Macmillan in England
With the support of our fundraisers and partners in England, Macmillan is providing practical, medical, emotional and financial help to people affected by cancer. The government wants more decisions to be made locally, so we’re campaigning to make sure everyone with cancer receives the right level of treatment and support.
Find your local page
See the full list of Macmillan local pages in England >
For the first time, Macmillan research has revealed the full cost of hospital parking in England. While some hospitals offer free parking to cancer patients, others charge up to £3 an hour for parking.
Order a campaign pack and find out how you can challenge costs in your area.
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- An East Kent-based Macmillan volunteer services manager has been recognised for her inspirational work supporting people affected by cancer in the area.
- The new Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre has come even closer to completion by reaching a major fundraising milestone - just £500,000 away from the target of £5.96 million.
- Macmillan has teamed up with Penny Brohn Cancer Care to provide new support for people affected by cancer in North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford.
- A centre that supports cancer patients throughout Herefordshire is celebrating receiving an award that recognises high standards in building design.
More news from around England
About cancer in England
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Every day, 740 people in England are hit with the news that they have cancer, while 350 people die from the disease. The population of England living with and beyond cancer is set to rise to 2.5 million by 2020 and to 3.4 million by 2030.
Macmillan’s research has shown that four of every five cancer patients are hit with an average cost of £570 a month as a result of their illness. What’s more, up to a quarter of them face cancer without support from friends or family.
What we're doing in England
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These are just a few of the things we're working on in England:
Macmillan is funding a new programme at Salisbury Hospital, providing exercise, information and psychological support for people living with cancer.
Get Active, Feel Good
In partnership with Shropshire Council, people living with cancer are getting active safely and effectively with the help of a specialist instructor to support their wellbeing.
We are transforming cancer care for patients at The Lister Hospital with a new £3 million Macmillan Cancer Centre to be managed by the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Macmillan and the UCLH Foundation Trust have combined their expertise to build the UK’s most advanced cancer facility, supporting the growing number of Londoners living with cancer.
We are providing £3.5 million and working in partnership with the Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to build a new state-of-the-art cancer unit, to be named the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre.
In England, Macmillan campaigns for a better deal for people affected by cancer. We believe that everyone should be entitled to the best cancer treatment and support, regardless of who they are and where they live.
Whether we’re asking MPs to show their support for cancer carers or campaigning for an end to hospital car parking charges, we’re here to make sure that people affected by cancer have their voices heard.
By supporting our campaigns you can help make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.
How you can get involved
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1. Organise a collection or event
You could use your hobby, or get together with friends to raise money for Macmillan's work in England. Why not set yourself a challenge and get sponsorship? If you're looking for a way to get started, then take a look at these fundraising ideas.
We can get you organised by helping you design your posters, flyers, sponsorship forms and much more. You'll find a whole host of fundraising resources on be.macmillan.
Get in touch and we'll get you started - you can also call our fundraising team for advice or support on 0300 1000 200 , or contact them through through our online form.
2. Join a Macmillan event
Whether it's taking part in one of our challenge events, such as the The Great Wall of China Hiking Challenge or the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, there is a Macmillan event for you.
See all of our events.
3. Share your skills
Our organisation was started by a volunteer nearly one hundred years ago, and today they’re still at the very heart of everything we do. Join us and together we can make a difference.
Find the latest volunteering opportunities near to you on our volunteer pages.
4. Become an e-campaigner
You can support Macmillan's work and help make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer in England by joining our e-campaigner network. It's ideal if you want to help but don't have much time or money to give.
By being part of the network you will have the opportunity to take action and make a real difference. We will email you from time to time with ways in which you can support our campaigns. We will also send you our e-campaigner newsletter every two months.
Become an e-campaigner.
Help us to make a difference in England
£25 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people affected by cancer receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
£196 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a person living with cancer heat their home when they really need to.
£8000 could pay for 17,547 copies of The cancer guide. This Macmillan booklet can play a vital role in helping people feel more prepared for the future and confident they won't have to face cancer alone.
Ways to donate
It's the quickest, easiest and most secure way.
Contact the Fundraising Support Team on 0300 1000 200 to find out how. They’ll be able to send you a paying in slip to use at any branch of NatWest, RBS or Ulster Bank. Alternatively, they can provide you with a reference number and details to use for a bank transfer or BACS payment.
To send us a cheque make it payable to 'Macmillan Cancer Support' and send it to:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Fundraising Support Team
Planning on doing something for us? Need some fundraising support?
Call 0300 1000 200
(Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
Note 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers, including calling from mobiles.
Macmillan Cancer Support Line
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face but you don't have to go through it alone.
We have a team of experts who can answer and questions you have. offer support, or simply listen if you need a chat.
Call 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
Note Calls to the Macmillan Support Line are free.