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

  • Planned Community Maintenance - 11th August, 7am-10am

    Hi everyone,

    We’re writing this afternoon with an important update.

    Tomorrow morning, Tuesday 11th August, the Community will be entering a read only state from 7am until 10am.

    This is to allow us to fix two issues that we know users are experiencing just now. This maintenance will fix the below:

    • Logging in issue where users are receiving the error message ‘the user already exists’. See below a screenshot of the…
    • 10 Aug 2020
  • 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