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£150,000 grant to keep Mobile Support Unit on the road


Every year we save cancer patients around 45,000 miles of travelling to and from hospital with our Mobile Support Units, bring treatment closer to home for people in communities across Wales.

The Garfield Weston Foundation’s fourth grant to Tenovus Cancer Care is their most spectacular to date. Spanning two years at £75,000 a year, the £150,000 gift enables us to keep our first Mobile Support Unit on the road. The grant fully funds our weekly visits to Cwmbran, Nantgarw, and our fortnightly trips to Swansea, the backbone of our chemotherapy programme. This means that the money funds around 4,000 chemotherapy treatments closer to home for about 1,000 people and saving them thousands of miles in hospital trips and thousands of hours in precious time. 

Founded by the Weston family in 1958, 2018 marks the 60th Anniversary of the Garfield Weston Foundation, a year which will see it hit an extraordinary landmark - £1 billion in grant giving. The Foundation aims to be responsive to where need is greatest, and therefore supports a wide range of charitable activity.

Each year, the Trustees authorise gifts that now total over £62 million to almost 2,000 charities across the UK, from small community and volunteer projects to large national organisations. All the charities have something in common - they demonstrate they are meeting a need effectively, with clear outcomes and benefits, good leadership, sensible business plans and a commitment to excellence.

As part of the celebrations around their 60th anniversary, the Foundation is running a one-off Capital grants programme: the Weston Anniversary Fund.

To find out more about Closer to Home appeal, please click here or to find out more about The Garfield Weston Foundation please visit 

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Tenovus Cancer Care

The Garfield Weston Foundation are one of the most supportive, important and generous funders of Tenovus Cancer Care. Since 2012 they have given us a total of £260,000 (grants of £20K, £40K, 50K, and now £150K). Their first grant in 2012 helped run our first Mobile Support Unit, their second grant in 2013 run our second Mobile Support Unit Mobile Unit 2 and their third grant in 2015 covered all of our services.