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Our Porirua Hub

James was struggling with his cancer diagnosis, facing financial pressures and a relationship breakdown.

Thanks to supporters like you, we were there for Porirua-local, James when he was down and out.

In the heart of Porirua’s CBD, the Cancer Society recently established a hub where support meets resilience. Our goal: to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer while meeting growing needs, easing financial pressure, and removing barriers.  

With close to half of the Porirua community being Māori and Pacific Islanders, our team help to ensure that these large communities receive the essential wrap-around support they need when facing cancer. 

The impact of the Porirua Hub and how the team can transform lives is highlighted by stories like James’. Struggling with his diagnosis and his finances, James also experienced a relationship breakdown, and he had no housing. 

"We were desperate to help him to get some things together. Our team made a couple of calls, and within an hour or so we were getting donations of kitchenware, cookware, a bed. James was very grateful", said hub coordinator Gillian.

“It was beautiful watching James connect back with his family", added colleague Tiara.

Like many others living with cancer, James had cut off contact with his family, as he didn’t want to be a burden. Through the encouragement and support of our Porirua team, James is now back in contact with his family and has a strong support system around him. 

Previous support from people like you allowed us to open the doors of the Porirua Hub. A donation from you today will help provide the information, guidance and support that can transform the lives of people like James.

Please consider making a lasting impact today. Your donation changes lives, just like it did for James.