Macmillan in Northern Ireland
In Northern Ireland Macmillan provides practical, emotional and financial support. Our team of professionals provide the highest level of cancer care, while our benefits services help people with the financial impact of cancer. None of this work could happen without the support of our local fundraisers and campaigners.
More news from around Northern Ireland.
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- The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a pilot X-ray service to help tackle lung cancer in Northern Ireland. It's hoped the new drop-in scheme for the over 50s will save lives.
- Health and Social Care Trusts have begun posting out Northern Ireland's first cancer patient experience survey. Around 5,500 adults, who were diagnosed with cancer and discharged from hospital between 1st December 2013 and 31st May 2014, will be asked to take part and report back on their experience.
- The specialist adult cancer workforce in Northern Ireland is not growing in line with patient need according to a new report. In fact, since the last survey of this kind was carried out in 2011, numbers have increased by a mere 2%, compared to a 10% rise in England.
- Please take a moment to remember the amazing Darren Robb who has died. The 47-year-old sailor from Coshquin, together with Tobin the dog, raised over £11,000 for Macmillan, when he sailed around Ireland on a "one man and his dog" mission last summer.
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About cancer in Northern Ireland
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Every day 23 people in Northern Ireland hear the devastating news that they have cancer and 11 people die from the illness.
Northern Ireland’s population of people living with cancer will double between 2010 and 2030 to over 110,000.
No one should face cancer alone and with the continued support of people in Northern Ireland, Macmillan can be there for people with cancer, as well as their families, carers and friends.
What we're doing in Northern Ireland
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These are just a few of the things we're working on in Northern Ireland:
We provide access to benefits and financial advice in our Regional Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital and all of our Cancer Units across Northern Ireland. Find support near you.
Asking your opinions
Alongside our partners in the Public Health Agency, we are undertaking the first Northern Ireland Cancer Patient Experience Survey. This will measure the current experiences of people affected by cancer. We'll let you know more about it soon.
The Helping To Overcome Problems Effectively training course is specially designed to help cancer patients look at ways to manage the day-to-day impacts of living with cancer. Find out about a course near you.
We provide grants to thousands of people in Northern Ireland each year to help ease their money worries. We continue to lobby the Northern Ireland Assembly and campaign on issues such as fuel poverty and welfare reform, to help people affected by cancer. Find out more about welfare reform.
Campaigns in Northern Ireland
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Access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist
Macmillan believes that everyone with a cancer diagnosis should have access to a clinical nurse specialist regardless of which type of cancer they have or which hospital they are attending for treatment. In Northern Ireland we are campaigning to make this a reality.
As a member of the Fuel Poverty Coalition, Macmillan is working with others to address the issue of fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.
Become an e-campaigner for Macmillan
By being part of our campaigning network you will have the opportunity to take action and make a real difference. We will email you from time to time with ways in which you can support our campaigns. We will also send you our e-campaigner newsletter every two months.
Become an e-campaigner.
How you can get involved
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1. Organise a collection or event
You could use your hobby, or get together with friends to raise money for Macmillan's work in Northern Ireland. Why not set yourself a challenge and get sponsorship? If you're looking for a way to get started, then take a look at these fundraising ideas.
We can get you organised by helping you design your posters, flyers, sponsorship forms and much more. You'll find a whole host of fundraising resources on be.macmillan.
Get in touch and we'll get you started - you can also call our fundraising team for advice or support on 0300 1000 200, or contact them through through our online form.
2. Join a Macmillan event
Whether it's taking part in one of our challenge events, such as the The Great Wall of China Hiking Challenge or the World's Biggest Coffee Morning, there is a Macmillan event for you.
See all of our events.
3. Share your skills
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.
4. Become an e-campaigner
You can support Macmillan's work and help make a difference to the lives of people living with cancer in Northern Ireland by joining our e-campaigner network. It's ideal if you want to help but don't have much time or money to give.
By being part of the network you will have the opportunity to take action and make a real difference. We will email you from time to time with ways in which you can support our campaigns. We will also send you our e-campaigner newsletter every two months.
Become an e-campaigner.
Help us to make a difference in Northern Ireland
£25 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people affected by cancer receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
£196 could pay for a Macmillan grant that helps a person living with cancer heat their home when they really need to.
£8,000 could pay for 17,547 copies of The cancer guide. This Macmillan booklet can play a vital role in helping people feel more prepared for the future and confident they won't have to face cancer alone.
Ways to donate
It's the quickest, easiest and most secure way.
Contact the Fundraising Support Team on 0300 1000 200 to find out how. They’ll be able to send you a paying in slip to use at any branch of NatWest, RBS or Ulster Bank. Alternatively, they can provide you with a reference number and details to use for a bank transfer or BACS payment.
To send us a cheque make it payable to 'Macmillan Cancer Support' and send it to:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Fundraising Support Team
Planning on doing something for us? Need some fundraising support?
Call 0300 1000 200
(Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
Note 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers, including calling from mobiles.
Macmillan Cancer Support Line
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face but you don't have to go through it alone.
We have a team of experts who can answer any questions you have, offer support, or simply listen if you need a chat.
Call 0808 808 00 00
(Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
Note Calls to the Macmillan Support Line are free.