Ray of Light Wales Cancer Support was set up in 2009, for and by people who are affected by the impact of a loved one’s cancer and so have a very personal connection with how it feels.
We are a registered charity that provides emotional and practical help to those who are supporting or caring for someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Every year in Wales over 19,000 are diagnosed with cancer but the impact of this diagnosis is felt by far more.
Ray of Light recognise and understand that family and friends are also affected by the uncertainty, fear and change that comes with a cancer diagnosis. We provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space to support people through the turmoil of someone they care about’s diagnosis, whilst trying to cope with daily family life, and for many this can be a lifeline.
What we do:
- Peer Support Group Meetings
- One to One Support
- Confidential Online Advice and Support
- Phone Help-Line
- Online Support Group
- Cancer choir – Ray of Light Warblers
We deliver a confidential service and a listening ear in a friendly, relaxed environment.
In the current COVID 19 crisis we have suspended all group gatherings and face to face support. However, thanks to National Lottery support we are now launching Just ASK! – Access Support and Kindness Project so that we can still deliver support sessions remotely, utilising digital platforms.
Sign up for virtual sessions in:
Close Knit Group
Whittling it Down Group
Can you Hear Us? Cancer Support for Deaf People
Light at the End of the Tunnel – Wellbeing Peer Support
Macmillan HOPE Programme
Little Steps – Programme
Please feel free to join us in this temporary virtual world and hopefully, before too long, we can get together in the real world.
We are planning more sessions and welcome any suggestions or ideas of activities you would like to see, just drop us a line or post on Facebook.
We’re celebrating 10 years!!
We rely on volunteers to support our work. All our volunteers have first-hand experience of cancer themselves and have supported a loved one through difficult times.
A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers and group members…..We wouldn’t be here without you!
We welcome new volunteers – Find out more…
An informal peer support group for carers, friends and family members, come and join us for a cuppa in a friendly and supportive environment.
Our singing group
Open to anyone affected by cancer, no singing ability needed, just a sense of fun! For more information, upcoming concerts and how you can get involved.Read More...
Our Blog – Coping, Caring and cancer
Supporting someone with cancer When somebody you love is diagnosed with cancer your whole world changes. The future you had expected is turned upside down and you’re facing a very different life to what you had anticipated. Maybe that future will still have them in it, sometimes you’re facing a future without them. Either way, […]Read more...
Resources and links
We’re all in this together! We have collected together a wide range of resources and links to support groups for all types of cancer.Read more...