Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney MP, Gerald Jones, recently attended a concert in St David’s Church, Rhymney, to mark the 25th Anniversary of Helping Hands – an independent cancer self-help group that provides support, services and free medical aids to residents in the Upper Rhymney Valley who are seriously ill.
Having started as a fundraising group in 1994, the local group now has two premises on Rhymney high street which work as both a drop in centre for local cancer patients and as a charity shop, using the proceeds to support local patients and their families.
Gerald Jones MP said:
“Helping hands are a fantastic group of people that do a really important job for those in our community with cancer and other serious illnesses.
“The concert was very well attended, which goes to show just how much the work they do is appreciated. The volunteers work so hard to keep the charity at the heart of community and I hope residents will continue to support Helping Hands and the exceptional work they do.”