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Bridgend Announce Agency Giving Fund

Bridgend Agency is proud to have nominated, ‘Velindre’, to receive a donation from the national £2million ‘NFU Mutual Agency Giving Fund’.

To ensure these donations reach all corners of the UK and are directed where they’re needed most, all NFU Mutual’s Agents and NFU Mutual local agencies, with offices nationwide, have been given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund. During these challenging and uncertain times, the funds will offer vital support to each charity.

The Bridgend agency nominated Velindre to receive this support, to help deliver their important work.

This donation has allowed the charity to continue to:

  • Invest £1 Million per year in support of ground-breaking research and clinical trials which helps identify new cutting-edge treatments.
  • Support 50% of Clinical Nurse Specialists who offer one to one care and support for patients throughout their treatment and recovery.
  • Offer a range of complimentary therapies including reflexology, reiki, aromatherapy and psychology support.
  • Most recently, the Charity has funded a psychologist specific to front line staff at Velindre to support their mental health and well-being post-pandemic.
  • Provide 100% of the children’s resources including memory boxes, worry monsters, lion toys and educational books on how to explain a cancer diagnosis to a child.
  • Continue maintenance of keys areas within the building including the children’s room and family rooms which allows families to spend private, quality time with their loved ones when on-site.
  • Provide Wig vouchers to support patients in purchasing their first wig
  • Many more roles, services and specific tools that aim to enhance a patient’s experience and outcome.

NFU Mutual’s £1.92million Agency Giving Fund forms part of NFU Mutual’s pledge to support charities during 2022. To find out more, please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.