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N.F.U Donation

The foundation would like to thank Glamorgan NFU for their generous donation of £1000 given during a charity lunch on the Vale of Glamorgan Show Field on Sunday 5th August.

Sue Evans being presented the £1000 cheque by Gwyn Thomas, Chairman of Glamorgan NFU

Walk the Vale 2018

The shone on for our reorganised Walk the Vale on Monday 7th May. Just over 188 walkers took part choosing either the long or short walk, taking in the beautiful views of the vale. Many Thanks to Paula and all the staff at The Plough and Harrow, Monknash for letting us take over their garden and providing complimentary tea, coffee and water for those taking part. Thank you to all who took part, we have raised just over £2000 for the foundation the miles walked are still being calculated.


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 edevansfoundation@btinternet.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.


Monies will be made available for one scholarship grant in memory of Mr Ed Evans who supported CRW before his premature death from brain cancer in 2007 and whose foundation still continues to provide funding. Therefore, this year, Cancer Research Wales particularly encourage projects that will undertake innovative brain cancer research. The Scholarship may take the form of a 3 year PhD studentship or a 1-3 year post-doctoral project.
The brain cancer project should be novel, timely and ideally seek to address unmet clinical needs. Areas of research may include screening, diagnosis, tumour biology and treatment and would normally but not necessarily constitute a laboratory based project.  Funding for the fellowship will be subject to satisfactory external peer review. For further information on this call please contact the CRW Research Communications Manager, Dr Lee Campbell on 02920-316283 or e-mail: Lee.Campbell@wales.nhs.uk


Dave Cappell's Sponsored swim

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”.



Many Thanks




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.

Click here for further information on Perthes Disease

Gem Article 2013

Walk The Vale 2013

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.




Read our article in the Llantwit Major Gem


28th March is Wear a Hat for Brain Tumours Awareness -

What hat will you be wearing?


Brain Tumour Uk and The Brain Tumour Charity Merger




Thank You

Many Thanks and Congratulations to Lloyd Morris who has completed the Lanzarote Ironman Challenge, raising money for the foundation. So far he has raised £800.

Well Done Lloyd.


Congratulations & Thank You

The Foundation would like to congratulate Louise Evans

(Ed's Cousin) on her completion of the Cardiff Half Marathon. Louise completed the marathon in 2 Hours and 32 Minutes, raising funds for the foundation.

Louise with her well deserved pint and medal. Thank You!



The Foundation are very pleased to present Seth Jorgenson, who lives in Wick with an IPad which will allow him to communicate better with those around him.

Gem Article

Many thanks to The Aberthin Tractor Boys and Glamorgan Ploughing Society for holding their tractor marathon and raising £1000

for the foundation.