star Mike Peters returned to Snowdon’s summit on Saturday to perform
a fundraising gig in aid of a new cancer treatment unit.
Jun 23 2008 by Deborah James, Daily Post
Work is about to start on the much- anticipated unit in Denbighshire.
Named Eira - Welsh for snow - the unit will offer a new genetic therapy to patients who use the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre, at Glan Clwyd Hospital.
The project has been funded through donations including money raised by Peters, who played the gig on Saturday to raise more funds.
Last year The Alarm frontman held the highest-ever concert, on Everest, and this weekend he returned to Snowdon for a second special acoustic performance.
About 80 people hiked up the mountain to support Peters, who is still undergoing long-term maintenance treatment after being diagnosed and successfully treated twice for leukaemia.
Eira is being built as an extension to the Heulwen day unit at the Bodelwyddan hospital, and its name continues the weather-related theme at the cancer centre.
One ward, named Heulwen, means sunshine and another, Enfys, means rainbow.
A major development at the new unit will be an antibody treatment room.