We improve the lives of people affected by cancer locally. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan in South East Wales.Welsh version
How to reach us
For fundraising support and information you can contact the Fundraising Support Team.
Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Call 0300 1000 200
How to donate to Macmillan
Pay in online.
Send a cheque to the Freepost address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Pay directly into the bank. Contact the Fundraising Support Team for how to do this and more information on how to donate to Macmillan.
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More about Macmillan in South East Wales
In addition to our fundraising staff, there are also 12 volunteer fundraising committees and groups across South East Wales helping to raise vital funds to support local people affected by cancer.
More than 120,000 people are currently living with cancer in Wales. They all need treatment and support, which Macmillan provides with:
- Health specialists: People in South East Wales benefit from 70 Macmillan health professionals, including Macmillan nurses, GP facilitators, pharmacists, dieticians, benefit advisors and specialist radiographers.
- Someone to talk to: Macmillan is here for people with cancer and their families and friends to talk to, listen and understand what they are going through. Macmillan supports a network of several self help and support groups across South East Wales.
- Financial help: Having cancer can bring extra costs – hospital parking, travel expenses, extra heating and different clothes. Last year we gave approximately £343,000 in Macmillan grants in South East Wales to 727 people to help with some of these costs.
- Clear information: Having the right information about cancer at the right time is essential. Our phone lines provide free information and emotional support for people living with cancer. Information is also available from Macmillan health professionals and cancer information specialist nurses.
All of our services are provided free, and are funded entirely through the generosity of our supporters. Macmillan currently helps one in two people affected by cancer. Our ambition is to reach all two million. We can work together to raise vital funds to continue to develop local services, which include:
- A lung cancer nurse specialist at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.
- A palliative care nurse specialist at The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.
- A haematology clinical nurse specialist at The Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.
Merthyr Tydfil, Cynon Valley and South Powys
The new cancer unit at the Prince Charles Hospital will provide cancer patients in the Merthyr, Cynon Valley and South Powys area with vital chemotherapy treatment. Alongside Merthyr CBC and Cwm Taf NHS Trust, we will be introducing new posts, which include:
- Macmillan cancer unit manager
- Macmillan lead pharmacist
- Macmillan welfare benefits adviser
- Macmillan specialist social worker
- Macmillan head and neck clinical nurse specialist
- Macmillan palliative care nurse.
- A Macmillan occupational therapist and a physiotherapist based at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
- Three palliative care cancer nurse specialists in Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
- A clinical psychologist at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.
- A Macmillan breast care cancer nurse specialist.
Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
- We have a team of over 25 health professionals in the Cardiff and Vale, working both in Velindre, UHW and Llandough and out in the community.
Four ways you can help
- By donating: Every donation, big or small, makes an essential difference to people living with cancer. You can send any donations to the address above, donate online, set up a regular payment or maybe remember us in your will.
- By organising a collection or event: You could use your hobby or get together with friends to raise money for Macmillan. Why not set yourself a challenge and get sponsorship? Macmillan has various local events such as the Cynon Valley Walk for you to get involved in. What about making us your charity at work or at school? We can help you get organised by offering advice or printing tickets, posters or sponsor forms. Please telephone or email us with any queries you may have on 0300 1000 200.
- By joining a Macmillan event: Whether it's taking part in one of our challenge events, such as The Great Wall of China Hiking Challenge or the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, there is a Macmillan event for you! And we can't wait to support you.
- By sharing your skills: Could you give us some of your time? All help with events, collections and administration in the office would be very welcome. Maybe you would like to join a local fundraising committee or group near you or set up one with friends, family or work colleagues. Call or email us to discuss opportunities.