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Cancer Research Wales celebrates fifty years

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screen-shot-2016-09-12-at-12-36-11CANCER RESEARCH WALES would like to invite you to come and meet with them at Victoria Hall, Bryn Road, Lampeter on Tuesday, September 13, between 6.45pm and 9pm for a fascinating night of science and discovery. 

Cancer Research Wales is celebrating 50 years of funding world-class research across Wales.

The charity ensures that all money raised is spent in Wales and annually spends over £1.5m.

Currently, it funds around 50 projects related to cancer prevention, early cancer diagnosis as well as new and improved treatments in the hospitals and universities across the Wales.

In the last 15 months, Cancer Research Wales has pledged an extra £2.6m for new cancer research projects, and as part of its anniversary year, the charity is hosting a series of science cafes across Wales.

D i s c o v e r how mutations cause cancer, and how scientists in Wales are training viruses to tackle malignancy.

Learn how genetics are being used to individualise cancer therapy and find out what cancer stem cells are and the role they play in making cancers more aggressive.

Talks and displays will also demonstrate the importance of the immune system in cancer and how the latest innovations in medical imaging and radiotherapy are improving treatments for cancer patients in Wales, and much more.

Entrance to this event is free. For further information, please call Dr Lee Campbell on 029 20316976 or search ‘CRW Lampeter’ on Facebook.

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New Children’s Book based on local fisherman

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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Natalie L Davies has written a story based on local man, Mickey Beechey, of Llangrannog.

The book is available on Amazon.

Natalie said: “I’ve written a series of children’s books with the central character, the lovely ‘Mickey the Fisherman’. The first book is called ‘Pollution’, and is a bright colourful and fun book with a valuable message.”

The book is available to buy on Amazon in both paperback and kindle, and can be found at: mybook.to/mickeythefisherman.

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Council supports the Learning Disabilities ‘My Charter’

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CABINET members and senior officers in Ceredigion have signed ‘My Charter’. In doing so, Ceredigion County Council have become the first council to sign up to the charter. My Charter was written by people who have learning disabilities in West Wales.

The charter says that people who have learning disabilities want to have more chances in life, more choice and to be listened to. It also says that people who have learning disabilities want to be treated as adults, to be given dignity and respect and that their information is kept private.

Councillor Alun Williams is the Cabinet member responsible for Adult Services. He said: “People with learning disabilities have the same aspirations, hopes and feelings as everyone else. They deserve the same services and to be treated equally in a way that’s appropriate to their needs. I’m delighted that Ceredigion has become the first council to sign the charter, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this can positively influence the way our population of people with learning disabilities are treated in the future.”

The charter was developed by people who have learning disabilities from across Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.

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Ceredigion Leisure Centres Summer holiday programme

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A BUSY TIMETABLE of inclusive summer holiday activities for children has been organised across all Ceredigion County Council-run leisure centres in the county.

From football to bouncy castle sessions, from cycling skills to archery, there’s a wide variety of activities to choose from over the course of the summer.

There will also be day camps and multi-skills activity days available at some of the leisure centres, for children to attend for the whole day. There’s even a day trip to the beach with Teifi Leisure Centre!

A range of learning to swim programmes are available at Lampeter Swimming Pool and Plascrug Leisure Centre across the summer holidays. A week of swimming lessons will be delivered solely through the medium of Welsh in Plascrug Leisure Centre starting on 5 August.

Councillor Catrin Miles is the council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for Leisure Services. She said: “Ceredigion Actif is once again providing a busy timetable of fun activities during the summer. It’s a healthy and worthwhile way for children to spend their time during the summer.”

Booking for sessions is essential and staff at leisure centres reserve the right to cancel any session if attendance is too low.

For further information on the summer holiday activities planned, visit the Ceredigion Actif website.

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