Survivors & Supporters Mid Winter Christmas Meal

Saturday 2nd July 2022

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How we can help

When a Northland woman is first diagnosed with Breast Cancer, one of our specially trained volunteers will contact them and support them throughout their journey.



News & Events

We actively fundraise by holding events to raise money for Breast Cancer support in Northland. Checkout our latest news and upcoming events here.



Support Us

We completely rely on donations from the public, sponsors and fundraising from special events to support our free service. No amount is too small, every dollar counts and we appreciate all donations!


How to Donate  

Breast Cancer Support Northland

We aim to provide practical and emotional care to every person in Northland receiving a breast cancer / mate ūtaetae diagnosis, their whānau and friends.

We provide specially trained volunteers who have themselves recovered from Breast Cancer. It’s an opportunity to speak with others who have been in a similar position. Offering practical and emotional support, encouragement, and a shoulder to cry on. We supply information on relevant services you may need.

Breast Cancer Support Northland has supported thousands of Northland women for over 40 years. In 1980, Betty Morgan formed a Breast Cancer support group in Whangarei. In 2007 this became the Breast Cancer Support Northland (Charitable) Trust. We provide help from south-east of Mangawhai across to the Kaipara Harbour and all the way up to Cape Rēinga. Working on the basis of utilising mate ūtaetae survivors to support those newly diagnosed. Providing emotional support and a range of practical support and information. We help approximately 40 newly diagnosed wāhine each year, and provide ongoing support for many years after. There is confidential, one-on-one, or group support available to all cultures in our region.

Our Aim is that every person in Northland diagnosed with Breast Cancer receives the manaaki they need. Ensuring those with a breast cancer diagnosis are not socially isolated, but are connected and engaged.

When ladies are first diagnosed with Breast Cancer, one of our specially trained kaitūao / volunteers will contact them and support them through their journey.

We hold fortnightly coffee mornings and have a Facebook page with all our up-to-date happenings and information specifically for those who have or have had a breast cancer diagnosis to connect and support each other. All of our Breast Cancer Support Northland trustees are volunteers who enhance the wellbeing, safety and quality of life for those with a breast cancer diagnosis and their whānau.

We rely upon you the Northland community for sponsorship and fundraising, We do not receive funding from Government, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation or the Cancer Society. The manaaki of our amazing Principle Sponsors make life easier for Northland based New Zealanders living with Breast Cancer.

How we can help

Breast Cancer Support are proud to support you with specially trained volunteers, who have themselves been mate ūtaetae patients. We have a financial policy which can help towards, travel, groceries, practical home help or the costs of treatment & recovery. We can arrange for some frozen meals to be delivered too.  

We have a wealth of knowledge to share so that you can obtain support from other organisations, goods & service suppliers and in person by attending our coffee support group.

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We organise regular events in order to give you an opportunity to meet for mutual support and encouragement.

Coffee mornings are held twice a month. Come for a cuppa and a chat in a casual relaxed atmosphere.  Vaccine Pass required.

You can join in with our Pink Loop fund raiser, Wāhine Retreat and Mid-Winter Xmas Meal which are all held annually.

Latest Newsletter


Our quarterly newsletters and regularly updated Facebook page keep you informed with what is happening.  We provide details of resources and information from relevant other third parties, goods & services suppliers, giveaways, surveys, medical trials and government subsidies.  We share anything we feel will help to manaaki you along your cancer journey.

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About Us

See who we are and how you can support us by being a kaitūao / volunteer, donating or sponsoring Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust.

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Thank You To Our Awesome Sponsors & Supporters

Without our amazing sponsors and supporters we would not be able to offer the women of
Northland the support and care they deserve