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Macmillan Information Bus

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile information bus will be visiting towns across South Wales from the 10 to 12 May.

The free information and support service will be available between 10am to 4pm in Pontypridd town centre on 10 May and Cyfartha Retail Park on 11 May and between 9am to 3pm at Ebbw Vale Town Market on 12 May.

Macmillan’s Information and Support specialists will be on hand to answer any questions about cancer.

The visits coincide with Dying Matters Week, and the team will be able to answer any questions visitors may have about end of life and palliative care.

Bertie the bus is stocked full of cancer information leaflets and holds a private area for sensitive conversations.

Moray Hayman, Lead Cancer Information and Support Specialist for Wales, said:

“If anyone who lives in these areas has any questions or concerns about cancer, please do come along and chat to one of our specialists.

“We can provide vital information and signpost to other cancer services in the area.

“Our team will also be available to talk through any questions relating to Dying Matters Week.

“We’ve previously been able to provide support to numerous people during our visits to these areas before and look forward to meeting more visitors this week.”

Head of Services for Macmillan in Wales, Susan Morris, said:

“More than 12,800 people in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent are living with or beyond cancer and each of these people may need support and information.

“At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you.

“If you have any worries or questions about cancer, whether it’s about you, a relative or friend, please come and talk to our team.”

Macmillan’s mobile information buses travel around Wales and the rest of the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground.

If you cannot visit the service when it comes to these areas, but have questions about cancer, you can call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 or log on to www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan can only fund services such as this thanks to the generosity of the public.

To find out more how you can help, call 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising.