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Hop on board for cancer information and advice from Macmillan Cancer Support’s specialists in Merthyr

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information bus, affectionately known as Bronwen, is coming to Merthyr to answer your questions about cancer.

Bronwen will be at Market Square, Merthyr on Tuesday 16 July, Asda Superstore at Dowlais Top, on Wednesday 17 July, and Tesco Extra Station Yard on Thursday 18 July where the team can answer your questions and offer advice and support to anybody wanting information.

 

Macmillan’s team of trained professionals with first-hand experience of cancer treatments and front-line support services are on hand to provide information and advice to anybody with questions about cancer.

 

Bronwen is packed with information on the different types of cancers, their symptoms and where to get help from diagnosis right through to the physical, financial and emotional support available locally.

 

A private room on board also lets people have more sensitive conversations with staff, who can help find the information and support that they need.

 

In 2018 the team supported over 37,000 people in South East Wales to get the physical, financial and emotional support that they needed.

 

Macmillan is encouraging anyone living nearby, or who are simply passing by, who have questions about cancer to come and say hello. 

 

Moray Hayman, Bronwen Team Lead Cancer Information and Support Specialist says: “We encourage anyone who has questions about cancer to come and see us, whether they’re living with cancer, have been recently diagnosed, are caring for someone with cancer or are worried about somebody. 

 

“As well as answering questions on the day, we can let visitors know about other cancer services locally and provide information on a range of matters, including the physical, financial and emotional support available.

“Even if you don’t have a specific question to ask, our friendly team are always available for a chat about whatever cancer throws your way.”

 

Richard Pugh, Head of Services for Macmillan in Wales, said: “At Macmillan, we know a cancer diagnosis can turn life upside down in just a moment and we aim to be right there with you.

 

“Funded by our brilliant supporters, our mobile information team travels around Wales to bring cancer information and advice to your community.

 

“Bronwen is smaller and lighter that most of our services, meaning we can reach even more people with cancer to offer our expert information and advice and to support people with cancer to live life as fully as they can.”

 

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information and support service, and where it’s visiting, go towww.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo

 

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 (9am to 8pm).

 

You can find out about Macmillan services near you at www.macmillan.org.uk/in-your-area

 

Macmillan is funded almost entirely by donations and cannot provide services such as Bronwen without your support. Visitmacmillan.org.uk/getinvolved to do something amazing today.