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Welsh cancer charity to open new stores in North Wales

Cancer Research Wales is coming to Llandudno, Wrexham and Bangor

A WELSH charity that has invested over £3 million in cancer research projects across North Wales is opening three new shops in the area.

Cancer Research Wales is setting up shop in Llandudno, Wrexham and Bangor in the next three months.

The Llandudno store on Gloddaeth Street will be launching in late February with the Wrexham shop on Priory Street opening for trade in March.

Cancer Research Wales’s brand-new Bangor charity shop in the Menai Centre is scheduled to open its doors in May.

The shops will be selling a range of quality goods and providing opportunities for local people to volunteer.

Cancer Research Wales is asking the people of North Wales to support its new shops when they open by donating pre-loved items.

Lorraine Boyd, Head of Retail at Cancer Research Wales said:

“Cancer Research Wales is the only charity whose sole purpose is fundraising in Wales to invest in cancer research projects in Wales.

“In the last decade alone, we’ve invested over £3 million in cutting edge research projects in Bangor and Wrexham which are run by leading researchers, clinicians and health professionals to offer hope for people who are affected by cancer.

“Opening three new shops in Llandudno, Wrexham and Bangor is an exciting move for us and we’re asking the people of North Wales to support Cancer Research Wales and its life-changing work by donating your pre-loved goods, shopping with us and volunteering your time.”

Over the last 11 years, Cancer Research Wales has funded over 13 research projects in North Wales with over £3.2 million in grants, including:


In Wrexham, Bangor University has received a £714,789 grant from the charity to fund the ThinkCancer! project at the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research. ThinkCancer! will work with GP surgeries to speed up cancer diagnosis so that more people who are diagnosed with the illness will survive.

Investigating the Novel Cancer Antigen TEX19

Bangor University’s Cancer Testis Antigens project has had almost £300,000 to investigate bowel and lung cancer diagnosis. This study is investigating the protein TEX19, which is not normally found in healthy tissues but has been linked to both bowel and lung cancer.