How You’re Helping
Whether you're shaving your hair or donating to a brave shaver, your support means Macmillan can be there for even more people from the moment of their cancer diagnosis. Thanks to you we’ll be able to give them practical, emotional and genuinely personal support through cancer, from help with money worries to being there when they need to talk.
"THE CENTRE WAS UNBELIEVABLE AND FULL OF LOVELY PEOPLE"
When Thom was diagnosed with colon cancer aged 27 he found the Macmillan information and support centre at Derriford Hospital to be a haven in between his chemotherapy sessions.
"GILL’S GIVEN ME STRENGTH AND COURAGE"
When Dave was told he had prostate cancer, his Macmillan nurse, Gill, was there to support him – right from the moment he was diagnosed, for as long as he needed her.
"MY MACMILLAN GRANT WAS A GODSEND"
After talking to one of our Macmillan Support Line advisers about her unmanageable oil bill, Philomena received a £350 grant from Macmillan which meant she could heat her home though winter.
£76 could provide vital support and guidance to 200 people living with cancer from our Macmillan cancer guide. It helps people understand more about cancer, its treatment and the help we provide.
£114 could fund a Macmillan social care worker for one day, ensuring that patients, family members and carers receive all the help they need to manage the social problems of living with cancer.
£410 could help run a large Macmillan information and support centre for a day, ensuring people living with cancer can receive face-to face support and advice.
£1,034 could fund a Macmillan nurse for a week, providing essential medical, practical and emotional support to people living with cancer and their families when they need it most.