AS we start the New Year, I felt it was the perfect opportunity for me to give my thanks to our brilliant community for the support they continue to give us, especially throughout our 70th Birthday celebrations last year.

Since we began in 1943, we have achieved a lot that we are proud of; our innovative approach has led to research discoveries like Tamoxifen, a drug now used to treat millions of cancer patients worldwide, we have launched two Mobile Cancer Support Units that take treatment and support to the heart of communities across Wales and our Sing with Us choirs now support over 600 people affected by cancer every single week through singing.

A lot has changed in the last 70 years, but one thing that’s remained constant is the support for our charity shops in the local community, something we’re very grateful for. The services we provide to cancer patients and their families in communities across Wales would simply not be possible without it.

We all sometimes get that one present that wasn’t quite right or that we already have, so why not pop in and see us in one of our shops, donate your unwanted Christmas gifts and give them a new home? We’d love to see you and say a big thank you for your continued support.

On behalf of everyone at Tenovus, a big thank you and a very happy 2014.

Natalie Kell

Retail Area Manager, Tenovus