Our Recipient Charities

Cancer Society Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Cancer Society Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Website: www.cancer.org.nz

Tel: 0800 22 77 44

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone.

They provide: 

  • Free support for people with cancer and their whānau, including advice from experienced nurses, transport to treatment, access to counselling and accommodation for people needing treatment far from home.
  • Information and resources about cancer.
  • Health initiatives and education programmes to help Kiwis reduce their risk of cancer, like the SunSmart accreditation programme for schools and early childhood centres.
  • Funding for research into the causes, detection and treatment of cancer.
  • Advocacy to reduce cancer in our communities and improve cancer care.

They’re a community-funded charity. Their work is made possible because of the generosity of our communities and the dedication of hundreds of volunteers across the region.