Campaign locally for Macmillan
We want to make sure that people affected by cancer have their voices heard. This month we're taking our General Election campaign on the road so why not come and join us.
Our Campaigns Roadshow
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The General Election is on 7 May and now is our last chance to ensure that improving cancer support is a priority for the next Government.
We want to maximise our political influence and get as many people as possible talking about the importance of cancer care to make sure this happens so we're taking our campaign bus and getting out and about between 13-17 April visiting town centres in Watford, Cambridge, Loughborough, Bristol and Brighton to drum up as much support as possible for our Cancer: Time to Choose campaign.
No one should face cancer alone and this election is our best chance to make sure no one has to. We're calling on the next Government to commit to
This is our chance to meet you. If you live in any of these areas, we’d love to find out about the issues that matter to you in the run up to the election. You’ll be able to find out more about our Time to Choose campaign and how you can get involved. We’ll also be on hand with advice and tips on campaigning to make cancer care a priority for your local politicians. And if you can’t make it along to any of the events then you can still get involved online at timetochoose.org.uk.
Cake with Candidates
If you’ve been affected by cancer, there’s also the opportunity to join our Cake with Candidates events. We've invited local candidates in each area to join Macmillan staff and supporters for tea and cakes. You can meet your local candidates and ask what they intend to do to improve cancer care if they’re elected. If you're interested in attending email us to find out more.
Where you can find us
Dates and locations of our Campaigns van 13-17 April
Monday 13 April
Watford Town Centre outside Burger King, WD17 2DJ, from 11.30am - 4pm (see a map)
Tuesday 14 April
Outside Boots on Sidney Street, CB2 3HX, from 11.30am - 4pm, (see a map)
Wednesday 15 April
On Biggin Street, LE11 3EA, from 11.30am - 4pm (see a map)
Thursday 16 April
At the Centre Promenade, BS1 4XJ, from 11.30am - 4pm (see a map)
Friday 17 April
At East Street Bastion on the seafront, BN1 1NF, from 11.30am - 4pm (see a map)
By supporting our campaigns you can help improve the day-to-day lives of cancer patients and their families. Watch our film and hear from campaigner Nikki Hill, who met MPs as part of our campaign to tackle the carers crisis. You can read a report about the event on our blog, where you’ll also find all the latest news on our campaigns.
We’ve got some great free resources you can use to promote Macmillan’s campaigns locally. Download our campaigns guidebook [PDF, 2.2MB] which provides tried and tested tools and techniques to help you campaign successfully.
And for all of our free resources to help you become a local campaigner, visit be.macmillan.org.uk/campaigns
Decision makers include people like your MP. These people have a lot of influence to help change things for the better. It’s their job to listen to the concerns of the people in their area, so don’t be shy about setting up a meeting to explain why your campaign is important. Be prepared – come armed with an agenda noting the key things you want to cover.
Download our template letter to decision makers.
Getting a local newspaper interested
You might be holding an event or have a compelling story about a local resident to share. Either way, this is a great channel for promoting your events, campaigns messages, and getting more people on board.
Download our template press release.
Health services are devolved in Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales. To see how Macmillan is campaigning in these countries see the links below:
Our campaigns in Scotland.
Our campaigns in Northern Ireland.
Our campaigns in Wales.
I am short on time, what can I do to help?
If you’re not already signed up as one of our growing band of e-campaigners, take a minute to sign up today. As an e-campaigner you will receive regular email updates on our campaigns and what you can do to help. We may ask you to sign a petition, email your MP or share our campaign actions with your friends. Whatever it might be, taking action is quick, easy and can make a real difference.
I am short on time, what can I do to help?