Join the Ospreys sponsored walk for Velindre

Gnoll Park will host three-mile walk next month

The latest in a line of successful fundraising activities was unveiled by the Ospreys with the announcement of the inaugural Ospreys Sponsored Walk along with official charity partner Velindre Cancer Centre.

The walk will take place Sunday 28th July at the picturesque Gnoll Estate Country Park, and will involve a three-mile route around the estate.

There will be an opportunity to join current and previous Ospreys players and mascot Ozzie the Osprey, for the three-mile circular route through stunning woodland and open spaces, which is ideal for children and adults. The Ospreys Sponsored Walk will start at 10.30am from the Visitors Centre and registration will be open from 9.30am.

Entry is just £5 and children under 16 enter free. Enter online at: and receive your sponsorship pack. The person who raises the most sponsorship by Friday 26th July will receive a special prize! For further details please contact Velindre Fundraising on 029 2031 6211.

Andrew Hore, Chief Operations Officer at the Ospreys said: 

“We are delighted to be able to support Velindre, our charity partner for 2012/13, with this fantastic event which we hope will raise significant funds for such a fantastic cause. The continuing work of Velindre makes such a difference in the community and we look forward to playing our part in the Victory Over Cancer Campaign.”

Andrew Morris Head of Fundraising at Velindre said:

“We have had a very successful relationship this season with the Ospreys, and this latest event is sure to attract lots of people; it’s a terrific route and a great chance for fans to meet the players, enjoy a stunning walk whilst raising vital funds for our Victory Over Cancer Campaign, supporting cancer patients and their families in Wales.”

At Velindre we believe that every hour, every day, every month that someone survives cancer is a victory. We are proud to be launching this new campaign to highlight this positive message - Velindre Victory over Cancer.

Every pound that is raised will be used to help in our battle to achieve the ultimate goal. Every event, every function no matter how big or small, will be a celebration as anything that helps defy cancer will contribute towards our aim of Victory over Cancer.

We know that facing up to, and dealing with cancer is one of the biggest challenges that anyone can face; it affects everyone – family, friends, work colleagues and ultimately how you live your life, we know it can be a very frightening time.

At Velindre we strive to provide support to cancer patients and their families through this difficult period, and our specially trained and highly committed staff strive every day to make this time as comfortable as possible.