Help us build Maggie's South East Wales

Every year, 18,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in Wales, facing tough questions, exhausting treatment and difficult emotions that can range from anxiety to loneliness and isolation. These challenges affect not only those with cancer, but their family and friends, too.

Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff sees around 5,000 new diagnoses a year, with a further 50,000 new outpatient appointments from people living with or after cancer within the South Wales cancer network. The largest cancer centre in the country, it provides specialist cancer services to over 1.5 million people in Cardiff, Newport and beyond.

Maggie's and Velindre Cancer Centre are working in partnership to create cancer support of the highest quality for people in South East Wales, building upon the success of Maggie's South West Wales at Singleton Hospital in Swansea.

Once established, Maggie’s South East Wales is expected to receive up to 20,000 visits a year.

About the proposed Centre

Maggie's South East Wales is being designed by Dow Jones Architects, a firm with a personal connection to South East Wales, as Alun Jones is originally from Caerphilly. Dow Jones is an award-winning architect’s practice that has worked with Tate Britain, the V&A Museum, Hawksmoor’s Christchurch, Spitalfields and The Garden Museum, London.


The Centre plan

The building and the landscape will have an intimate relationship, with the different rooms grouped around a central courtyard.


Inside the Centre

The kitchen table is the welcoming heart of the Centre; somewhere to meet other people, talk with our Cancer Support Specialists or simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.

Free resources about diagnosis and treatment are available in the library, while one-to-one support takes place in the smaller rooms. Large, comfortably furnished rooms are used for group meetings and workshops and a quiet room provides somewhere to go to take time away from the rest of the Centre.

A thoughtfully designed garden is carefully created to be a welcoming extension of the inside space; offering uplifting views out from the Centre and, in warmer weather, a pleasant place to sit and relax.


Maggie's South East Wales campaign

Read more about the Maggie's South East Wales fundraising campaign.

Board members

Sir Roger Jones - Chairman

Geraint Davies

Anita George

Richard Hayward

Camilla Swift

Geraint Talfan Davies

John Antoniazzi

Mair Davies

Warren Lewis

Get in touch

We would love you to be involved in bringing Maggie’s to South East Wales.

If you’d like to find out more about our work, or about supporting Maggie’s – as an individual, company, local group, trust or foundation, please get in touch:

Rachael Davies

07592 104157