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Community News Blog

This is where you can find out about all the amazing things going on in the Online Community. It's where you'll find news about events and awareness months; ways to get involved with Macmillan and up-to-date campaigning news from Macmillan HQ.

Latest Entries
  • Mac takeover day 2015!

    Yesterday over 400 members of Macmillan staff took to the streets of London to fundraise for our annual #Mactakeover day. We put on our wackiest outfits (and biggest smiles) and raised over £18,000 for people affected by cancer. I had a lovely hot day fundraising with my bucket in Picadilly whilst wearing a giant pair of pineapple glasses. ...
  • Can books help us with loss and grieving?

    Members of the Bereaved spouses and partners group have recommended a list of books around the theme of loss, which have helped them and given them comfort during difficult days. Thank you to members of this group for their suggestions, and feel free to continue adding your own in the comments section below. Living on the seabed Lindsay Nicholson...
  • Are you working with cancer? Knowing your rights can help

    Cancer has huge emotional and physical impacts, so it’s not surprising that many people need to take time off during or after treatment and that many face difficulties when they return to work. If you have cancer, it’s important to understand your rights at work and to work with your employer to put in place the support you need when you...
  • Guest post: How I coped with life on a clinical trial

    By Jen, who blogs about her experiences with and after melanoma at liferightnow.co.uk . I was diagnosed on the 24 October 2013 with stage III malignant melanoma , following the discovery of a large lump in my left armpit. The melanoma had metastasised from a mis-diagnosed mole, some three years earlier. I had a nine-hour surgery for a full axilla...
  • Online Q&A: Benefits advice (Thursday 25 July)

    It's time for our monthly benefits Q&A session here on the Online Community. Claiming benefits can be one way to help deal with the financial pressures of cancer and taking time off work. But it can be a bit of a nightmare to work out what you can claim and how to apply. Benefits advisers Ceri and Kathy work on the Macmillan Support Line...