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Fri 11 Jun 2021

The Football Association of Wales and Tenovus Cancer Care tackling cancer together #TogetherStronger

The Cymru Football Team are backing Tenovus Cancer Care at this summer’s European Championship!

We have partnered with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to launch two limited-edition wristbands. With these special wristbands, people can show their support for the Cymru team at this summer’s tournament, while helping those affected by cancer in Wales. We're also teaming up with Co-op to sell the bands in their stores across the country.

Stars of the Cymru side are backing our campaign, which not only supports the team, but also helps to raise awareness. Highlighting the impact of the pandemic on cancer patients, the initiative will also raise much needed income to help us support people with cancer and their loved ones across Wales.

Robert Page, Cymru Manager said: “Unfortunately we have all been affected by cancer in some way and I know both the Cymru squad and the FAW want to do more to support people who have been impacted by this devastating disease. That is why we are joining with Wales’ leading cancer charity, Tenovus Cancer Care, to launch a limited-edition Cymru wristband ahead of this summer’s tournament.

“Our Cymru fans and Y Wal Goch are known for their fantastic support and we really appreciate those who will be purchasing our charity wristbands and helping further Tenovus Cancer Care’s vital work.”

Judi Rhys MBE, Chief Executive of Tenovus Cancer Care said “We are proud to be working with the FAW and the Cymru team, along with Co-op, to help raise awareness and vital funds this summer.

“It’s been an incredibly challenging period for us all, and a particularly difficult 12 months for cancer patients. During the first year of the pandemic, 35,000 fewer people were sent for vital cancer tests in Wales. That’s enough people to fill Cardiff City Stadium, Cymru’s home ground, and equivalent to six people every 90 minutes.

“With potentially thousands of people living with undiagnosed cancer, patients and their loved ones need help now more than ever. That is why this partnership is so important and we can’t thank the FAW, the players and staff, and our friends at Co-op enough”.

The limited-edition wristbands are available for a £1 charitable donation. You can purchase them by visiting one of our 38 Tenovus Cancer Care shops, 175 local Co-ops across Wales or the Tenovus Cancer Care eBay store.

These specially designed fabric home and away wristbands feature the Cymru badge, Gorau Chwarae Cyd Chwarae and Tenovus Cancer Care logo. #TogetherStronger.

Giles Jenkins, Co-op Area Manager, said: “Co-op is committed to connecting communities and making a difference locally, and we are delighted to partner with Tenovus Cancer Care, and help it to raise vital funds to support its work with cancer patients and their families across Wales.”

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010