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Free cancer information and support rolling into Aberdare next week

Macmillan Cancer Support’s information and support bus Bertie will be in Aberdare on Thursday 2 November.

The free information and support service will be available between 10am to 4pm on by the library on the High Street. 

Macmillan’s specialised and friendly team will be on hand to answer any questions about cancer.

Bertie the bus is stocked full of cancer information leaflets and holds a private area for sensitive conversations.

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

“As well as answering questions on the day, we can signpost to other cancer services in the area and provide information on a range of issues, including financial advice and wellbeing.

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

Susan Morris, Head of Services for Macmillan in Wales, said: “More than 8,300 people in Rhondda Cynon Taf are living with and beyond cancer.[i]

“At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything and we’re here to support you.

“Our mobile information team travel around Wales and the rest of the UK visiting local communities, providing cancer information and advice on the ground.”

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm).

You can find out about Macmillan services near you at