Our ambition

There are now 2.5 million people in the UK living with cancer. By 2030, it will be 4 million people, and we want to be there for them all.

One in three of us will get cancer, and it will be one of the toughest things we’ll ever have to face. Our goal is to make sure no one faces cancer alone. We provide medical, emotional, practical and financial support, as well as campaigning for better cancer care. And because cancer affects more than just those facing it, we’re there for friends and family too. We are Macmillan.

The people you help

I felt like Vikki was a friend rather than a nurse. I couldn’t have got through it without her.

When Kate was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had a million and one questions. Thankfully her Macmillan nurse Vikki was there to answer them.

Vikki stopped me from spiraling into despair. She caught me before I got there. And Vikki was still there for Kate throughout her treatment, every step of the way.

I want to raise money so Macmillan can help other people like it helped us

Macmillan has done a lot for my family. A Macmillan nurse was there for my mum when she was ill.

I know my mum could always talk to her even when she felt she couldn’t speak to the family about how she was feeling.

Since being diagnosed I’ve had my own Macmillan nurse who has been great. She is extremely knowledgeable and is always there to answer my questions.

Claire from West Lothian
She was there for me all through the treatment, answered all my questions, and even helped me get a disable parking badge

I was just 22 when I was told I had cancer. The world stopped when they broke the news.

My mum and I were in shock and we both wept together but the Macmillan nurse gave us comfort, she explained that it was treatable and calmed our fears.

Having a Coffee Morning is the perfect chance to catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats and help Macmillan be there for people facing cancer.

Could pay for a Macmillan nurse to spend an hour with someone who has just been told they have cancer.

Could pay for a Macmillan benefits adviser to spend half a day helping someone who is struggling to make ends meet when it comes to the costs that cancer can bring.

Could keep a Macmillan support centre running for an extra hour.

Could pay for a few hours of confidential support to answer the difficult questions someone diagnosed with cancer will have.

Could pay for a Macmillan social worker to spend a day helping people with the tricky, everyday problems that come with facing cancer.

Could make sure a Macmillan nurse is there for a whole day to provide essential medical, practical and emotional support for with someone facing cancer.

Could keep a Macmillan support centre stocked for a month with all the things it needs to support families standing by a loved one affected by cancer.

Could help run a small Macmillan information centre for a day.

Could pay to hire a room for a year so a self-help and support group can be there for each other whenever they need.

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