Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates is urging men to get free cancer support from a pioneering new project which will soon visit Llangollen.
Leading male cancer charity Tenovus is bringing its ‘Man Van’ to the region on Thursday, April 3, when it will be at the Smithfield car park in the town centre.
The Man Van is a converted 38ft American-style motorhome which will travel to deprived and hard-to-reach areas across Wales to help men living with, and affected by, prostate and testicular cancer by offering counselling, group support and welfare rights advice.
Mr Skates said: “Almost 3,000 men are diagnosed with prostate or testicular cancer every year in Wales. As Wales’ leading cancer charity, Tenovus has years of experience delivering cancer care to the heart of communities and supporting people affected by cancer, whenever and wherever they need it most.
“The Man Van will be operated along with Prostate Cancer UK and will visit every local authority area in Wales, and will mark the beginning of a new era of cancer care. The charity has identified that men aren’t always comfortable talking about their worries, so has designed a place specifically with them in mind.
“I would urge men in Clwyd South to book an appointment for when the Man Van comes to Llangollen. I understand there will be more North Wales dates in the summer, but for now this is the only one in our area so I would expect the slots to full up quickly.”
The car park postcode is LL20 8PS. To book an appointment, text MANVAN to 66777, call 0808 8081010 or visit www.tenovus.org.uk/manvan