How it helps

Our ambition

We understand how cancer can affect people’s whole lives – health, money, family, job; everything. And, after more than 100 years of caring, we understand that the most important thing is to treat people as individuals, not patients.

So we take the time to understand the support people need to live their lives as fully as they can. From the moment of diagnosis and whenever we’re most needed, we’re here to help people find their best way through. Our help is totally focused on each individual person, so everyone receives the support that’s best for them.

We’re here for you too. For information, support or just someone to talk to, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm).

Find out how your money could help

£71 could help run our Online Community forum for over 3 hours. Typically, that would give nearly 198 people affected by cancer both emotional and practical support.

£100 could pay for a person affected by cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives.

£350 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

£606 could pay for a Macmillan Support Worker for a week, helping patients, family members and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

£1135 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

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Jenny's story

After finding a lump in her breast, Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas in 2020. She was supported by one of our Macmillan Welfare Benefits advisors, Debbie, who helped her to secure a Macmillan grant and financial support.

She’s literally done everything for me when it comes to applying for extra financial support. If Debbie hadn’t told me about the grant, I would have had to struggle, especially because everything happened so quickly.

Sign up to host your Coffee Morning today, and however much you raise will help support more people like Jenny.

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