Wales

We believe that cancer must remain one of the main health priorities for the Welsh Assembly and the Welsh Government.

We work with the 60 Assembly Members (AMs) in the Assembly, advising them on cancer prevention, earlier cancer diagnosis and treatment, and developments in cancer research and clinical trials.

Influencing Policy

Responsibility for health is devolved to the Welsh Assembly which means it makes decisions about health policy for Wales.

We provide the Secretariat to the Cross Party Group on Cancer in the Welsh Assembly. The Group meets regularly to hear from experts on cancer research and services in Wales.

We work with other cancer charities and Welsh Government Officials to monitor and influence the implementation of Together for Health: the cancer Delivery plan for Wales.

We also successfully campaigned to make all workplaces and enclosed public places in Wales smokefree, and influenced new legislation on sunbeds which now means that under 18 year olds are banned from using sunbeds, and requires all sunbed saloons to be staffed.

Events

We work with Assembly Members (AMs) in the National Assembly and in their constituencies. Through our programme of events, AMs meet with and hear the views of cancer patients, volunteers, fundraisers, doctors and scientists.

They do this by attending the annual Wales Cancer Conference or being active in the community at a fundraising event such as Race for Life, or attending a themed meeting to focus on the awareness of one cancer, such as the launch of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We hold fringe meetings at the four main political party conferences where we give our views on cancer prevention and research issues to AMs, MPs, local councillors and other political influencers.

Contact us

To request a meeting or further information about our work please contact the Public Affairs team.

Email us

020 3469 8360

Support Us

If you’d like to support our work, please follow the link below or call 0300 123 1022

Find out how you can support us

Raise awareness

Help spread the word and volunteer in your area by raising awareness of the life saving work our chairty does.

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Local stats

For your local stats, tailored for your constituency, visit the Local Cancer Statistics website. 

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