Tenovus Cancer Care has been awarded a £1,000 donation from Vodafone UK. The charity collected the Vodafone Community Connection Award in February after the store team in Caerphilly chose the deserving cause.

Launched in 2014, Vodafone’s Community Connection Awards have already made a difference to more than 170 local communities across the UK. Selected by local Vodafone staff and aimed at supporting local causes with a £1,000 donation, the awards have been used to help fund everything from new equipment for soup kitchens and day centres for the elderly to helping people with disabilities take part in sporting activities.

Tenovus Cancer Care works to prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer – offering practical advice, emotional support and treatment for cancer patients and their loved ones. The £1,000 award will help fund chemotherapy for 25 patients via the charity’s Mobile Support Unit. This will be situated in easily accessible locations such as supermarkets and shopping centres so patients don’t need to travel miles for their appointments.

Ceri Hill, Tenovus Cancer Care Regional Fundraising Manager said, “As the leading cancer charity in Wales, Tenovus Cancer Care has been at the heart of our community for over 75 years – giving people hope and helping them cope. It is donations like this that allow us to continue to offer this kind of care – we cannot thank Vodafone enough.”

Haris Dewan, Vodafone Store Manager in Caerphilly said, “Local charities mean a lot to people in Caerphilly and Tenovus Cancer Care is a prime example of why. The team work tirelessly to help those battling cancer – offering them support and treatment close to home. It is great knowing that our £1,000 is going to such a worthy cause.”