Wales This Week: Do Not Go Gentle

Welshman Hywel Jones, who is dying of cancer, hopes a song he has written will raise thousands of pounds to help others.

Hywel has spent five years fighting the disease but was told in January that the cancer had spread further; at that point he was given only months to live.

Despite this setback, Hywel continued to follow his dream and made contact with an old friend Donna Lewis, a singer-songwriter who has had a great deal of success in America.

The song has now been released with the profits going to Welsh cancer charity Tenovus.

Hywel’s journey features in a film by the award-winning current affairs programme Wales This Week, called “Do Not Go Gentle” which can be seen tonight (Tuesday) at 7:30 on ITV1 Wales and at 8:30 on the ITV1 +1 service in Wales.

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Cancer victim's charity single

Hywel Jones has terminal cancer. For months, he's been striving to leave a musical legacy which he hopes will help others. Hywel’s dream has just become reality when his song ”Always It's You” was released as a charity single.