In 1943, Tenovus was founded by ten businessmen. Initially, the charity funded a wide range of projects in the local area. In the 1960s, Tenovus embarked on a project which was to influence our work for the next 40 years. We built the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research in Cardiff which carried out vital research into the causes of cancer. Alongside their ground-breaking research, Tenovus have developed a system of cancer support services to help cancer patients and their families, when they need it most, including a Freephone Cancer Support Line (0808 808 1010), which is open 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
A leading Welsh cancer charity has developed a selection of free resources designed to show schools the power of song. In 2010, Tenovus Cancer Care worked with Cardiff University to prove that singing can help cancer patients and their families. Now, they have fifteen choirs across Wales and have developed a school resource pack for KS3/4 Science that helps teachers to talk to pupils about research, using the organisation’s famous Sing with Us choirs as an engaging example.