Vaughan Gething AM

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Vaughan meets with Willows High School's School Council and Steering Group


On Friday I had the pleasure of meeting with 20 members of Willows High School's School Council and Steering Group, to hear about the progress which the school is making and how they were aiming to be the first 'Right's Respecting' Secondary School in Cardiff. Pupils told me about how the 42 Rights of a Child had been painted on walls around the school, as well as motivational quotes to keep them motivated and reading whilst travelling around the school. This adds to their weekly assemblies which focus on one Right per week, and pupils' ideas about community campaigns against racial discrimination.

As Cabinet Secretary for Health, I was extremely impressed to hear the School Council's ambitions to have at least two first-aid trained pupils in every class and to raise enough money to purchase a defibrillator for the school. There is also a desire to utilise the 'Mind Hub' website designed by the Cardiff Youth Council to promote positive well-being and the school have been working with the Jacob Abraham Foundation, to support pupils' mental health. 

Mr Norman, Headteacher, explained how 'proud' he was of pupils and of the way they were cooperating with staff to make Willows a better school. I was then privileged enough to join Mr Norman in a radio interview for Willows Waves to talk about my involvement in the school, and my role as an Assembly Member. 

I would like to congratulate all the pupils and staff at Willows High School on hearing that they are officially the first Rights Respecting Secondary School in Cardiff and have received their 'Recognition of Commitment' Award - Da Iawn Pawb!

Click here to hear my interview with WillowsWaves.

Willows High - a 'Rights Respecting School'

Vaughan meets with Willows High School's School Council and Steering Group


Vaughan Gething AM wears it pink in aid of Breast Cancer Now


I have shown support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging their constituents to take part in the UK’s biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 21 October.

wear it pink is back for its 15th year, calling on supporters across the country to add a flash of pink to their wardrobe for the day and raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

I joined fellow Assembly Members in wearing it pink this week to encourage people across Wales to get involved and help Breast Cancer Now towards their ambition that, by 2050, everyone that develops the disease will live.

wear it pink raises close to £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it’s going to be pinker and more fun than ever before. Anyone can take part, whether at work, at home or at school. All you have to do is wear something pink and donate what you can.

When you join the hundreds of thousands of people who take part in wear it pink, you become part of a collective force of scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer, passionate about putting an end to deaths from the disease.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now said:

“It’s wonderful to see so much support from AMs for wear it pink. It’s a great opportunity for friends, co-workers and families across Wales to have some fun, wear something pink and show their support for those affected by breast cancer.

“Far too many women are still losing their lives to this dreadful disease. On Friday 21st October, every cake baked, every feather boa or pink tie worn and every laugh shared will help us create a future where no one dies from breast cancer.

“We will all be standing together, with colleagues and friends, to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the people we love – and we very much hope you’ll join us.”

Sign up to wear it pink on Friday 21 October to support Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. For more information or to register, visit

AMs stand out in pink for families affected by breast cancer

Vaughan Gething AM wears it pink in aid of Breast Cancer Now  




It was a pleasure to join the staff and customers at Curves gym in Penarth for their Macmillan Coffee Morning last Friday. We enjoyed hot drinks and plenty of tasty homemade cakes, all of which raised a great £58.75 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan do some fantastic work to support cancer patients from living with their diagnosis to their post-treatment lives, also providing support to those around them.

Rachael Devine, Owner of Curves in Penarth said "Curves enjoyed the company of Vaughan Gething AM at our Macmillan Nurses charity coffee morning and will continue to support such a worthy cause in future."

Curves was one of many coffee mornings held across Cardiff South & Penarth, joining others across Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom, to raise over £2million to support Macmillan Cancer Support. 

If you would like to know more about Macmillan Cancer Support and the work they do, just click here

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Curves, Penarth


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