Why

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.

Find out how your money could help

Could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

Could pay for a Macmillan Grant that buys a good quality liquidiser for someone who can't eat solid food as a result of their cancer or treatment.

Could pay for a Macmillan social worker for a day. They work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

Could keep a typical Macmillan information and support centre stocked with all the information resources it needs to support people affected by cancer for two weeks. These resources would include booklets, guides, directories and leaflets.

Could pay for our phone service’s welfare rights advisers to help three people claim the benefits they are entitled to and take away some of the worries about money they may have as a result of their cancer diagnosis.

Could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a day, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

Could help run a small Macmillan information and support centre for a day, somewhere people affected by cancer can go to get the practical information they need from someone who understands what they are going through.

Could pay for a Macmillan Grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

Could pay for the hire of a room for a year so a cancer self-help and support group could hold regular meetings to support people affected by cancer in their community.

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