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Donations this year are for the new Breast Cancer Unit, Royal Glamorgan Hospital.



Donations collected at the Welsh Pigeon Fancier's Trust Show held October 2013 amounted to £250

this was added to other collections with the the amount of £1000 being aimed for by March 2014. This was reached yet again and another Cheque for £2000 was presented to Wales Air Ambulance. This would not be possible without generosity of our Memebers and the Welsh Pigeon Fanciers Trust.



Grateful thanks are given to all who have supported us again through 2012 and 2013, We were again able to raise £1000 which was matched by the Welsh Pigeon Fanciers Trust. A grand total of £2000 has been given to the Kindey Dialysis Unit, University Hospital of Wales, Heath, Cardiff.




Swansea Post

Fanciers’ Kind Donation Helps Local Hospital

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union has donated £2,000 to the Prostate Cancer Research fund at Morriston Hospital.


The feathered friends are a popular pastime in Wales and some birds can cost up to four figures.  

The bird loving members have been very generous over the years, and since 2006 have raised £8,000 for hospitals in the area.


This is the latest donation to the Prostate Cancer Research Fund at Morriston Hospital.

Consultant Urologist, Mr Neil Fenn explained how the money will be used.  He said:  “I want to thank the

Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Members for their kind donation.


 “I remember my grandfather had a great passion for pigeons, you would always find him in the pigeon coop at the bottom of the garden.


Picture l-r: Gail Jones – Secretary for the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union and Consultant Neil Fenn.




“This donation will help to support the Prostate Cancer Research Fund forwarding the management of prostate cancer. We have provided funding to basic science projects at Swansea University and have supported the development of laparoscopic (keyhole) prostate surgery at Morriston Hospital – the only unit in South Wales offering this type of surgery.”


Secretary for the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union, Gail Jones delivered the cheque to Mr Fenn.

She added: “I am very grateful to the Members for raising this money.  There are many Clubs and Members throughout Wales who continue to raise money for good causes.


“Hearing Mr Fenn talking about the great projects the prostate cancer research is involved in is very worthwhile; and the keyhole surgery is just amazing.”


Gail also wanted to thank to the following people for their generosity and support:


Mr W Wilcox and Sons

Brisco Williams and Sons

Gorseinon RFC

Mr Leigh Halfpenny and Team

Mr and Mrs Dark

BCL (Wales)

Parsons Pickles

Penclawdd Shellfish Processing

Gower Timber

Mrs A Nurse