Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan in Essex.
There are 70 Macmillan nurses working locally, in hospitals and the community. We want to raise £2.5 million in Essex, to help more cancer patients get the treatment they need. So far an amazing £2 million has been achieved.
The appeal has also helped fund a new day oncology centre called the Cedar Centre, providing a purpose-built centre to help people with cancer in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge area. Find out more.
How to reach us
For fundraising support and information you can contact the Fundraising Support Team.
Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Call 0300 1000 200
Note 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers, including calling from mobiles.
How to donate to Macmillan
Pay in online.
Send a cheque to the Freepost address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
London, SE1 7UQ
Pay directly into the bank. Contact the Fundraising Support Team for how to do this and more information on how to donate to Macmillan.
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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.
We give time, we raise money, we help people affected by cancer… Could you?
Fundraising groups are invaluable groups of people who get together to organise local events in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
We have established Fundraising Groups in the following areas:
New members are always welcome.
Please contact your local fundraising support team to find out more:
For fundraising groups in Braintree and Saffron Walden
Call Claire Husband on 07801 307052
For all other fundraising groups
Call: 0300 1000 200
More about Macmillan in Essex
Health and social care professionals
Macmillan works with the NHS and other health and social care partners to improve the lives of people affected by cancer today. In Essex there are currently over 100 Macmillan health and social care professionals.
These include Macmillan nurses, doctors, dieticians and occupational therapists. They use their expert knowledge to help people understand and manage their symptoms and side-effects.
People living in Essex also benefit from the £1.2 million Macmillan Care and Treatment Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, which was set up in 2002.
To meet the growing need for our services, we aim to provide additional nursing staff as well as a dedicated service to support people with lung cancer.
People living with cancer tell us that money worries come second only to worries about their health. Our local Macmillan Welfare Rights Service (developed in partnership with the CAB) helps people access the financial help they are entitled to.
Since starting up in July 2007, the benefits service has helped over 4700 patients become better off by over £1 million in benefits.
In 2010, Macmillan Cancer Support gave a total of £237,558 in grants to 705 people throughout Essex. These grants help people cope with the extra costs that living with cancer can bring, including increased heating bills, travel to and from hospital for treatment, and extra bedding.
For more information on the benefits service please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01268 448 517.
Macmillan offers a range of information services across Essex. And during 2010, our Mobile Information Unit visited several locations across the county giving the public quick and easy access to free cancer information and support.
Six ways you can help us
By making a donation
Every penny we receive takes us closer to our ambition of being able to reach and support everyone affected by cancer both locally and across the UK. You can make a donation now online, by cheque which you can send to our office at the address above or by calling us on 01245 345 280.
By joining one of our events
Whether you’d like to join one of our local organised walks, run a Marathon, climb Kilimanjaro, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee with friends, we have an event to suit you.
By organising your own fundraising event
Why not get together with friends and family or your local community group to organise your own fundraising event? We’ve got lots of great ideas to help you get started. Call us on 01245 345 280 and let us know what you’ve got planned and what we can do to help.
By joining one of our fundraising groups
In 2010, our fundraising groups across Essex raised over £80,000 to support people affected by cancer. If you’d like to join one of our existing groups or start one of your own, please call us on 01245 345 280 and ask to speak to one of our Fundraising Managers.
By volunteering for us
Whether you’d like to help out in our office, represent Macmillan in your local community, or lend a hand at events, we have a voluntary opportunity to suit you. For more details see our volunteering information, or give us a call on 01245 345 280.
By getting your colleagues involved
Whatever the size of your organisation or the level of commitment you can give, we can work together and make a difference to people affected by cancer.
From events and employee fundraising to sponsorship, payroll giving and joint promotions, we work with all sorts of local companies in all sorts of ways. If you’d like to find out more, please call us on 01245 345 280.
We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.