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  • Blog Post: Cancer Talk Week: Let’s talk about the election

    For this year’s Cancer Talk Week, we’re talking about the 2015 General Election, and about making sure cancer care is high on the political agenda. With the UK going to the polls in May, Macmillan has been hard at work asking politicians to make three key commitments. We asked three...
  • Blog Post: Micro-volunteering: How to support Macmillan in bite-sized chunks

    Many people would like to support Macmillan, but don't have much time on their hands, or aren’t well enough to commit to a regular volunteering role. But the good news is that there are ways to give something back in smaller and more manageable ways – even some that you can do sitting...
  • Blog Post: Welfare Reform, second action. Please sign up!

    Hello all, As most of you will be aware, the government are planning some massive changes to the benefits system which will affect people with cancer. Briefly: People eligible for ESA (Employment and Support Allowance) but not considered seriously ill will only be able to claim this for 1 year...
  • Blog Post: Meet the team Christmas special week 3: Age Old Excuse team

    In the third week of the Community meet the team Christmas special, the team behind the Age Old Excuse campaign introduce themselves to the Community... Tell us a bit about your team… We have been working our warm woolly winter socks off for the last six months on Macmillan’s Age...
  • Blog Post: The hidden cost of hospital parking

    Cancer can be costly, and we shouldn’t have to pay car park charges to attend hospital appointments or to receive treatment. For the first time, new research by Macmillan reveals the full cost of hospital parking in England. Find out more, and how you can campaign for better value in your area...
  • Blog Post: World Cancer Day

    Hello everyone, Today is World Cancer Day. We are here to help you. For 100 years Macmillan Cancer Support has been easing the UK burden of cancer and we hope to achieve even greater things in future. I thought I'd use today to remind you all of the ways in which Macmillan can help you. ...
  • Blog Post: Helping you to keep warm

    Many of you may be having problems keeping warm whilst going through treatment for cancer and also struggling to pay high fuel bills on a reduced income. We’ve created an amazing knitted petition, Infi-knit, to highlight the fact that many people affected by cancer are living in fuel poverty...
  • Blog Post: Helping GPs diagnose cancer earlier

    Early diagnosis of cancer saves lives. But, sadly, in the UK, this doesn’t always happen. In fact, a quarter of cancer patients are only diagnosed after an emergency hospital admission. If you notice symptoms , or changes to the way your body normally looks and feels, it’s important to...
  • Blog Post: Cancer Drug Fund Consultation - Tell us your thoughts

    Hello everyone, You may remember that at the end of November clairenwilliams posted a blog about the Government’s new Cancer Drug Fund and what you can do to support Macmillan’s campaign to make sure it works for people with rarer cancers. The Government is creating the Cancer Drug Fund ...
  • Blog Post: Solent Lady's Fitness Blog: Part 2.

    As part of our Move More campaign which aims to encourage more people with cancer to exercise, we've asked Solent Lady to follow the program of activity and keep a diary. Here's part two. You can read part one here . If you'd like to get more active, find out more and send off for...