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 Worcestershire.
'Focus On' Macmillan in Worcestershire
This June Macmillan are celebrating Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and taking the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers across Worcestershire. From joining a fundraising group, to volunteering at a Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre or with the Macmillan Worcestershire Buddy Scheme, there are many people across Worcestershire who give their time and energy, to make a real difference to people affected by cancer.
One of those volunteers is Iona Burchell our Macmillan Media and Communication Volunteer in Worcestershire. For the last 18 months Iona has been working alongside our Regional Communications Team to produce monthly articles about services for people affected by cancer in Worcestershire.
These articles help us to bring the Macmillan team to life, demonstrate our impact locally and most importantly showcase some of our fantastic Macmillan services and ensure people affected by cancer in Worcestershire know where they need to go to get support so they don’t have to face cancer alone. So it seems only fitting for Volunteers Week to feature Iona as part of this work.
Iona says, ‘I hope I make a difference by offering the individual I’m writing about the chance to shine. I have been amazed at the variety of support roles that Macmillan provides and the passion with which they are delivered, it’s a privilege to be able to write about. I love being able to communicate the skills, dedication and experience of the professionals who work with and for Macmillan.
‘I enjoy writing and telling stories, so to be able to put these together to support the invaluable work of Macmillan is something I’m very proud of and it feels an honour to be a part of such an exceptional group of people.
‘I would encourage anyone thinking of volunteering with Macmillan to give it a try. It is such a positive way to make use of your own skills, whilst making a contribution towards others. And the wider support network offered to volunteers, plus the opportunities available, really make it a wonderful experience all round.’
A huge thank you to Iona and all our volunteers across Worcestershire who help us to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone and for making your time matter.
To find out more about Volunteers Week visit www.volunteersweek.org. To find out about local volunteering opportunities with Macmillan vist our volunteering village at www.macmillan.org.uk/volunteering.
If you’re facing cancer it can be a lonely and upsetting time. It’s important to know support is there for you. If you have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.
Macmillan would like to thank the many volunteers who dedicate their time to support people affected by cancer.
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.
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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.
More about Macmillan in Worcestershire
Macmillan Cancer Support offers a wide range of clinical and well being support services for people affected by cancer in Worcestershire. These services are made possible by the donations raised by our dedicated supporters.
Our team of Macmillan health professionals in Worcestershire are helping people living with cancer in our hospitals and local communities.
Just a few of the cancer specialism’s we offer are:
Gynaecology, Urology, Occupational Therapy, Dietitian, Speech and Language Therapy, Chemotherapy, Dermatology, Lymphoedema, Upper Gastro-Intestinal and Palliative Care
Community Nurse Teams operate across the area, based in Bromsgrove, Evesham, Kidderminster and Malvern, supporting people affected by cancer in their homes.
In addition to the medical support we offer, Worcestershire patients benefit from the support of Macmillan's emotional and financial support services.
These include the telephone support line, which is free to call and can help with general information and advice about cancer, on 0808 808 0000, offering specialist advice about benefits and youth advice for children and young people affected by cancer.
We can signpost to the following information and well being services based within the county;
Cancer Information and Support Centres, with services operating within the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Kidderminster Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital, providing free and readily accessible information, without appointment.
Financial Support Services from Worcestershire Macmillan Citizens Advice team, with benefits advisers based in Redditch, Kidderminster and Worcester. Contact the team by calling 01905 725946 or visit www.cabwhabac.org.uk
Macmillan also funds a patient welfare grant scheme, which in 2013 alone gave a total of £73,393 in one-off grants to 260 county patients who were in financial hardship. This has supported requests for fuel bill payments, clothing and house hold equipment such as washing machines and bedding.
As you can see from the current team of health care professionals listed above, the people of Worcestershire benefit from a wealth of experienced and professional cancer care specialists. With your support, we can help to increase the range of nursing support we can offer in our local community.
Share 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 us by calling 07850 772981 or 0300 1000 200, or by emailing email@example.com