2016. There will be mud, rivers, barbed wire, log carries and hill runs all in the name of raising money for the foundation. Please show your support by sponsoring the girls
Good Luck and Thank You!
Walk the Vale 2016
Storm Katie didn't put off the 129 walkers who joined us for our annual walk on Easter Monday, a total of 751 miles were walked with £1200 being raised. Many thanks to Michelle from The Brain Tumour Charity who once again came to help sign everybody in. We would also like to thank Paula and her team at The Plough and Harrow for providing a much needed pint and a hearty meal.
Here are a few photos from the day
Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir
We had a very successful concert on December 4th with a full house at Wick Village Hall. An enjoyable evening was had by all and we raised £870 towards our charities.
Jack gets his trike
The foundation were very pleased to make a donation towards a specialised trike for Jack Vincent from Llantwit Major. Jack has a form of 'dystonic cerebral palsy', resulting in multiple disabilities including severe mobility problems. Pictured is Sue Evans from the foundation along with the representatives of the other contributors and Jack's parents Deb and Mark.
Walk the Vale 2015
On Easter Monday 6th April, over 250 walkers took part in the annual Ed Evans Foundation Walk the Vale event. With the sun shining on us walkers chose to either undertake the short 6 mile walk or the long 11 mile walk both taking in the stunning scenery of the Vale of Glamorgan. The final total of miles walked is still being calculated and we raised just over £2000 for the charity. Many thanks to Michelle, Alice and Ian for helping to register and sign everyone back in, we couldn't have managed without you! Also many thanks to Paula and her staff at The Plough and Harrow for hosting the returning walkers and their continued support of the foundation. Here are a few photos from the day, a final total of walkers and mileage will be uploaded soon!
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2014
Sunday 28th December saw 67 shooters compete for the Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. Unlike last year the weather was kind to us bright and sunny with no wind although it was a little cold! At the end of a good few hours of shooting the top ten scorers took part in the shoot off. This was won by Phil Ash, with last years champion Luke Morgan taking second place and winning the John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup. Many Thanks to Brian Daniels and Phil Ash for their support in organising the event and South and West Country Sports. Jonathan Morgan provided some additonal prizes including Top Female Shooter and Top Novice Shooter. Once again our thanks go to Tina and Guy of The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross for their continued support and for providing a lovely much needed curry.
Howie presenting Phil Ash with The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy
Luke Morgan, second place winner of The John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup
Howie presenting awards for the Top Novice and Top Woman Shooter
Thank you to all who supported this event and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Dinner Dance at St Donats Arts Centre
Thank you to all the friends, family and supporters who came to the dinner dance at St Donats Arts Centre on Saturday 18th October. A lovely meal was served by Town and Country Caterers and there was dancing to The Neil Diamond Tribute and The Lounge Lizards. During the evening the foundation donated £5000 each to Cancer Research Wales and The Brain Tumour Charity. The total raised on the night is approximately £3000, many thanks to all those who gave generous donations and helped make the night a great success.
Sue Evans And Lorraine Jones presenting Michelle Herbert from The Brain Tumour Charity with a cheque of £5000
Sue Evans and Catherine Jones presenting Rachel Marsh from Cancer Research Wales with a cheque of £5000
Launch of The Brain Tumour Charity Services in Wales
On Wednesday 4th June friends and family of the foundation attended the launch of The Brain Tumour Charity Services in Wales. The launch was hosted by Jane Hutt AM and held at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay. During this event we heard from The Brain Tumour Charity who spoke about their research and the services they will be providing across Wales, Neurosurgeons from University Hospital Wales and Sue Evans of the foundation. Sue gave a personal account of when Ed was diagnosed and the lack of support and information available for patients and families. During the evening The Ogmore Valley Male Voice Choir who are great supporters of the foundation performed. The foundation were also pleased to present The Brain Tumour Charity with a cheque for £5000 which will be used to fund the position of Operations Manager in Wales.
Sue delivering her speech at The Senedd
Hilary Evans, a trustee of the foundation presenting The Brain Tumour Charity with a cheque for £5000
Donation of Ipad Air
The foundation were pleased to donate an Ipad Air to Sophie Staniland from Llantwit Major. 16 year old Sophie is visually impaired and the Ipad will help her to revise for her upcoming GCSE's.
Sue Evans presenting Sophie with her Ipad Air
Combat Stress Track Day
Thank you to Chris Darwin and all those who participated in the annual charity track day at Llandow Race Circuit in May and raised £1425 for the charity
Thank you Tractor Boys
The foundation would like to thank The Tractor Boys of Aberthin who have once again held a tractor run in aid of the foundation. Once we have total raised we will let you know.
Walk the Vale 2014
The foundation would like to thank the 209 walkers who joined us on Monday 21st April to raise awareness of and money for research into Brain Tumours. The final mileage is still being calculated with approximately £2000 being raised to support The Brain Tumour Charity. Once the mileage is finalised it will be sent to The International Brain Tumour Alliance who will add it to their 'Walk around the world for brain tumour awareness' total. Many Thanks to all who helped out on the day and of course to all who took part in either the long or shorter walk. Many Thanks to Paula and her team at The Plough and Harrow pub for providing tea and coffee before people set off and a much need pint or 2 on their return!!
Thanks to Sue Roberts for her wonderful photos from the walk
All photos are property of The Ed Evans Foundation
If you have any photos of this event please upload them to our facebook group or email them to email@example.com
Clay Pigeon Shoot 2013
Friday 27th December saw 52 shooters brave the wind and rain to compete for The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy. After a good few hours of shooting at some challenging traps which were made harder by the wind the top ten highest scorers took part in a shoot off. Luke Morgan eventually won with a clear round with Nathan James winning the John Sedgebeer Memorial Cup as runner up. Many Thanks to Brian Daniels and Phil Ash, who as always help us to set up and run the day. Thank you to South & West Country Sports for their continued support. We would also like to thank Tina and Guy of The Horseshoe Inn, Marcross for their continued support and for providing a much needed curry at the end of the day.
Luke Morgan winner of The Ed Evans Memorial Trophy with Howie, Ed's brother.
Cancer Research Wales and The Ed Evans Brain Cancer Research Scholarship
The foundation are very pleased to announce a scholarship fund in Ed's memory.
Cancer Research Wales was always a charity close to Ed's heart and one we continue to raise money for to aid further research.
Below is further information about the scholarship programme from Cancer Research Wales.
On 14th September I have entered the chillswim Coniston end to end swim. it is held on Coniston waters, the lake district, the length of the lake is 5.25 miles and it looks bloody cold!
please sponsor me for these two very worthwhile local charities. I am grateful for any amount no matter how small, but if I could raise £100 per mile total that would be outstanding”.
The foundation were very pleased to donate a wheelchair to Kiana McKirdy who lives in the Vale. Kiana is 5 and has been diagnosed with Perthes Disease leaving her unable to walk. Kiana's wheelchair means she can get back to school and out and about with her family. Sue Evans from the foundation is pictured with Kiana and her mum Suzanne.
233 walkers braved the cold on Easter Monday to join our annual Walk the Vale event. Starting from The Plough and Harrow in Monknash walkers could choose a short 6 mile route or the longer 12 mile route taking them along the coast to Llantwit Major and back to Monknash. A total of 1668 miles were walked and these will now be added to the International Brain Tumour Alliance's World Walk Challenge to see how many times they can circle the earth. The money raised from this event will be used as part of our commitment to support the post of a development co-ordinator based in Wales to support patients and families affected by Brain Tumours. We would like to thank all of the team at The Plough and Harrow for their continued support.
Many thanks to The Aberthin Tractor Boys and Glamorgan Ploughing Society for holding their tractor marathon and raising £1000