11-year-old Fay has her ‘very long’ hair cut for charity

An 11-year-old girl from Llanelli has had her hair cut for the first time for a very special cause.

Fay Evans decided to have her ‘very long hair’ cut after gaining inspiration from stories she read about the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs for children and young adults who have suffered hair loss due to cancer treatment or other illnesses.

Her grandmother Tina said: “She decided to have her hair cut a while ago but then she read a lot about the...

AM highlights potential ‘life saving’ cervical screening

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales is supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week to highlight the potential life-saving benefits of cervical screening.

Smear tests prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers from developing and saves an estimated 5,000 lives across the UK every year. However one in four women do not attend when invited.

During Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which runs from June 11-17, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s only...

Free support for women in Llanelli moving forward after breast cancer

LEADING breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Care is running a free course in Llanelli to help women live life beyond breast cancer with confidence.

Working in partnership with Prince Philip Hospital Breast Cancer Care’s Moving Forward course will provide information and support to women at the end of their breast cancer treatment.

The course covers a range of topics including adjusting and adapting after a breast cancer diagnosis, managing ongoing side effects of treatment, such as...

Band to belt out the beats for charity

FANCY listening to live music from an up and coming young band? Want to help raise money charity?

Then head along to the Fishermans Arms in Kidwelly tomorrow, Friday (May 25) where Audio Dropouts will be performing to raise money for TrekStock and Cancer Research.

Audio Dropouts are a six piece band who formed last year in college. They consist of a vocalist, two guitarists, a bassist, drummer and a trumpet player.

Last year they played at the Gar Gwyl music festival that was...

Canser yr Ysgyfaint yng Ngorllewin Cymru – Yr hyn sydd angen i chi ei wybod

CANSER yr ysgyfaint yw'r canser mwyaf cyffredin yn y byd a dyma'r achos mwyaf cyffredin o farwolaeth canser yn y DU mewn dynion a menywod, ac i ferched yn benodol mae hyn ar gynnydd. Yn y DU yn unig, mae 44,000 o achosion newydd yn cael eu diagnosio bob blwyddyn. Mae'n fwy cyffredin mewn ysmygwyr ond nid yw 1 person mewn 8 ohonynt erioed wedi ysmygu. Mae ysmygu yn gyfrifol am 90% o achosion canser mewn dynion a 78% o achosion mewn menywod. Mae canfod canser yr ysgyfaint yn gynnar yn gwella'r...

What you need to know about lung cancer in West Wales

LUNG cancer is the most common cancer in the world and is the most common cause of cancer death in the UK for both men and women and for women specifically this is on the increase. In the UK alone 44,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is more common in smokers but 1 person in 8 have never smoked. Smoking is responsible for 90% of cancer cases in men and 78% of cases in women. Finding lung cancer early improves the chances of cure, but only 17% are found early.  70% of patients...

First joined-up cancer services plan for South West Wales

Health leaders in South West Wales are unveiling the first custom-made cancer services plan for people across the entire region.

ABM and Hywel Dda university health boards, with Swansea University, have designed an integrated and strategic way forward for non-surgical cancer services for the region’s million people over the next decade.

It covers all aspects of cancer services - apart from surgery - from the provision of oncology, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments to emotional...

Llanelli ‘Singathon’ raises over £1,000 for Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus Cancer Care would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all those who took part, volunteered, donated or came to watch the annual ‘Singathon’ in the St Elli Shopping Centre, helping them to raise over £1,000 for a second year in a row.

Saturday shoppers were entertained by local talents including Llanelli Community Wind Band, Kidwelly Festival Choir, Côr Curiad, Carmarthen Ukulele’s, Creaky Bottom Boys, Silver Swing, The...