Category Archives: Tenovus

Tackling cancer at your local.

Men are dying of ignorance in Wales and are 70% more likely than women to die from cancer.

This June has been Male Cancer Awareness month and we’ve been getting the message out to Welsh men enjoying a pint in their local SA Brains’ pub with our ‘Tackle it!’ beer mats, encouraging men in Wales who are worried about cancer to get in touch with Tenovus via their Freephone number 0808 808 1010 and to engage with their health services and GP’s when they have any concerns rather that leaving it too late.

Find out more out Tackle it! here.
Find out more about Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity here.


Above: Abseil Event Poster

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Jack & the Giant Peaks

Black Sheep Account Director & co-owner, Jack Bland together with Nadine, Debs, Phil, Josh, RP, Jack, Sharon, Jill & David of Tenovus are joining forces this June to form Team Tenovus. They’re aiming to raise in excess of £2000 for the charity by competing in this year’s National 3 Peaks Challenge, climbing the highest peaks in England (Scafell Pike at 978m), Scotland (Ben Nevis at 1,343m) and Wales (Snowdon at 1,085m) within 24 hrs.
If you’d like to show your support for Team Tenovus, please visit their just giving page and please be generous!
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Set up in 1943, Tenovus is Wales’ leading cancer charity that invests around £3.9 million pounds each year in pioneering cancer research, education and patient care.

Tenovus’ aims are simple: to prevent, treat and help find a cure for cancer. In doing that they offer support, advice and treatment for cancer patients and their families. Doing this where it is needed most, right at the heart of the community. They also carry out vital cancer research – in fact Tenovus funded scientists were the first to develop the use of Tamoxifen, now the world’s most successful breast cancer drug.

Tenovus ‘Tackle it!’ with Welsh football legend John Hartson

Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity recently asked Black Sheep to name and brand their forthcoming awareness campaign about testicular cancer, targeted at Welsh men aged 25-60.

Our thinking: ‘Well, we all know that ‘Tackle’ has long since been used as a slang term for the male testes. We decided put it to good use with a positive call-to-action, that encourages men to cast off their inhibitions or embarrassment and check themselves out!’

This June, Tenovus’ aim is to get Welsh men to ‘know themselves and recognise that, if the symptoms they’re experiencing aren’t their norm, then they need to Tackle it! with a visit to their GP, as men in Wales are needlessly dying from embarrassment.

Fronted by Welsh football legend, John Hartson, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009 and has since recovered, the campaign will kick off with events taking place during June 2010.

The campaign will also take on new ground for Tenovus, by utilising social networking sites like Facebook & Twitter. Which will hopefully be a more efficient way of virally spreading the word in a very cost effect way for the charity, where interested individuals will spread the word from friend to friend via referral.

Fans & followers will then get specific campaign information, share experiences and keep up-to-date with the events and fund raising opportunities, be able to upload photo’s of fund raising events & activities. Hold discussions about treatment and experiences.

It’s early days yet, but you can be sure there’ll be more to follow in the coming weeks.

Ignorance isn’t bliss!

Show your support by following the ‘Tackle it!’ campaign on Twitter and join the Facebook group to find out more about how we can Tackle it! together.

Tenovus show that it’s good to sing. BBC One Wales Monday 22nd March at 22:35pm.


Tenovus’ Sing for Life Choir are the stars of a BBC One Wales documentary Planet Wales:It’s Good to Sing which will be broadcast on Monday 22nd March at 22:35pm.

The programme details how Tenovus’ Sing for Life choir has come together since January 2010 through their experience of cancer and follows the stories and lives of some of its members.

It also forms part of Tenovus’ research project into the health benefits of singing which is being captured by Cardiff University.

Show your support for the amazing work that Tenovus do and tune in!

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Sing for Life



Wales’ leading Cancer Charity Tenovus, with the creative support of Black Sheep, recently launched their latest initiative ‘Sing for Life’ with the first public performance of the Tenovus Charity Choir at Llandaff Cathedral. Their aim is to spread the message that singing is good for your health by forming a choir made up of cancer patients and their families. Their journey will then be made into a BBC documentary.

The choir is made up of Tenovus staff and volunteers who have been on an incredible journey and have truly enjoyed the positive benefits of singing together.

If you are interested in joining a choir, they would love to hear from you! To speak to a member of the Tenovus team; contact Alison on 029 2076 8850 or sign up at www.signforlife.org.uk


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