Community News Blog

This is a place where you can read about everything that's happening on Macmillan's Community. From guest stories, to sharing awareness months, here is where you'll hear about all of the latest from Macmillan's Community. This blog is run by Macmillan's Community Team.

Community News

  • Viewing groups - which do you prefer?

    Hi everyone,

    It’s Ellen here from the Community team. We are hoping to get your thoughts on a change we are thinking of making to the way you currently view groups. We’re looking at making this change based on some of the feedback we’re seeing across the site, and within the feedback survey.

    You’ll see a poll below this post, where you can vote for what you like best.

    Currently, when you go to…

    • 18 Sep 2020
  • Community upgrade: an update for members

    On 29th July, we launched an upgrade of our Community site. The changes we have made are to ensure that the Community is working on a much more stable platform so that our users encounter less technical issues and that we can grow and develop the Community in a safe and well-supported way.

    We are not where we had hoped to be since launching the upgrade. We are working through a list of bugs and issues which we did not…

    • 17 Sep 2020
  • Planned maintenance - Thursday 10th September, 6am-10am

    Hi everyone,

    Due to some planned maintenance on the main Macmillan website,, the Online Community will enter a read-only mode between 6:00am and 10:00am on Thursday 10th September.

    The main Macmillan website ( will also be unavailable from 6:00am-10:00am.

    This means that you will not be able to log in or post on the Online Community during this time. You will still be able to read…

    • 8 Sep 2020
  • Cancer & Me 35 Years On – vol 4 – Brachytherapy – (the Radium Needle Implant)

    Today in our Community News blog Willo is back with the fourth instalment of her guest blog series called ‘Cancer & me 35 years on’. In this series, Willo, known on the Community as patsyann85, tells us about her experience of being diagnosed with Anal cancer in 1986 while living in Zambia. We will be sharing more of Willo’s writing and incredible artwork throughout the next few months in the Community…

    • 4 Sep 2020