18 September 2012
Several members of the Scotland team and colleagues from Macmillan's head office had a great time at the launch of the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at Glasgow Libraries.
The service was launched at the city’s flagship library by Scotland’s new Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Alex Neil, who was effusive in his praise for the service and for Macmillan.
He unfortunately couldn’t stay for a piece of the amazing cake, which, with it’s 3D depiction of a drop-in including mini Macmillan leaflets, was (almost) too good to eat.
Fantastic media coverage included a front page splash and double page spread in the Glasgow Evening Times
A result of a unique partnership between Macmillan and Glasgow Life, the service will mean that Glasgow is the first place in the UK where every cancer patient can get support and information in their local community.
Volunteers and community librarians will be at the heart of the groundbreaking service, which will transform the way cancer support is offered across the city. Congratulations to everyone involved.