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You can find a group which matches your interests from our Groups home page. You can browse by category by choosing Fundraising,
Campaigning, Cancer Types, Cancer Experiences, or In Your Area and reading
through the groups contained in these categories. You can sort them
alphabetically or by last updated.
You can also search for a group if you know the name of it,
using the search box on the Groups Home Page.
You can join a group by clicking on the 'Join Group' button
which is located on group homepages
Or by the group listing pages.
You can join as many groups as you like.
You can see all of your groups on the homepage. You can also see groups
which you are a member of from the Groups homepage.
If you can't see a group which accurately reflects your
interests or needs, please contact
us telling us about your group suggestion and we will take a decision on
You have an option to make your group public, private or
private and unlisted.
Public: anyone can see and join your group. It will be listed
in the groups list.
Private: anyone can see your group, but they will need to
apply to join.
Private unlisted: nobody except people that you invite can
see your group. It will not appear in search results. Admin can see all groups
on the site, including private unlisted groups.
To leave a group, you need to navigate to the group category
list which contains the group you wish to leave. On this list you'll see your
membership status for that group, If you want to leave the group, simply click
on the leave button.
Click on ‘My Account’ to visit your profile. Then click on the emails tab. You can then see all the groups that you are subscribed to email notifications for, and can unsubscribe from each group individually.
If you are unsure, please e-mail us.
You will need to be friends with another member to exchange private messages on the site. Being friends also means that you will see their posts if you select 'activity for people and groups' on the logged-in homepage.
To send a friend request, click on a member's username to be taken to their profile. Then click the button that says 'add as friend'. The other member will need to accept your friend request before you become friends.
To respond to a friend request from another member, go to the logged-in homepage, and look on the right-hand side, under the heading 'my friends'. Click 'requests to review'. You will see a list of usernames with the option to accept or reject each one.
You don't need to accept all the friend requests you are sent. Before deciding whether to accept, you may want to view the member's profile and past activity.
If you're using a mobile or tablet, you can try the mobile version of the Community
The Community mobile site is a pilot site, where existing members can log in, browse groups, get involved in group conversations. We're working on developing this even more, but currently it doesn't have all the features of the desktop site. Find out more about the Macmillan Community going mobile in our blog post
If you need any help or have questions about the Community mobile site just e-mail the Community admin team.
If you have any questions about our organisation our Macmillan team would love to hear from you
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