How You’re Helping
Whether you’re shaving your head or donating to a shavers big moment, your support means Macmillan can continue to do whatever it takes and provide physical, financial and emotional support to people living with cancer
"I couldn't have asked for better care!"
If I had any concerns or worries at all, I could speak to my Macmillan nurse and be seen. Her soft voice, and deep empathy are traits that only years of supporting cancer patients can bring. She was made for that job, right down to the calming and reassuring way she talks. She’s just incredible!
“I’ve experienced first-hand their kindness and help!”
I’ll never forget what my Macmillan nurse looked like. She was sat inside the room when I was informed of the terminal news. After some time alone, she later came to me and explained everything! Asking about my financial situation, she explained how she could complete the applications for benefits and Macmillan grants for me. She swept in and did everything, taking away my worries and any added stress. Macmillan have been helpful since the very beginning. If I’m to raise money for any charity, it’s always going to be Macmillan.
"The staff and volunteers at Macmillan in Epsom, have been amazing."
My husband David and our close friends Braved the Shave in solidarity with me. I’m so touched that they are doing this for me and I’m proud that, in doing so, they'll help give other people the same support I've had by raising money for Macmillan.
"I've had some unbelievable support"
When you get diagnosed with cancer, you need to have a big support team behind you. They bring you so much. Things you hadn’t realised you’d need in your life. There’s no doubt that the Macmillan Telephone Buddy I have in Cheryl is a big support. It was one of the best days of my life to meet her because she’s been so good for me. She has been a tremendous help and can find out information for me on issues I’ve wondered about.
£126 could pay for a Macmillan support worker for 1 day, helping people living with cancer receive the support they need.
£383 could run our Macmillan Support Line phone service for 1 hour, dealing with 22 calls and web enquiries from people living with cancer.
£585 could support our welfare rights advisers to run the welfare rights element of our phone service for 1 hour. In this time, they could, on average, deal with 14 calls and web enquiries and help secure around £20,799 in unclaimed benefits for people affected by cancer.
£1,148 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for 1 week, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
£2614 could help run our Online Community forum for 1 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