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  • Blog Post: Join our Campaigns Road Show

    The campaigns team is hitting the road! With the General Election just months away, we’re loading up our campaign bus and going on tour. We’ll be heading to Orpington, High Wycombe, Southport, Doncaster and Leigh between 16 and 21stFebruary. This is our chance to meet you. If you live...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week - Diane talks about her patient experience

    This Cancer Talk Week we are talking about the general election 2015 and about making sure cancer care is high on the political agenda. Diane is one of three people who have offered to share their story this Cancer Talk Week to help raise awareness of the need for better cancer patient support. "My...
  • Blog Post: Time To Thank

    As the year is drawing to an end, it’s just the beginning for our General Election campaign, Cancer: Time to Choose . This is week three of our six month campaign calling on all political parties to make cancer care an election priority. And already more than 4300 people have been snapping their...
  • Blog Post: Snap your support

    Guest blog: Kate Oliver, Macmillan Cancer Support Public Affairs Assistant Cancer: Time to choose Last Friday marked the public launch of our General Election campaign Cancer:Time to Choose, and six months to the 2015 general election. It was a day packed with activities for both Macmillan staff...
  • Blog Post: Putting cancer on the political agenda at the party conferences

    Last week saw the end of party conference season for another year. This was a particularly big year for everyone, and not least for Macmillan. This is the last party conference before the general election in May next year. It’s where the parties formulate and, in some cases, decide on their manifesto...
  • Blog Post: Cancer isn't fair, but your boss has to be

    Each year almost 120,000 people of working age are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. In 2012 I was one of those 120,000. I’d been in a new job for six months when I was diagnosed with cancer. On top of coming to terms with the diagnosis, learning about treatment options and side effects, and...
  • Blog Post: Pushing dignity and respect up the political agenda

    Dignity must not be denied. Reporting back on an exciting day in Parliament pushing the dignity and respect of cancer patients up the political agenda Phew! Yesterday saw an intense and exciting event with Macmillan’s Cancer Voices in Parliament. We were joined by incredible campaigners who...
  • Blog Post: End of life shouldn’t mean end of choice

    Planning for end of life isn’t easy. The one thing most of us want is the choice to die at home, surrounded by our loved ones and with the care and support we need. Some of you may have been watching the TV series My Last Summer . It follows five terminally ill people as they talk frankly about...
  • Blog Post: Carers Week: Hiloa's trip to Parliament

    This week is Carers Week. Yesterday afternoon I accompanied a very lovely and very impressive young woman, Lucy, from the Macmillan Public Affairs team to the House of Commons to talk to MPs about Carers and why it is so important to identify "hidden carers". I...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan launches General Election campaign at Parliamentary question time

    Macmillan’s Parliamentary question time at Westminster is always a hot ticket. And this year, with local elections approaching and General Election 2015 barely 12 months away, there was plenty to debate and discuss. So it was appropriate that this year’s Macmillan Parliamentary question...