Community Updates

  • Community News Blog: Introducing Community badges!

    Photo of a row of Macmillan pin badges in the shape of an M on a table.

    Introducing our new Community badges!

    We are really excited to be able to share with you today a new feature on the online Community, our Community badges.

    Our Community badges are not only a new way for our members to quickly identify the Community team, and our Community Champions, but also a way to celebrate you and the amazing support you provide each and every day on the Community.

    We have three badges which we…

  • Community News Blog: Community guidelines update

    "We've updated our community guidelines" is written over a picture of a cup of herbal tea.

    We have some important information to share here on the Online Community. We have decided to review our Community guidelines, and have made some changes.

    Our Community guidelines are what everyone agrees to when they join the Online Community. They’re in place to ensure that everyone is safe while using the site.

    This decision was made based on guidance internally from teams within Macmillan, alongside feedback…

  • Community News Blog: Planned maintenance: Tuesday 31st August, 2pm-8pm

    On Tuesday 31st August, the Community will be down for maintenance from 2pm – 8pm. This means the Community will not be accessible during these hours.

    We’re carrying out some planned maintenance, which will help ensure the Community continues to run smoothly. This maintenance will not impact anything that users see on the site and only consists of ‘under the hood’ fixes and upkeep. This maintenance will help us…

  • Community News Blog: Planned Online Community Maintenance - Tuesday 10th August, 6AM - 10AM

    Hi everyone,

    Due to some planned maintenance, the Online Community will enter a read-only mode tomorrow morning, Tuesday 10th August from 6:00am to 10:00am.

    This means that you will not be able to log in, post or reply on the Online Community during this time. You will still be able to read posts and blogs on the site.

    If you feel you need some support while the Online Community is unavailable, please remember our Support…

  • Community News Blog: Here's to our Champions this Volunteers' week!

    "Here's to you this volunteers' week!" written in green and purple with lots of multicoloured confetti coming down from the top of the image..

    The 1st – 7th of June 2021 marks Volunteers week here at Macmillan. This is a week dedicated to saying a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who dedicate their time to supporting people affected by cancer. Here on the Community team we wanted to dedicate today’s Community news blog to our very own group of fantastic volunteers, our ‘Community Champions!’

    If you’re new to the site, you might…

  • Community News Blog: Notice: improvements release postponed

    This morning, Wednesday 5th May, we had planned to move forward with our first batch of improvements to the Community.

    As many of you may have noticed, the site was down for longer than we had expected. Unfortunately, we ran into some problems when we released the changes into the site.

    We did not want to introduce any issues into the Community, and therefore we made the decision to roll back the improvements.

    We are…