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  • Blog Post: Meet the team: Happy Christmas from your Community admins

    Left-Right: Michael, Priscilla and Jess You’ve seen our avatars popping up around the site from time to time. But just who are the admin team and what exactly do we do? Our names are Michael , Priscilla and Jess and we work at Macmillan HQ in London. As it’s Christmas, we thought it...
  • Blog Post: Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, of all the trees most lovely

    Christmas is normally a time to spend with friends and family. However, for many people, it is also a time to keep those who are no longer with us in our thoughts, and support those going through a hard time. Those spending their first Christmas without someone; those going through cancer treatment...
  • Blog Post: How to change your profile picture to one of our festive images

    You might have noticed the admin team are looking ready for Christmas with our festive profile pictures. For anyone wanting to add a seasonal touch to their account, we’ve got some ready-made Christmas profile pictures (or avatars) that you can use. Here’s how to change your profile...
  • Blog Post: Christmas and grieving – It’s the season to be kind to ourselves

    Hi, I'm Erin from The Loss Foundation. As the director of bereavement charity, I come into contact with a lot of people who are grieving. It’s really common for them to feel apprehensive at this time of year with Christmas and New Year around the corner. Christmas and New Year Most people...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 blog posts of the year

    As we draw near to the end of the year, we’ve been looking back at some of the most popular blog posts we’ve published here on the Community News Blog this year. Which ones were the most read? And which got you talking and posting the most comments? Some of our top 10 were hot topics...
  • Blog Post: Have you tried our new mobile site?

    Exciting news – after a preview period of testing, our new and improved mobile site is now live. It's been improved with the help of your comments and feedback. We’ve been doing a lot of work to make the Online Community work better on your mobile phones and tablets. We know how important...
  • Blog Post: Is cancer the ultimate test of friendship and relationships?

    Do you remember when you were diagnosed and someone distanced themselves from you? Do you remember when someone you thought was a great friend just vanished? It hurts doesn’t it? For most of us a cancer diagnosis is certainly a real test of friendship. Sadly many people find that they lose...
  • Blog Post: Benefits webchat, 27 November 2014 - transcript

    Last week, benefits advisers Ceri and Laura joined us in the chatroom to answer some of your questions. Lots of you came along to ask about claiming benefits for people with cancer and their carers. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. The chat is now finished but you can still...
  • Blog Post: Stomach, gall bladder and pancreas cancer webchat – Tuesday 9 December

    UPDATE 9/12/14: Due to some technical problems with our chatroom, this chat had to be stopped part-way through. We're really sorry to anyone who was trying to attend. However, we did give everyone the chance to post a question as a comment on this blog post and get a response from a nurse. So see...
  • Blog Post: Meet little Mia – star of our Christmas appeal

    Mia was just four years old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. The news was devastating for her and her whole family. Now she and her big brother Matteo are the stars of our Christmas fundraising appeal. Mia and her family were supported by Macmillan nurses Nina and Jacqui. They organised...