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 Shropshire.
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
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.
- Friday 11 September (12:00-19:00)
- Sunday 20 September (09:00-17:00)
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 Shropshire
2014 has been a fantastic year for Macmillan Shropshire allowing us to help more people affected by cancer within the county.
Our committees based throughout Shropshire have raised well over £100,000. With active committees in many of our local towns, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Cleobury, Market Drayton, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Telford, there is no excuse if anyone would like to get involved with events, collections or you have fundraising ideas for yourself. These local volunteers will support you.
Market Drayton 10k run in May, saw more runners than ever before, and more runners who chose to gain sponsorship for Macmillan. We raised a great amount of money from just this one event, the local committee had a tombola stand and ensured that all our runners where cheered on from the side lines. Fancy signing up for a local run for Macmillan?
We continue to work with many Shropshire companies who raise money and support us. In January 2014 we started a 3 year partnership with Culina. Via employee engagement and support they raised a staggering £45,000 within the first few months. Corporate partnerships can be beneficial for both the charity and the company. Please contact Helen Knight if you know of a company who may be interested in working with Macmillan.
Cound Cricket Club had a wonderful match for Macmillan in the Summer. They really loved the day, the sun shone all day and we raised more essential funds. Interested in having a Match for Macmillan?
September saw the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning take over the country. Shropshire certainly did their bit by raising over £150,000. Nationally over £20million. Coffee mornings took place in so many places. Please get in touch three weeks prior to your coffee morning to gain some additional support from us. Find out more about the event.
Peter Harris took on a 12 month fundraising challenge, completing a different challenge each month. For 2015, Peter has set up the Macmillan Mayhem Facebook page to encourage supporters to take on their own personal challenges and raise money for Macmillan.
The Welshampton Plant sale took record takings this year, and in 2015 it will be their 10th Anniversary. Come along on the Bank Holiday Monday 4th May to the Welshampton Village Hall to buy some exceptional plants at bargain prices.
The World Coracle Championships, took place at Pengwern Boat House on the River Severn. We had wonderful sunshine, and 23 teams raising over £15,000. This event is so much fun, competitive, and suits a good swimmer. In 2015 the coracle Race will take place on Friday September 11th, avoiding other events on the Severn, and hoping that the water will have warmed up slightly.
The Macmillan 007 Midsummer Ball took place at Dearnford Lake Whitchurch in June, seating 325 people in a stunning marquee. Tickets sold out within 54 minutes and £15,000 was raised. Join us on Saturday 13th June 2015 for the next event. Tickets go on sale 1 March 2015. The theme is 'It's a kind of Magic' and it will be magical night.
The Ludlow Cycling Festival took place in September, and we saw 100 keen (slightly mad) cyclists take on the 100km long Shropshire Torrs Ride. We saw over 120 people take on family rides and 45 people join in on the Tenbury ride. It was a wonderful day raising lots of money and importantly, saw lots of new cyclists. 2015 will see the cycling festival taking place from Ludlow Rugby Club on Sunday 20 September 2015.
In 2015 we have many local events scheduled. Please keep an eye on our active Facebook page to keep in touch. If you have some fundraising ideas, please contact Helen Knight.
If you would like any further information or are keen to get involved please contact:
Helen Knight, fundraising Manager Shropshire, 07977 864 278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaigns - there's strength in numbers
Macmillan is campaigning for a better deal for people in Shropshire affected by cancer, now and in the future. We want everyone with cancer to receive the same level of care regardless of who they are and where they live.
Help us campaign for a better deal for people living with or beyond cancer by joining our e-campaigner network. You will be able to take action online and receive the latest campaign news by email.
‘It was such a struggle paying for prescriptions that I’d stay awake at night crying. The success of Macmillan’s campaign will help thousands like me. I’m thankful I was able to play a part in making change happen.’
Amanda, 45, Surrey
Find out more and sign up now at www.macmillan.org.uk/campaigns
Ways you can help us
Feel good, be part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning 2014
Getting involved couldn't be easier, just register online at www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee