We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau in the Greater Wellington area. We are part of the Wellington Division of the Cancer Society.

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If you have to travel to Wellington Hospital for treatment, we can help you with a place to stay.

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Cancer helpline

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

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Transport to treatment

We have a team of dedicated volunteers who can help you get to your hospital appointments.

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Cancer Society Wellington is an independent charity and community funded. Our unique combination of local programme delivery, community engagement and national influence enables everyone who cares about cancer to make the biggest possible difference.

Together with our volunteers, supporters, stakeholders and staff, we are committed to reducing the impact of cancer on individuals and the community. We work across every area of every cancer:

  • conducting and funding world-class research that underpins our work in preventing cancer
  • supporting people as they navigate the cancer journey
  • advocating to ensure that governments take action on cancer

We are there not only for those touched by cancer today, but to prevent and manage cancer into the future.

Cancer support groups and workshops in Wellington

Come along to this free beading workshop and morning tea for those impacted by cancer.

Attendees will have the chance to relax and create a beautiful piece of jewellery in a friendly and supportive environment.

Brought to you by the Can-Inspire Charitable Trust.

Date: Tuesday 11 May
Time: 10am - morning tea, 10:30 - 12.30 - beading workshop
Venue: Margaret Stewart House, 16 Hospital Road, Newtown, Wellington. 

To register, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

Together we are stronger.

A warm welcome to anyone impacted by cancer to join us at our monthly drop-in support groups.

Here we provide a comfortable, safe, and friendly space to connect with others and enjoy a
variety of activities.

One of our cancer information nurses will be available to provide any support and information.

Starting Tuesday 20 April
Date: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Time: Wellington Cancer Society, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown

To find out more, please contact Jennie at jenniet@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237 and speak with one of our cancer information nurses.

Come along to our free yoga classes for those affected by cancer, either directly or in a support role.

These classes provide an opportunity to relax and unwind in a safe and friendly space. No prior experience necessary.

These sessions are run by Faye Tohbyn, an experienced yoga instructor.

When: Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Wellington Cancer Society, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown

To register, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

When: fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm

Where: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington.

For information, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.



When: second Thursday of the month, 1:30-3:00 pm

Venue: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington. 

For more information, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

Exercise Class.

When: weekly on Mondays, 5.45 – 6.45pm. 

Venue: Cancer Society Wellington, 52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 

For more information, please contact info@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.


Exercise Class in Hutt Valley.

When: Thursdays at 10:00-11:30 am.

For more information or to register, please phone Kathryn Clark on 04 526 7370.

Exercise Class in Johnsonville. 

When: Saturdays during school term 9:15-10:15 am
Malvina Major Retirement Village Lymphoedema

For more information or to register, please contact Di Graham on 04 934 3083 and dianegraham867@gmail.com.

When: fortnightly on Wednesdays

Location: Kokiri Marae Hauora - Hutt Valley

For more information, please contact Tira Albert on 04 920 1472 or tira@kokiri-hauora.org.nz

Tuesday every 3 months, 7:00-8:30pm


Contact Details: Di Graham | 04 934 3083 | dianegraham867@gmail.com

Contact Mary Cook on 021 351288 or marymarycook@yahoo.com 

Contact Sharon Nauschutz on 04 586 7515 a/h or 021 524 748 (no cellphone coverage after hours), or snauschutz@gmail.com   

4th Thursday of the month, 7.30pm 


Location: St Mary’s, Discovery Drive. Come along

Contact Details: Helen 0276594321 or Mandy 0272398499

Referral form

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, family/whānau. Please use this form if you would like to use our services or refer someone else to our services.

If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis, you can just ring us on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.
Wellington - referral form

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Volunteer with us

You can make a difference. Visit our volunteer portal to see what roles we have available.

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Fundraise for us

Join an event or create your own to support people affected by cancer in your community.

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What we did across Greater Wellington last year

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Phone number
Call us on 04 389 8421
Physical address
52 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington 6021
Postal address
PO Box 7125, Wellington 6242
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Last updated: April 30, 2021