We have been successful in obtaining grant funding to provide a dedicated Cancer Support and Information Coordinator. Funded for three years, the post holder will work across the county in libraries, the prison and other venues to offer support to people affected by cancer, their carers and families. He or she will be based in Abergavenny Library and will conduct private interviews, hold meetings and organise therapeutic reading and other groups in all of the county’s libraries. He/she will also build a database of useful information and train library staff in dealing with health related enquiries. This post has been warmly welcomed by local residents who have been affected by cancer as they know from personal experience how much difference this kind of service could make to fellow sufferers.