Welcome to our 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
  • Cancer & Me 35 Years On - Vol 3 - The Journey Home


                                                    Fantasy (batik) by Willo

    Today in our Community News blog Willo is back with the third instalment of our 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 th…

    • 6 Aug 2020
  • “One night I was woken up with an odd feeling.” – Alyson’s story

    This week in Community news we’re sharing Alyson’s story and experiences with Renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer,  from her first diagnosis to today.

    At the age of 20 years old, I emigrated to South Africa with my then husband Gerard.  At the age of 40 years old I was working as a Logistics Manager for Howden Safanco and had been divorced for 2 years.  I had by this time two daughters, Kimberley (16…

    • 4 Aug 2020
  • Welcome back!

    Welcome back to the Online Community!

    The new platform is now live, and we’re so happy to share it with you. So please take a look around!  

    The site looks and feels different, but all your groups and content remain the same. When you log in for the first time, you will be prompted to reset your password for security purposes. Once you’ve reset your password, you’ll be able to log in, explore content and post as…

    • 30 Jul 2020
  • It's almost time!

    Hi everyone,

    Last week, the Community team blogged about some important changes that are going to happen from Monday 27th July.  

    With only a few days to go before the upgrade, we wanted to reach out with a reminder about what to expect. We know how important the Online Community is to you and all our members. While this upgrade marks a new beginning for the Community, the site will still continue to be a source of comfort…

    • 24 Jul 2020