Alan Peterson is the current Chairman NSPCC Wales Appeal Board. As the charity's Appeals Board Chair, Alan has set an ambitious target of raising £3m in three years, with all the money directed into NSPCC activities in Wales. Peterson took the role of Appeal Board Chair for NSPCC Cymru Wales from Sir Stanley Thomas April 2016.
The Welsh Guards was raised by Royal Warrant on 26th February 1915. Such was the response to join the Regiment that it was able to mount its first Royal Guard at Buckingham Palace only a few days later on 1st March 1915. Soon afterwards, as part of the Guards Division, it found itself in France fighting its first action at the Battle of Loos on 27th September. Fulfilling the high expectations placed upon it, this became the Welsh Guards’ first battle honour.
With 41,000 cadets (aged 12-18) in over 1,600 locations from communities all around the UK, the ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. They have thousands of enthusiastic and committed adult volunteers - but are always on the hunt for more. If you can give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something different with your free-time, this could be exactly what you are looking for.
The Aloud Charity is an umbrella organisation which devises, manages and delivers the activity of Only Boys Aloud and Only Kids Aloud. Their mission is to engage each generation of young people in Wales with the power of choral singing in order to promote self-belief and confidence whilst encouraging aspirations, building skills and developing communities.
The capital campaign has been completed successfully. The new spaces that were opened in June 2011 have transformed the quality of the educational and cultural experience of their students and created a world-class environment for the staff and many professional artists who deliver training and perform there. They provide a beautiful home and an outstanding international springboard for Wales’ National Conservatoire.
Sinfonia Cymru is a young and innovative chamber orchestra from Wales. The orchestra is made up of professional musicians in the early stages of their careers and is the first and only orchestra of its kind to be revenue funded by the Arts Council of Wales. In recent years, Sinfonia Cymru has performed with an enviable roster of guest artists including Bryn Terfel.
Velindre Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to over 1.5 million people in South East Wales and beyond. Velindre is one of the largest cancer centres in the UK. Each year over 5,000 new referrals and around 50,000 new outpatient appointments are made.
Velindre employs over 670 staff with an annual budget of over £49 million.