How The Funds Raised Will Make A Difference

Everyone living with cancer deserves the best possible healthcare and support. Macmillan can be there for even more people from the moment of their cancer diagnosis. Thanks to you we’re able to give them practical, emotional and genuinely personal support through cancer, from help with money worries to be there when they need to talk.

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could pay for 100 copies of ‘How are you feeling? The emotional effects of cancer’ – one of our most popular booklets offering advice and information on support for people with cancer.

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can be spent on our phone service, leading to our cancer support specialists helping people affected by cancer claim £3,961 in benefits they are entitled to.

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could pay for a Macmillan Grant that would make a significant contribution to the cost of a person’s travel to hospital for cancer treatment.

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could pay for us to add British Sign Language signing and subtitles to an information video, to ensure it is accessible to people with hearing loss.

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could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a week to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.


could pay for one of our Macmillan Mobile Cancer Information Centres for one hour, enabling us to reach or support, on average, 28 people in that time.

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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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could help run our Online Community forum for one week. In this time, 18,730 people affected by cancer in the UK can give emotional and practical support to each other on anything to do with cancer.

Thom’s story

"You're waving your little flag saying; 'I'm in desperate need of some help here', and Macmillan comes with that very base line of; 'Yes, that's exactly what we're here to do.'"

Emergency surgery for colon cancer, followed by chemotherapy, left 27-year-old Thom feeling ‘like a complete zombie’.

But he’ll never forget the support he got at Macmillan’s Mustard Tree Centre, directly above his chemo ward.