Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust - Whitianga Welfare Organisations
Mercury Bay Cancer Support Group for locals in Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay

Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust

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Contact info

Jody Bower and Ruth Young
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5 Blacksmith Lane
New Zealand 3510

Business Hours

Cancer Support Group Book Shop:
5 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga
Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays


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The Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust provides a support network for individuals and families that are affected by cancer in the Whitianga and wider Mercury Bay area.

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Contacts for The Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust

  • Jody Bower RN – 027 333 2015 (Chairperson)
  • Ruth Young - Ph: 021 363 840. (Trust Secretary)
  • Ann Mulcahy -Ph: 07 8660650 or Cell: 0272705387 (Treasurer)
Bookshop Volunteer Manager:
  • Anne Pendray - Ph: 078664737 or Cell: 0212949827

Who are the Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust?

The Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust is a group of local volunteers who have all personally experienced cancer, or have supported others through thier cancer journey. The group offers practical and emotional support from people who may understand the emotions and experiences that come with a cancer diagnosis. 

Clients are usually introduced to the support group through practice and district nurses, doctors or self-referral.  Our help is available from the time a person receives a cancer diagnosis. All volunteers within the group maintain strict confidentiality and respect the rights and wishes of each client.

If you, a member of your family or a friend needs support or someone to talk to about cancer please contact the group as this is a free voluntary service that has been set up to serve members of the Mercury Bay community.

Charitable Trust # 54906

Fundraising for Cancer Support in the Whitianga and Mercury Bay Area:

The Whitianga Fundraising Book Shop

The Mercury Bay Cancer Support Group have a successful bookshop that is open each week to sell books to raise funds specifically for the Mercury Bay area. You can support the book shop by purchasing books or donating any of your books to the shop for re-sale.
Shop location: 24 Albert Street, Whitianga
Hours: Monday - Saturdays 10am-2pm (extended hours over the Christmas period).

Annual Daffodil Collection Whitianga & Mercury Bay Area

Held on the last Friday in August.  Collection points around Whitianga.

What the Mercury Bay Cancer Support Trust Provides

Practical and emotional support to people with cancer and their families.  This may include:
  • Companionship and listening to the concerns of clients and their families
  • Relevant resource material and information
  • Support while the regular carer has a break
  • Practical help with house work, grocery shopping, cooking etc or facilitating access to these services from other sources
  • Petrol vouchers for treatment/consultant appointments at Thames and Waikato Hospitals during the first 12 months following a diagnosis (for clients who don't qualify for government travel grants and are not covered by medical insurance)
  •  Funding for at home nursing and provision of hospital beds during terminal stages
  • Providing information about relevant seminars and workshops e.g. Look good Feel Better
  • Supporting the family to function as normally as possible.

Cancer Society

The Mercury Bay Support Trust enjoys a great relationship with the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society. The Society provides a wide range of practical assistance and supportive care services for people with cancer and their whanau and friends.  

The Cancer Society's Lions Lodge provides accommodation, meals and support for people who have to travel from outside Hamilton for cancer treatment at Waikato Hospital. 

If you would like to contact the Cancer Society, please call 0800 22 778 44 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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