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  • Blog Post: Welfare Reform Bill - we have won the battle, but have not yet won the war

    Hi everyone, I bring great news – the Lords have voted against the government’s plans to cut benefits for people living with cancer, and this is all thanks to YOU! This development is a massive step towards amending the Welfare Reform Bill , which will prevent thousands of people...
  • Blog Post: We're not campaigning on welfare reform alone!

    Good campaigning is all about good partnerships. It’s for this reason that we got together last week with 30 other charities, 60 cancer specialists as well as academics, welfare experts and patients. We sent a letter to the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith MP, raising our concerns...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan advent calendar: Day 9!

    Today’s festive friend for you to meet is Gus Baldwin . Gus manages Macmillan’s public affairs team, who do the clever political thinking and speak up to the Government about issues that are important to people affected by cancer. Recently Gus and the team have been working hard on the...
  • Blog Post: Rosemary's Local Campaigning Surgeries: Part 3.

    Rosemary Frazer, our local campaigns officer will be hosting her third and final campaigning surgery of 2011 in the chat room on Tuesday 13th December. Find out a bit more about Rosemary, and what campaigning means to her here. The subject will be ‘Planning Your Campaign – What, Why and...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan advent calendar: Day 7!

    As we come to the end of the first week of December, we meet Kate who edits our campaigns and professionals sections of the site. Kate is responsible for making sure that people know about our campaigns (such as Welfare Reform - sign today! ) which is really important to make sure that Macmillan can...
  • Blog Post: Macmillan responds to Government proposal to make all chemotherapy patients to face benefits check

    I wanted to let you all know about some big developments in our ‘put the fair into welfare’ campaign in the last couple of weeks. At the end of November the government published its long awaited response to Professor Malcolm Harrington’s review of the Work Capability Assessment....
  • Blog Post: Sign our petition: Welfare reform

    The way that the welfare system works is changing. This could mean that many people with cancer , like you and your family will be forced into poverty. Please sign our petition to help us lobby MP's and Lords before they make important decisions about this matter. To remind you, our calls are...
  • Blog Post: Help us put the fair into welfare

    Hello everyone. I just wanted to let you all know that our welfare reform campaign petition has gone live today! So please help us to ‘put the fair into welfare’ by signing up and spreading the word among your friends, family and colleagues . The more support we get the stronger our message...
  • Blog Post: Interview: Rosemary Frazer talks about causing a stir!

    Our local campaigns officer Rosemary has kindly answered some questions that I had about what exactly campaigning means. If you ever been angry about something or wanted to change something but not known how then read on. Rosemary will also be talking about campaigning and answering your questions...
  • Blog Post: Solent Lady's Fitness Blog: Part 3.

    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 three. You can read part two here. If you'd like to get more active, find out more and send off for a Move...