9 April 2013
Macmillan Cancer Support has launched its first Welsh language TV advert to show people living with cancer in Wales they are not facing cancer alone.
The Not Alone advert, which shows a person falling backwards after being diagnosed with cancer and being caught by a Macmillan nurse, was first broadcast on S4C on Monday 8 April.
Macmillan launched the advert after its research found that 19 per cent of people diagnosed with cancer in Wales every year – an estimated 3,420 people every year – lack support from loved ones and friends during their treatment and recovery.
Macmillan offers support to people through the medium of Welsh at its Information and Support Centres at The University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Ysbyty Gwynedd.
Susan Morris, General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, said: 'As the number of people diagnosed with cancer in Wales is estimated to rise from 120,000 to 240,000 by 2030, it is imperative we let people know that we are here to offer support in the medium of Welsh wherever possible.
'Macmillan already offers help and support to people through the medium of Welsh at many of our Information and Support Centres, on our Share Cymraeg online community and through the information literature we produce in Welsh.'
You can watch the advert on our YouTube channel.