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Climb on board for cancer information and support from Macmillan at the Royal Welsh Show

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is visiting the Royal Welsh Show to give information and support to people affected by cancer.

The mobile service will be at the Showground in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July.

The mobile team of information and support specialists will be welcoming visitors aboard the unit, offering free and confidential advice and support to anyone affected by cancer.   No appointment is necessary and anyone is welcome. At last year’s show the mobile unit helped a total of 1,376 visitors who came to the unit with specific cancer-related queries.

The team will also be promoting Macmillan’s services in Wales as well as encouraging visitors to support Macmillan through signing up as e-campaigners and volunteers.

In particular, Macmillan is very keen to reach out to people affected by cancer in rural communities, to inform them of the services the organisation provides and how individuals can access them.

The sister of a farmer, recently diagnosed with cancer, from West Wales said:

“My brother was relieved to have one point of contact, through the Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advisor based in Carmarthen, who was able to provide information and support and assist with his benefits application.

“As a farmer, he has so many other things to consider on top of his cancer and treatment, he was glad to be able to deal with just one person who came to see him at home and who’s available to help again at any time.  My brother had no idea who to contact for advice.  It was through a friend who mentioned Macmillan that he was able to get help.”

Macmillan research shows that people in Wales are greatly affected by an increase in outgoings as a result of a cancer diagnosis, which is due to increased travel costs for treatment.

Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: “More than 18,000 people receive a cancer diagnosis in Wales every year and each of these people requires support. As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives.

“They need more than medical help – they also need practical, emotional and financial support.

“Cancer is the toughest fight many people will ever face. If you have any worries or questions about cancer, whether it’s about yourself, a relative or friend, come and talk to us at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. It’s free and completely confidential.”

Anyone unable to visit the unit when it comes to the show can still access information and support by calling the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00 or going to

Our five mobile information units travel around the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground.   Last year they helped an average of 80 people a day in more than 500 locations.

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


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