Back our ‘Lengths for Life’ campaign

January 12, 2011 No Comments »
Back our ‘Lengths for Life’ campaign

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We are backing a new £1.5m Cardiff and Vale Breast Centre in their quest to raise a further £1m for the new facility.

Television presenter Justina Simpson (pictured above) is also helping to raise the cash for the Breast Cancer Centre based at Llandough Hospital which was designed by her husband.

Project manager Marcus Hagley, designed the £1.5m centre built at Llandough Hospital which held its first clinic in October, and after hearing the centre still needed £1m for state-of-the-art equipment and a teaching and training centre Justina got involved.

The new Cardiff and Vale Breast Centre, which opened in October, means patients no longer have to make several journeys to hospital to learn whether they have cancer and to have treatment as all outpatients and radiography is under one roof whereas before patients appointments took place between UHW and Llandough.

How you can get a free swim, and raise money for charity

We are also throwing our weight behind the campaign and are urging people to grab their bathers and goggles and help swim in the money through Justina’s new fundraiser.

Lengths for Life offers people the opportunity to get a free swim, at participating leisure centres during January, while raising money for the centre. The idea is that people of all ages and all abilities swim as many lengths of a pool as they can in one hour and raise as much sponsorship money as possible.

To claim your free swim either cut out the voucher printed every day in the South Wales Echo or download one here and take it along to the following leisure centres before January 31, Llantwit Major Leisure Centre; Penarth Leisure Centre; Barry Leisure Centre; Pentwyn Leisure Centre; Western Leisure Centre, Ely; Eastern Leisure Centre, Llanrumney and STAR Leisure Centre, Splott.

Where the money goes

The money raised will be used for building and equipping the teaching training centre, buy state-of-the-art equipment such as a 3D mammogram machine, ultrasound scan machine and liposuction and lip modelling machine.

It will provide people in Wales with the very best treatment in the very best surroundings above and beyond what already exists. The money will also be used to make the Cardiff and Vale Breast Centre a leading teaching and training centre.

The centre will be holding an open day on January 23 where people can pay their sponsorship money and receive a certificate while looking around the centre.

To pick up a sponsorship form visit participating leisure centres or visit

Are you taking part in Lengths for Life? Let us know how you’re backing the campaign in the comments below and if you want to be featured for what you, your school, friends or organisation is doing let Jessica Flynn know on 02920 24 3619 or email

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