About

                                    

The Pembrokeshire Cancer Support Group was established in 1991, by Doreen Wormell. Doreen felt that as a Cancer Sufferer there was a gap between the patient being diagnosed and being able to come to terms with the fact that they have Cancer.  Doreen was convinced that the answer was to start a Support Group in Pembrokeshire for those who had Cancer, or have had Cancer and their Carers, Friends and Family.  Support came from other sufferers to start a group.  Great support also came from Jane Calvert, Stoma and Breast Cancer Nurse at Withybush Hospital and Janet Griffiths, a Macmillan Nurse.  The group was charged with the primary purpose of improving and maintaining the quality of life for those who have or have had Cancer and to offer support for their Carers, Family and Friends, through a non nursing environment.  For a few years the group met, twice monthly, on an informal basis at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel in Pembroke Dock.  As the group grew they gained recognition from the Local Health Authority for the Services they were providing.

With the imminent move to an established home and with clear objectives, the Group obtained Registered Charitable status in October 1995.

In January 1996 the group moved to a specially adapted centre in Victoria Road, Pembroke Dock, where they remained for 10 years.  During this period support was extended beyond the Centre to encompass the development of Support Groups, Home Visits and an Information Point at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest.

In 2007 the Group moved to its current home at 91 Queen Street, Pembroke Dock.  This has been an ideal move as the Charity Shop and Support Centre are at the same premesis.  Queen Street is in the Town Centre so provides greater access to those who are in need of our services.  The Centre provides facilities for those who are less mobile with ramps, wide access door and stairlifts at the front and rear of the Support Centre.

We still provide outreach services with Groups and Meetings held in Fishguard, Crymych, Tenby, Narberth and Solva.

There are plans to continue to improve our services and facilities in the future.