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The concept for Angor started over 15 years ago when it became apparent that there is a real need for a support service in Carmarthenshire for individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer or a life-altering diagnosis.

Angor is a charity made up of like-minded individuals from various walks of life who understand the impact that a life altering diagnosis can cause, and who aspire to enable and support the transformation of individuals by providing an informed and holistic service which builds hope and strength. Providing a pathway from clinical services back to the community.

The team behind Angor : Anita Maria Huws, Ian Rees, Derith Powell, Gwenda Davies
Owen, Jayne Daniels, Deris Williams, Kathryn Devonald Davies and Judith Perry.

We believe:

Meet the Trustees

Anita Maria Huws
Anita Maria Huws has worked in the Surgical Oncology Breast Department for over 29 years. She studied in the Welsh National School of Medicine and moved to Llanelli in the 1990’s. Anita is actively involved in research and has number of publications on breast disease. Anita has qualifications and experience in Palliative Medicine.
Jayne Daniels
In 1986 Jayne became a Registered General Nurse (RGN) after training at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. She has an interest in oncology. She was a Breast Care nurse, Senior nurse and finally a team leader for breast care nurses in Screening in Wales. Jayne has an MSc and a PhD in Nursing.
Deris Williams
Deris has worked over the last forty years in the voluntary sector. Employed by the National Youth Movement of Wales and Menter Cwm Gwendraeth the first Welsh Language community based initiative. Deris has represented the third sector at #acounty and National Levels within public services including Carmarthenshire Local Helth Grooup and Carmarthenshire Local Health Board, Carmarthenshire Rural Partnerhsip, Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Service, University of Wales Council and chaired Hanfod Cymru a national grant funding organisation. Deris was awarded to Gorsedd y Beirdd at the National Eisteddfod in 1996 a fellowship at University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids in 2011 and the MBE for community services in 2014.
Kathryn Devonald-Davies
Kathryn Devonald-Davies, Head of International Legal Relations, solicitor and owner at DPA Group has extensive experience in both private and practice and the further education sector. Kathryn is formerly an academic who held senior positions at the top 4 leading universities, a business leader in legal training, commercial mediation and corporate consultancy. Kathryn specialises in researching innovative methods of combining commercial and legal methods in corporate environments and is passionate about the use of Artificial intelligence and block chain. Kathryn was a visiting specialist lecturer at the Intellectual Property Office Wales and broke new ground within Welsh University by creating corporate modules to be available through the medium of Welsh. Kathryn was also responsible for the drafting and delivery of legal training modules for the Home Office.
Rev. Eldon Phillips
It is fair to say that Eldon Phillips, a well-renowned and respected local figure, has been around the block. A former schoolteacher and education advisor, Eldon serves as a trustee in many charities and foundations, such as Linx Mental Health, Llanelli House and the Railway Goods Shed Trust. He also proudly holds the position of town crier!
Derith Powell
Derith is a bilingual practitioner. Recently she established Hadu Newid (Seeding Change), a consultancy service that provides learning on all aspects of asset- based community development. Other professional interests include providing direct support to local groups and strategic oversight to national organisations which includes a new charity called Building Communities Trust which provides direct financial support to 13 communities across Wales. Prior to this Derith was CEO of Community Development Cymru and Director of Amman Valley Enterprise and has served on numerous national and UK wide bodies. In 2003 Derith was awarded an MBE for her contribution to tackling poverty and social exclusion.
Gwenda Owen
Gwenda is a successful singer/songwriter who has earned a national reputation as a talented entertainer. As well as appearing regularly on National stages, she has also presented programmes on both radio and television. As well as having earned national recognition as a recording artist Gwenda is also a successful business women who runs two businesses, one in tourism and one in the beauty industry. When the Breast Unit was opened in Prince Philip Hospital it was Gwenda who was invited to open it officially. Having suffered with breast cancer as a young women, she dedicated herself to raising funds for the Breast Care Unit and for research work into the treatment of breast cancer. Gwenda is also an author and her autobiography featured her successful singing career but her own brave personal battle with breast cancer. Gwenda remains committed to the cause and to help others who find themselves facing the same battle.
Ian Wyn Rees
Ian was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician to Prince Philip Hospital in 2008. Ian trained at Cardiff and throughout South Wales achieving his research MD in hepatitis C. Since Ian’s appointment he has established a liver service in Carmarthenshire and is Hywel Dda University Health Board Liver Lead Physician.
Judith Perry
Judith has worked extensively in the public sector over the last 40 years, employed by Dyfed Powys Police, Dyfed and Carmarthenshire County Councils and latterly as the Finance Manager at Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Authority, representing the organisation through partnerships with the Wales Quality Centre, Swansea Univesity and at Welsh Governement. Judith is currently employed in the NHS. She has also worked alongside her full time post as a lecturer in Public Sector Business, Accounting & Management at undergraduate level at SwanseaMetropolitan University, and also taught various intermediate and professional modules of the Association of Chartered and Ceritifed Accounting course at Neath Port Talbot College. In recent years Judith, as a result of her own ill health experiences has gone on to study and graduate as a Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapist, and also practises as a Sports Massage therapist.

Volunteers & Partners

Dillon James
IT Consultant - DJames Web Design
Dillon is the founder of his own digital marketing agency who has generously offered to help Angor design our website, branding and social media, as well as set up our IT systems and donation and merchandise sales streams.
Catrin Rowlands
Video Producer - Captain Jac
Catrin is an experienced and passionate Producer/Director with over 20 years’ experience of working in the broadcasting industry, who kindly offered to create two promotional videos that perfectly encompass the Angor vision.