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 Herefordshire.
Focus on Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean
2014 has been a fantastic year for Macmillan Cancer Support in Herefordshire and The Forest of Dean and we are able to help more people affected by cancer in the area as a result.
Our committees based throughout Herefordshire have raised well over £30,000. With active committees and Fundraising Groups in Kington, Ross on Wye and Hereford, if you would like to get involved with events, store collections or you have fundraising ideas you would like to put into action yourself, we are always looking for new members and new ideas.
In March 2014 the 12th Mac 4 x 4 Event took place once again under the guidance of Selwyn Kendrick, Peter Rowland and their brilliant team. They raised a magnificent £145,000 which brought their total since 2002 to £1,077,000 which really smashed their £1millon target. The March 2015 event now has a waiting list and there are plans to develop a November event for 2015. If you want to know more about this very specialist event, please visit the Macmilllan 4x4 UK Challenge website.
The Forest of Dean Half Marathon in March, hosted by the Royal Forest of Dean Rotary Club saw more runners than ever before, not just taking part, but gaining sponsorship for Macmillan. We not only raise money from this event but it helps us promote awareness of the work of Macmillan to a wider audience. Team Macmillan, in partnership with members of Hope Support Service based in Ross on Wye, based themselves in the Runners Village and at the same time ensured that all our runners were cheered through the start and welcomed across the finishing line. On the day, we also signed up a large number of supporters as ecampaigners for Macmillan. Becoming an ecampaigner is a really valuable and easy way to help improve the lives of cancer patients and their families and carers.
If you fancy signing up for The Forest of Dean Half Marathon for Macmillan year, Rotary Club is kindly offering 10 free places for Macmillan runners for 2015. Sign up for the run or to find out other events and ways in which you can get involved.
We continue to work with many Herefordshire and The Forest of Dean companies who raise money and support us. We have had a longstanding partnership with Dezac Group, Cinderford whose employees have raised nearly £7,000 since 2012. Corporate partnerships can be beneficial for both the charity and the company through making a difference in the community or through team building fundraising activities. Please contact me if you work in, or own a company, which may be interested in working with us.
The Hay on Wye Book Festival was once again a venue for great Macmillan fundraising at the Macmillan Car Park run by Team Goodwin over 2 weeks. In the past 9 year, they have raised almost £200,000 for Macmillan with a total of £25,000 raised in 2014 alone. 2015 is their 10th year - so they really will smash their £200,000 target this year. We are all hoping for more sun and less rain this coming year for them. Unfortunately, the tractor had to be employed to pull a couple of cars out of the car park but there was no damage and the team and their customers survive to see for another Festival year.
September saw the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning take over the country raising over £21million to date. And Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean certainly rose to the occasion with their Coffee mornings totalling almost £120,000! Sign up for 2015.
In 2015 we have many local events scheduled. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page to keep in touch with what is happening near you and if you have some fundraising ideas, please contact me.
Fundraising Manager - Herefordshire and The Forest of Dean
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
How to donate to Macmillan
Pay in online.
Send a cheque to the Freepost address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Pay directly into the bank. Contact the Fundraising Support Team for how to do this and more information on how to donate to Macmillan.
There are currently no events listed. Please contact your local fundraising office.
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.
More about Macmillan in Herefordshire
Macmillan Cancer Support and the Health Services in Herefordshire work together to provide:
Herefordshire PCT Macmillan Community Palliative Care Team based at St Michael’s Hospice
Herefordshire PCT Macmillan Lymphoedema Team based at Bromyard Community Hospital
Wide-ranging specialist nursing services based at Hereford County Hospital
In addition, people affected by cancer in Herefordshire benefit from Macmillan’s many other services – such as the free telephone support line, which can offer general information and advice about cancer, benefits advice, practical help and youth advice for children affected by cancer.
Five ways you can help us
By giving money:
Every donation, big or small, makes an essential difference to people living with cancer. Please donate online, or remember us in your will.
By organising a collection or event:
Could you use your hobby, or get together with friends to raise money for Macmillan. Why not set yourself a challenge and get sponsorship? What about making us your charity at work or at school? We will help with any events you might like to plan.
By joining a Macmillan event:
Whether it's the World's biggest Coffee morning, the Flora London Marathon, or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, there is a Macmillan event for you and we'll support you all the way.
By sharing your skills:
Could you give us some of your time? All help with events, collections and administration in the office is always very welcome.
By making us your charity:
Through you workplace, your school, your club could you get together with friends and colleagues and raise money for the Macmillan Renton Appeal?
Tell us your story
Would you like to share your experience of cancer to help others? By telling the personal stories of people like you, we help people engage with and understand our work. We also use real stories to influence government and, through the media, inform the public what living with cancer is really like.
We’d be grateful to hear your story - as little or as much as you’d like to share. If this is something that interests you, simply contact Laura Mitchell on 01264 343 807, or by emailing LMitchell@macmillan.org.uk.