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
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.
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 Shropshire
Around 1,560 people are diagnosed with cancer in Shropshire every year. They need treatment and support. Macmillan helps by providing:
Health specialists. People in Shropshire benefit from 18 Macmillan professionals; nurses, doctors and therapists, who are specialists in cancer care. They help people manage their symptoms and aim to make living with cancer easier.
Someone to talk to. Macmillan supports a network of self-help and support groups around the county.
Financial help. Having cancer can bring extra costs - last year in Shropshire we gave a total of £71,800 in patient grants to help 201 people in the county.
Clear Information. The Macmillan CancerLine provides free information and emotional support for people living with cancer and now we have the Macmillan YouthLine, especially for people aged 12 - 21.
In addition to these we provide the Macmillan helplines, Macmillan grants and the Macmillan website - UK-wide services that benefit local people.
In 2009, Macmillan will be supporting these cancer services across the region and two Macmillan nurses specialising in lung cancer and in kidney and prostrate cancer.
Macmillan nurses specialise in providing care, support and information from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer. They help people make choices about their treatment and manage symptoms and side-effects, as well as providing emotional support. Being told you have cancer is always traumatic, but some people find it more difficult than others to cope with the illness and its treatment.
We also have a Macmillan musculo-skeltal occupational therapist at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital who will look after people with bone and soft tissue tumours, providing them with specialist information and support and ensuring they receive the best possible care and a Macmillan palliative care service improvement coordinator will be looking to promote the best possible cancer care across Shropshire.
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 2010
Getting involved couldn't be easier, register by calling us on 0845 602 1246 or online at www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee .
Getting involved couldn't be easier, register by calling us on 0845 602 1246 or online at .
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 London Marathon, or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, there is a Macmillan event for you and we'll support you all the way.