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Stories from professionals like Karen Aylward, Macmillan Family Support Worker (pictured), allow the team to breathe life into its fundraising asks, and lend a face to the work we do.
Karen was featured in the February cash appeal this year alongside the Fitzpatrick family who received help and support following their Dad’s diagnosis of a brain tumour. By getting involved in sharing the Fitzpatrick’s story, Karen has helped Macmillan raise over £90,000. This money could help fund almost two additional Macmillan professionals like Karen, for a whole year.
‘I am always happy to support Macmillan in whatever way I can ... to me it is really important to get involved and be part of the team. It's also been an interesting learning experience to see just a small part of what the fundraising side of Macmillan does.’
Many of Macmillan’s supporters choose to make a financial gift because they or their family have been helped by a Macmillan professional. By telling the stories of Macmillan professionals, it reminds supporters of just how vital Macmillan’s services are, and what a difference they can make to peoples’ lives.
If you would like to be featured in some of Macmillan’s fundraising materials, please email Bengu Shail|, Case Studies Officer.
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