About Macmillan

 I thought I'd try and tell you a little bit about Macmillan Cancer support and all the amazing work they carry out for ANYONE affected by cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. And to do this Macmillan has to raise 99% of their income through their supporters. This is a tall order but a very important one as without the many different support systems that Macmillan provides many people would find their situation a great deal harder than it need be. Please visit the MACMILLAN WEBSITE and find out for yourselves exactly what Macmillan do and just how much people rely on Macmillan for support.
An excerpt from the Macmillan Website:

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. This means they need more than medical help, they also need practical, emotional and financial support.

We are a source of Support
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer, so we also help carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres. But we give so much more than medical help. People need practical support at home, so we provide anything from some precious time off for a carer, to a lift to hospital. People need emotional support, so we listen, advise and share information though our Cancer Line, website, support groups and trained professionals. People need financial help to cope with the extra costs cancer can bring, so we give benefits advice, and grants for anything from heating bills to travel costs. Together we listen, we learn, we act to help people live with cancer.

We are a force for change
We are a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. People who live with cancer are experts by experience. Together we use this knowledge to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law. We fight discrimination – from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system. Together we challenge the status quo, we push for change, we lead the way.

We are Macmillan
We believe we can all help. We can raise money – through marathons, coffee mornings, street collections, and sponsored events. We can give time – at cancer care centres, events, and fundraising groups. We can share experiences – online, in the media, with each other.