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Cancer information bus returns to Wrexham for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 25th, 2018.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Welsh information and support bus, Bronwen, will be returning to Wrexham for its third visit this year.

Known as ‘Bronwen’ the bus will be parked on Eagles Meadow to coincide with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September.

Bronwen will be parked in front of a Marks and Spencer store, who are the headline partner of World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, and will be selling a selection of limited edition Coffee Morning products – including lots of cakes, biscuits and two exclusive mugs – with 10% of proceeds going to Macmillan.

Supporters of Coffee Morning in the area on the day are encouraged to come and say hello to the team and ask any questions they may have about cancer or Macmillan.

Bronwen’s friendly team of Macmillan information and support specialists, are a group of frontline health and social care professionals with years of experience in caring and supporting people living with cancer.

Bronwen hosts two electronic information screens, a private room for sensitive conversations and two iPads to enable people to find the information they need on the spot.

Earlier this year hundreds of people across Wrexham and Flintshire received help and advice from the team of staff on the bus.

Moray Hayman, Bronwen team lead cancer information and support specialist 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.”

Richard Pugh, head of services for Macmillan in Wales, said: “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.

“The new Welsh vehicle is smaller and lighter, and will help the team to access places Macmillan has previously not been able to get to, reaching even more people affected by cancer in the process.”

Macmillan’s mobile information service will be on Eagles Meadow between 8am to 5:30pm on Friday 28th September.

Further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits can be found here.

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

You can find out about Macmillan services near you here.

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