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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
  • Community News Blog

    Nowhere to turn? How I discovered the Online Community...

    Last month Gina, one of our Online Community Champions, shared with the Community part of her cancer journey, specifically interactions with family, friends and colleagues. The blog was called “Most of us just want normality!” , and if you haven’t already read it, it makes for a really thought provoking read. Gina’s back this week to tell us how she...
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    Arts, crafts and coping with cancer

    "…it gave me better pain relief than any drug could ever do.” Facing cancer arguably takes a lot of energy, and naturally it becomes a central focus of someone’s life. But this doesn’t mean hobbies or pastimes, including arts and crafts, need to fall to the wayside. Such hobbies often provide a vital escape to where cancer is no longer the central...
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    Introduction to 'Wellbeing Wednesdays'

    What are ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’? Starting this Wednesday (09/01/2019), the Online Community will be introducing a ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ to the site. Wellbeing Wednesdays will involve a wellbeing tip being shared with the Community each Wednesday by one of our ‘Wellbeing Champions’ here at Macmillan. The tips will be visible to all on the Community...
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    That's a wrap! Here's our final Christmas giveaway...

    You've opened all your presents, eaten all the turkey, watched the Queens speech and fallen asleep watching Christmas specials on the TV. So what's left? How about a 3rd and final giveaway from your Online Community elves: 1 st prize – a £250 Premier Cottages voucher for four lucky winners. 2 nd prize – a signed Castleford Tigers Rugby League...
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    'Always trust your gut instinct' - Colleen's story

    Colleen got in touch with the Community team a couple of months ago to share with us her experiences following her appendix cancer diagnosis. Colleen’s story offers not a great insight into what is a rare cancer, but also the emotional impact diagnosis had on her and how she reacted. If you’ve been affected by appendix cancer, why not share your experiences...