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Macmillan mobile support bus coming to Exeter on 23rd July

Free cancer support coming to Exeter

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile support bus is coming to Exeter, Exmouth, Tiverton and the Mid Devon Show with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information. The charity encourages anyone with worries or concerns about cancer to visit the team for advice and support.

Sarah Cawthra



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