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Macmillan’s mobile cancer information and support service in Wales has reached 37,252 people across Wales, which is enough to fill half the Principality Stadium. The service operates as a bus unit, called Bronwen, that travels around the country, visiting towns and cities along with her team of cancer information and support specialists. 85% of people […]

There’s been a Macmillan group set up in Pontypridd raising money for the charity. Neil Watkins popped in to chat to Howard Griffiths to tell us more GTFM is supporting the building of the new unit near Llantrisant Click the image for more details

Picture – L-R-Cwm-Taf Chair Prof. Marcus-Longley / Susan-Morris and Health Secretary Vaughan Gething The Welsh health secretary has joined Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf at a ceremony to mark the building of their new £7m palliative care unit near Llantrisant. Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport Vaughan Gething joined Macmillan and Cwm Taf […]

There are around 50,000 mothers in Wales who are living with a cancer diagnosis according to estimates by Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity is releasing the figures ahead of its World’s Biggest Coffee Morning fundraising event on Friday 29 September in a bid to raise awareness of the challenges that parents with cancer could be […]

Macmillan Cancer Support is offering teenagers and young adults affected by cancer an opportunity to take control of their diagnosis and move forward positively. Called HOPE, the programme in Cardiff is for any young person living with and beyond cancer and aims to help them manage the emotional impact of their diagnosis. The course will […]

Plans by Macmillan Cancer Support and Cwm Taf University Health Board to develop a £6.75m specialist care unit near Llantrisant have been approved. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has approved the charity and health board’s plans to build a specialist palliative care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Macmillan plans to donate £5m to […]

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 […]

… and that’s what you can do! Registration is NOW OPEN for this year’s annual Rhondda Walk for Macmillan Cancer Support. It’s back with a brand new 10 mile, family friendly walk, so hot foot it down to Rhondda Sports Centre and join in on Saturday 20th May, where you can put your best foot forward […]

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking people in Wales to make volunteering their 2017 New Year resolution. The charity is looking for volunteers to help it reach even more people in Wales who are affected by cancer. Macmillan is looking for a range of volunteers, including ambassadors to deliver talks about Macmillan, fundraising group members to […]

The Macmillan mobile information service has reached over 800 people in the South Wales Central area through visits to towns and events in 2016. This fantastic figure is part of a record of 15,810 people in Wales who have received information or support through the mobile unit team. The mobile team have visited major events […]

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. Lung cancer is common in both men and women. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers get it too. About 6 in 10 people diagnosed with lung cancer […]

28th September 2016

Macmillan Cancer Support has revealed that there are now an estimated 101,000 cancer carers in Wales supporting their loved ones with cancer. This estimated figure was revealed in a new report – Under pressure – The growing strain on cancer carers – which was published today. The report also revealed that around 110,000 people in […]